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February 5, 2023

Romanian-Russian commission handling Treasure matters gathers after 10-year break

The joint Romanian-Russian commission tasked with studying the issues arisen from the history of bilateral relations, the Romanian Treasure included, gathered in Sinaia between March 25 – 26 after a ten-year break, with works unfolding in an “open and constructive” atmosphere, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MAE) informed.

According to a statement sent to Agerpres, this is the fourth session of the commission and marks “a new important step” in its activity.

“The two parties continued the exchange of opinions on several issues related to the Romanian Treasure, including the values of the National Bank of Romania shipped to Moscow during the First World War, as well as the restitution by the Soviet Union of a part of the Romanian values in 1935 and 1956”, the MAE informs.

According to the statement, in order to reach the objectives set by the 2003 Joint Declaration of the Foreign Affairs Ministers, the parties agreed to intensify the activity of the commission, to further the activity of identifying documents in the archive, to start drafting joint publications as well as to set up joint expert groups to study archive documents.

Moreover, the two parties agreed that the commission’s next meeting should take place in Moscow, in the second half of 2017, the MAE informs.

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