On the auspicious celebration, on 14 June, of the Official Birthday of Her Majesty the Queen Elisabeth II of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland – this year’s special 90th Birthday as well as the National Day of the United Kingdom – the Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs extends heartfelt congratulations and sincere wishes of good health, personal happiness and prosperity for Her Majesty, the Royal Family and the British people.
We further express our deep appreciation for the work of His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales in Romania and his personal involvement in the conservation of Romania’s environment and heritage.
Romania and the United Kingdom mark, this year, 136 years of diplomatic relations. Our countries´ bilateral relations are firmly set on an ascending trend. Based on the Strategic Partnership between Romania and the United Kingdom, the bilateral political dialogue has been given new impetus and we have witnessed, in the last several years, a significant increase in the number of high-level contacts, including Prime Minister David Cameron’s visit to Bucharest in December 2015.
The dynamics of our economic relations is intense and continues to play an important role in mitigating the effects of a still difficult European and international context. In 2015, the bilateral trade reached the highest level in the history of Romanian-British relations (over 3.6 billion euro), while the number of British firms and the volume of British investments in Romania have been increasing at a steady pace. Romania and Great Britain should keep up the good work through identifying new avenues for common endeavour so as to further push the limits of the potential for bilateral economic cooperation.
Romania and the United Kingdom are also partners in the EU. Romania firmly believes that the British people will be best served in all their interests from within the European Union, to the same extent that it is convinced the challenges ahead of the EU will be better addressed if the United Kingdom continues to make the Union strong by its political leading role and economic high performance.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs strongly believes there is scope for further consolidation of Romania’s and Great Britain’s bilateral relations and for a closer coordination on matters of mutual interest.
On this joyous occasion, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs renews the commitment to further pursue the development of the cooperation between the United Kingdom and Romania through bilateral projects, as well as through joint contributions within multilateral formats, in order to advance the objectives of peace preservation and economic development in the world.