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German Foreign Minister pays official visit to Romania

The German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier arrives in Romania today answering an invitation of his Romanian counterpart Bogdan Aurescu; they will discuss the consolidation of the economic cooperation and the enhancement of investments between their countries, Agerpres was informed on Sunday by a release of the Romanian Foreign Affairs Ministry (MAE).

‘The visit is a part of the bilateral political dialogue and an occasion to reassert the excellent level of the Romanian-German relation; it occurs within the context of the 135th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries. The two ministers will discuss during their meeting the opportunities of developing the bilateral political dialogue and the significant consolidation potential of economic cooperation, focusing on the importance of the diversification of investments in their countries,’ the document reads.

Another highlight will be the role of the German minority of Romania and of the Romanian community in Germany in the preservation of close political, social and economic ties, the same source asserts.

The two chief diplomats will also approach several priority topics in the European, regional and international agenda, stressing the evolutions in the Eastern Neighbourhood of the European Union and the security agenda, including the cooperation within NATO, MAE also pointed out.

Besides meeting Aurescu, Steinmeier will be received by President Klaus Iohannis and by Prime Minister Victor Ponta. He will attend the inauguration of a new investment of a German company, and he will visit Sibiu (central Romania), where he is to receive the title of honorary citizen and to attend the 25-year celebration of the Democratic Forum of Germans in Romania.

 

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