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Minister-delegate Negrescu, Dutch ambassador discuss strengthening Schengen, CVM cooperation

Minister-delegate for European Affairs Victor Negrescu on Thursday had a meeting with Dutch ambassador to Romania, Stella Ronner-Grubacic, to promote prospects for strengthening cooperation on topics such as the Schengen area and the Co-operation and Verification Mechanism (CVM).

According to a Foreign Affairs Ministry (MAE) release, the two approached current European affairs, with both establishing ways to consolidate the dialogue between Romania and the Netherlands in the European affairs area.

MAE shows that the two officials discussed cooperation initiatives in preparation for Romania’s holding the six-month rotating presidency of the Council of the European Union, starting 1 January 2019, with Negrescu voicing Romania’s determination to ensure a successful presidency designed to facilitate the advancement of the European agenda and promote the common interests of the member states.

Moreover, Ronner-Grubacic underscored the importance of Romania keeping up its domestic reforms and commitments on a European level, in the spirit of the common values that both countries support.

“We are counting on the dialogue with the Netherlands, so as to use in a pragmatic and efficient manner the potential of our cooperation in the management of important EU files. We’ll be working to increase transparency in European affairs policy and the Presidency of the Council of the European Union,” Negrescu said.

 

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