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February 25, 2021

Foreign Minister Comanescu attends informal meeting of foreign ministers of the South-East European Cooperation Process (SEECP): Romania takes migration seriously

Foreign Affairs Minister Lazar Comanescu participated on Tuesday in an informal meeting of foreign ministers of the South-East European Cooperation Process (SEECP) countries in Sofia. In this context, he stressed Romania’s concern about the worrying evolutions in the eastern neighbourhood of the European Union, and the country’s serious approach to migration, the Foreign Affairs Ministry (MAE) stated in a release to Agerpres.

“The top Romanian diplomat also mentioned the approach promoted by Romania to limit the impact of migration and terrorism on SEECP and EU member countries, and the concrete efforts to this effect,” the MAE mentioned.

Minister Comanescu also reasserted Romania’s firm support to the progress of European and Euro-Atlantic integration in southeastern Europe, with particular stress on the need to continue the recent positive evolutions. He also mentioned the projects supported and proposed by Romania, aimed at consolidating the energy independence throughout the SEECP area.

The MAE pointed out that the informal meeting of the foreign ministers of the SEECP countries was intended as an opportunity to exchange opinions on the recent evolutions in southeastern Europe and on the progress of the progress of European and Euro-Atlantic integration of the states in this region.

Actual topics of the European and regional agenda, such as the energy security and the migration, were also approached. The participants adopted a declaration on migration.

On the sidelines of the ministerial meeting organized by Bulgaria as holder of the current presidency of the SEECP, minister Lazar Comanescu had talks with his Bulgarian, Macedonian and Albanian counterparts; they discussed ways of consolidating the bilateral cooperation, making Romania’s relations with these states more pragmatic, with focus on the economic component and on the development of projects of shared interest

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