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UK ambasador Brummell: We want to further develop relations with Romania, after Brexit too

The ambassador of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland to Romania, Paul Brummell on Thursday asserted in southeastern city of Galati in a press conference that despite his country’s leaving the European Union, the UK wishes to further develop its relationship with Romania, in particular as regards the trade and the investments.

The UK people voted to leave the European Union, which means we are leaving the EU, we are not leaving Europe. And we are friends of Romania, we want to further develop relations with Romania in the commercial field and as regards the investments, and I believe that after the Brexit it will be the same for UK’s investors. An investor wants to win, to make profit. Therefore, the challenge for Galati is just the same, to create the conditions to draw the investors in. We want to remain friends of Romania, we want to develop our relations for both sides. Obviously, it will be a different relationship because UK will no longer be a EU member, and Romania will be, but I believe it is in everybody’s interest to further have a good relationship, said ambassador Brummell.

As regards the Brexit, the ambassador said that this move has not affected yet the status of the Romanians in the United Kingdom, since the Romanians are welcome there and are doing good, important things over there.

Ambassador Brummell, who was invited at the “Romanian-English consular relationship in the 19th – 20th centuries” conference, organised on Thursday evening at the “Casa Cuza Voda” Museum of Galati, spoke about the historical relations between UK and Galati, a city where in 1856 was fathered the Danube’s European Commission, the United Kingdom having been part of.

The guest has also talked about the big British companies that were operating in the 19th century in Galati, and about the local historical landmarks with a resonance in both the history of the United Kingdom and of Galati, such as the Chrissoveloni (the oldest family of bankers in Romania, founder of the first bank of Romania, in 1848) Mansion of Ghidigeni, the ambassador has paid a visit to in 2015.

In other words, as you can see, we share a beautiful history back in time. And the future looks good in what regards the various collaborations, both economic and cultural between Britain and Galati, a county with economic potential, but unfortunately with infrastructure issues. Galati has many opportunities, it has an interesting geographical position, to the east and a very good human capital, many talented young people. On the other side, from the infrastructure’s viewpoint, Galati is not quite the best placed city of Romania, so it is a challenge, concluded ambassador Brummell, according to Agerpres.

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