The National Day of the Kingdom of Norway offers the opportunity for the Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs to convey the warmest congratulations and wishes of success and prosperity to the Norwegian people.
This year, Romania and Norway celebrate 100 years of diplomatic relations. Established initially in May 1917, the diplomatic relations were discontinued between July 1940 and May 1946. In November 1964, the two countries upgraded their diplomatic representations to the level of Embassies.
Romania and Norway gradually built up solid bilateral relations, based on a close political dialogue, multi-level cooperation and intensified economic ties. At international level, the two countries are engaged in a productive partnership within the European Economic Area and NATO. Oslo has been a constant supporter of Romania’s Euroatlantic integration process since the beginning.
Furthermore, Romania’s participation in the European Economic Area, as EU member state, boosted the Romanian-Norwegian ties. An area of particular interest for both countries is the cooperation under the Memoranda of Understanding on the implementation of the Norwegian Financial Mechanism and EEA Financial Mechanism – additional incentives to further consolidate and develop our bilateral cooperation to the benefit of both countries and their citizens.
Romania has used these programmes, through significant projects in areas such as business development, creating new employment opportunities, research, energy, justice and home affairs, health, culture, education, social inclusion, and measures to improve the situation of the Roma population.
The two Ministries of Foreign Affairs are deeply engaged in substantiating a positive and meaningful cooperation agenda, through political dialogue and working together in European and multilateral fora, in the economic and trade areas, in terms of cultural, scientific, academic relations, at the level of civil society and people-to-people contacts. We are pleased to welcome Norwegian people in Romania, be they in business, tourists or professionals, and we believe that the Romanian nationals living and working in Norway are contributing to enriching the Norwegian society, while preserving their national identity and language and promoting, at the same time, the rich Romanian traditions.
We look forward to a bright and strong future of our bilateral relations, for the next 100 years and beyond.
Gratulerer med dagen, Norge!