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Deputies’ Chamber Speaker meets Georgia’s PM: Starting preparations for signing strategic partnership between Romania and Georgia, useful

Speaker of the Deputies’ Chamber Liviu Dragnea stated that starting the arrangements for signing a strategic partnership between Romania and Georgia would be very useful.

“I have made several concrete proposals to the Georgian Prime Minister. From my point of view, taking into account that we have a strategic partnership with the US, they have a strategic partnership with the US, I believe it’s very useful for the two states to start the preparations in order to sign a strategic partnership between Romania and Georgia. On the other hand, Romania and Georgia have two extremely important geo-strategic positions, and Romania and Georgia, namely Constanta and Batumi, for instance, can become two regional extremely good hubs for transportation. I proposed him [the Georgian PM – e.n.] to restore the Batumi – Constanta ferry-boat line,” Dragnea sated at the Parliament Palace, after the meeting with Georgia’s Prime Minister Ghiorghi Kvirikasvili.

He added that he also proposed to establish a working group between the two states in order to set out, in a reasonable time, what are the main areas in which relations can be developed, referring particularly to the economic relations.

“There is the possibility that Georgia becomes an entrance gate for Romanian companies for the Orient and Romania becomes an entrance gate for Georgian companies into West Europe. I have sent an invitation for my counterpart in Georgia, to come to Romania, the relations between the two Parliaments must develop. The economic relations between Romania and Georgia are very low, giving the potential is huge. Romania is sufficiently prepared in order to become the political sponsor of Georgia in the interests that the country has, for its European path, as well as its desire to collaborate with the NATO,” Dragnea mentioned.

 

PM Grindeanu asks Economy, Business Environment and Foreign Ministries to resume activity of Romanian-Georgian economic commission

 

Prime Minister Sorin Grindeanu on Thursday asked the Economy, Business Environment and Foreign Ministries to closely follow the resumption of the Romanian-Georgian economic commission activity, adding that “very many things” can be done to develop the commercial exchanges between the two countries.

In the beginning of the Government meeting, the head of Government brought to mind that on Wednesday he met Georgia’s Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili.

“I have found that we can do very many things to develop the economic relations and the commercial exchanges between the two countries. I would ask the Economy, Business Environment and Foreign Ministries to closely follow the organisation of the joint economic commission, which hasn’t assembled for 14 years,” Grindeanu said.

According to the Prime Minister, at the same time with this commission, a business forum will also be organised.

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