Foreign Affairs Minister Lazar Comanescu on Monday had a working meeting with the group of the heads of the diplomatic missions of the African states accredited in Bucharest.
According to a press release by the Foreign Affairs Ministry (MAE) to Agerpres, the participants were diplomats of South Africa, of the People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria, of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, of the Arab Republic of Egypt, the State of Libya, the Kingdom of Morocco, the Federal Republic of Nigeria, the Republic of the Sudan, the Republic of Tunisia.
Within the meetiong, the traditional friendship and cooperation between Romania and the African states were emphasized; the importance of the inter-human contacts and Romania’s contribution to the education of tens of thousands of young Africans so far, which represent defining elements of the relationship between Romania and the African continent was also highlighted, says the MAE release.
The meeting was an opportunity for an open and useful exchange of opinions on the concrete ways of diversifying Romania’s cooperation with the African states.
The minister stressed the need to give a pragmatic character to the bilateral relations, with a focus on the development of commercial exchanges, of concrete projects of economic cooperation, and of cultural actions and inter-university contacts. Current regional topics such as the migration and the fight against terrorism were also tackled.
Minister Lazar Comanescu underlined that a clear, united vision is needed in the fight against terrorism. He has also insisted upon the necessity to neutralize the deep causes of migration and terrorism. The Romanian chief of diplomacy emphasized Romania’s contribution to the social and economic development of the African states, through assistance projects for development dedicated to institutional strengthening and African leading staff’s training.
The sides have also stressed the shared wish to strengthen the political dialogue and the specialized cooperation, in the context of the new evolutions that are shaping the international political scene