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PNL President Ludovic Orban to meet Angela Merkel

National Liberal Party (PNL) President Ludovic Orban will meet Christian-Democratic Union (CDU) President and German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday, according to a communique remitted on Sunday by the PNL.

“On Monday, May 14, starting at 1 p.m., the PNL President will meet the President of the Christian-Democratic Union (CDU), Chancellor Angela Merkel. On Tuesday, May 15, at 2.30 p.m., the PNL President will meet former Bundestag Speaker Norbert Lammert, President of the Konrad-Adenaruer-Stiftung Fondation, as well as Deputy Secretary General Gerhard Wahlers, Director of the Department for European and International Cooperation of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung Foundation. At the same time, the PNL delegation will also meet representatives of the German business environment, representatives of the federal government on energy issues, and representatives of the CDU/CSU parliamentary group from the Bundestag, but also with the Romanians from the Diaspora,” the PNL representatives announced in a press release.

According to the mentioned source, the visit is “the result of the very good cooperation that PNL has with Germany’s Christian-Democratic Union, within the European People’s Party, the visit of the PNL delegation coming as a result of an invitation extended by the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung Foundation.”

The PNL delegation that will be visiting Germany on May 13-16 also includes PNL Secretary General Robert Sighiartau, EPP Spokesperson Siegfried Muresan, PNL Vice Presidents Vlad Nistor and Cristian Busoi, and PNL MEP Daniel Buda.

On May 10, Ludovic Orban stated for MEDIAFAX that he will pay a visit to Germany, where he will meet German Chancellor Angela Merkel, however it was not known whether there would be a joint press opportunity after the meeting or whether only the Liberal leader will take part in a press opportunity.

“I’m leaving for an official visit to Germany. I’m leaving on May 13 and will return on May 16. (…) I’ll give a press statement after I meet Chancellor Angela Merkel. We haven’t established yet whether it will be a joint press statement, but regardless of that, I’ll give a press statement,” Orban stated for MEDIAFAX.

The PNL leader added that in June he will travel to France and Spain.

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