Prime Minister Dacian Ciolos will pay an official visit to Paris on Wednesday and Thursday, at the invitation of French Republic President Francois Hollande, informs a Presidential Administration release.
According to the cited source, the Government head’s meeting with President Hollande will be followed by a working lunch, to be also attended by French PM Manuel Valls, and a joint press statement.
Prime Minister Dacian Ciolos will also have meetings with French Republic Senate President Gerard Larcher and with National Assembly President Claude Bartolone.
“The main topics to be approached in the discussions with the French officials refer to the privileged historic relations between Romania and France, speeding up the pace for completing the projects included in the roadmap of the strategic partnership with France, rendering the economic relations more dynamic and consolidating the contacts with the business environments, strengthening the sectoral cooperation in common interest areas, but also important topics on the European and international agenda, such as terrorism, migration and the European Union’s security policy,” the Government points out.
According to the source, other topics will be also approached, such as Romania’s accession to the Schengen area, the future report of the European Commission on the Cooperation and Verification Mechanism, but also the cooperation in the process of preparing our country for taking over the EU Council Presidency.
Prime Minister Ciolos will also have meetings with representatives of the Romanian community in France. At the Sciences PO French Institute of Political Studies, the head of Government will meet a group of Romanian students and master’s degree students, on which occasion he will deliver a speech on the benefits of joining the EU and Romania’s vision on the European project.
Besides the talks with the French high officials on common interest topics, the visit will also have an economic component, as a meeting with representatives of the French business environment is also scheduled during the visit, the Government also informs.
On the evening of January 20, Ciolos will send a message in the opening of the concert marking the National Day of Romanian Culture, a concert held by maestro Eugen Doga and organised by Romania’s Embassy in Paris, together with the Embassy of the Republic of Moldova.
The Prime Minister will also pay a visit to great sculptor Constantin Brancusi’s workshop, which is currently a museum.
The official delegation is made up of Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Economy, Trade and Relations with the Business Environment Costin Borc, head of the Prime Minister’s Chancellery Dragos Tudorache, Foreign Affairs Minister Lazar Comanescu and Culture Minister Vlad Alexandrescu.