“I am deeply honoured to convey to the Kingdom of the Netherlands and to the Dutch people, on the occasion of the National Day, my sincere greetings, and my best wishes of well-being and prosperity.
This year has a unique significance for the relationship between our countries as Romania and the Netherlands celebrate 135 of diplomatic relations. During this time, the bilateral ties between our countries and people expanded significantly.
The Romanian-Dutch bilateral relations are dynamic, based on a constant political dialogue and an intense cooperation at all levels and in all sectors, and focused on our common future in the European Union. Our ties are strengthened by a remarkable economic cooperation, with a great potential to be developed even more in the future.
The Kingdom of the Netherlands is the biggest foreign investor in Romania, with more than 8 billion euro investment in over 4,602 companies with Dutch capital. Last year, the economic exchanges amounted to roughly 3.5 billion euro. Our objective is to further increase Dutch investments in Romania, the Romanian exports to the Netherlands, and to cooperate even more with Dutch companies not only bilaterally but also on third markets.
As EU and NATO partners and allies, Romania and the Kingdom of the Netherlands share a common vision rooted on the commitment for a consolidated Europe based on democracy, rule of law, stability, security and prosperity. Both our countries are fully engaged to ensuring a peaceful future, sustainable development of our economies and societies, and prosperity for our citizens.
My best wishes also go to the Romanian community in the Kingdom of the Netherlands which on April 27 will join the Dutch society to celebrate the King’s Day, as a token of togetherness and belonging to the country they work and live in.
The relations between Romania and the Kingdom of the Netherlands have developed and diversified also due to their involvement, in their respective field of work, such as economy, education, science, culture. Their contribution, as excellent professionals, in the Dutch companies, in universities and research and science centres, in hospitals, in agriculture and constructions, in the International and European organisations testify both for their high degree of integration and the appreciation they enjoy in the Dutch society.
On this important occasion, I would also like to address my congratulations to the Dutch community living in Romania, which, together with the Romanian community in the Kingdom of the Netherlands represent trustworthy and permanent bridges of cooperation and mutual understanding between our two countries and people.
Happy National Day!”