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Prime Ministers Valls, Ciolos updated roadmap of the Romanian-French strategic partnership: President Hollande, business people will come to Romania in September

Romania’s Prime Minister Dacian Ciolos said Friday, after the signing of an updated roadmap of the Romanian-French strategic partnership, that the economy is a priority area, where the two countries cooperate. In this context President Francois Hollande will come to Bucharest in September accompanied by a delegation of business people.

“The meeting we had today follows the one I had at the beginning of the year with President Francois Hollande. Today we have signed an updated roadmap, which was adopted some years ago and which supports cooperation between France and Romania with very complex fields where the two countries cooperate; in the economy area – we have a very active French economic presence in Romania that we want even more active in the future and I know President Francois Hollande is preparing to include business people for his visit this September,” PM Ciolos told a joint news conference in Paris with his French counterpart Manuel Valls.

Ciolos pointed out that the updated roadmap also includes intensifying cultural collaboration, with very many common actions provided.

“We have many things to share. We are going to set up a joint team, who will work on these projects. Romania’s Embassy here is very committed from this point of view. Then we have cooperation projects in the area of education and scientific research. Yesterday [Thursday], I had the chance to visit the Polytechnic School, where the concept of the laser at Turnu Magurele was designed, which is about to be mounted as part of a wider European project of applied research. We have many platforms we are working on together and the meeting today was the occasion to go into details and make a few decisions to materialise them,” Ciolos concluded.

 

French PM Valls: Roadmap outlines cooperation in several areas – economy, education, science, culture

 

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls said on Friday that the updated Roadmap of the Romanian-French strategic partnership outlines the two countries’ cooperation in several areas, but particularly in economy, education, science and culture.

We signed the Roadmap that outlines our cooperation in several areas – economy, education, science and culture. (…) We also evoked the European files, the risks of terrorism, the migration crisis, the European project that needs reinforcement, Valls told a joint press statement delivered with Premier Dacian Ciolos at the headquarters of the French government.

The two officials headed their delegations at the plenary meeting which lasted about an hour.

 

PM Ciolos: Beautiful match ahead this evening, Romania’s squad motivated

 

Premier Dacian Ciolos said after the meeting with his French counterpart Manuel Valls that they began their discussion today with the Romania vs. France match due in the opening of the European Football Championship.

“Of course we began our talk with a conversation about the match ahead this evening. Beyond the results, we agreed on this: a beautiful match is awaiting, a match France puts its ambition into, also as host of the championship – and here I want to once again thank Manuel Valls for how France has prepared this event. The presence in high numbers of Romanian fans is proof this championship was well prepared. For Romania this is an important encounter because there are eight years I think, that it has no longer taken part in such an international event. I know that our squad is motivated and we’ll enjoy together tonight’s show,” Ciolos said in joint press statement with Manuel Valls delivered at the headquarters of the French government.

In his turn Valls said that whatever the outcome, this will be a reason to celebrate for the fans of the two teams.

We talked about the match tonight. We won’t tell you our predictions, but we are confident that it will be a lovely celebration for French and Romanian supporters and whatever happens we stay friends, said the French Prime Minister.

Dacian Ciolos will meet Friday night with President Francois Hollande, accompanying him to the EURO 2016 kick-starting ceremony, and will watch the Romania vs. France match.

 

 

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