On a working visit to the Republic of Lithuania, Premier Viorica Dancila met her Lithuanian counterpart Saulius Skevernelis on Thursday, the two officials discussing the possibility of boosting trade and identifying new levels of sectoral cooperation.
“On 14 June 2018, Romanian Prime Minister Viorica Dancila, while paying a working visit to the Republic of Lithuania, met her Lithuanian counterpart Saulius Skvernelis. The talks focused, on the bilateral plane, on discussing the possibilities of boosting trade and identifying new level of sectoral cooperation. The talks revealed that there are perspectives for the deepening of bilateral sectoral cooperation in fields such as IT, energy, chemical industry, food industry, agriculture, infrastructure, energy security etc. Ways of consolidating coordination on European dossiers of joint interest, such as supporting the Eastern Partnership and the future of Europe, were also explored,” reads a Government communique.
According to the mentioned source, special attention was given to security issues, considering the interest that both Romania and Lithuania share in what concerns the security of NATO’s Eastern Flank and energy security.
“The talks in the field of European affairs occasioned the Romanian side’s presentation of the stage of preparations for the Presidency of the Council of the EU, a presidency that our country will exercise in the first half of 2019, as well as an exchange of opinions regarding the future multi-annual financial framework. Likewise, the two Prime Ministers reaffirmed the importance of coordination in what concerns the cohesion policy and the common agricultural policy. The talks outlined that the consolidation of stability and security in the Eastern Neighbourhood is a joint objective for both states. The Romanian Head of Government also tackled the topic of the risks and threats that the North Atlantic Alliance is facing, the talks exploring ways of consolidating cooperation between the allied states, especially between those from NATO’s Eastern Flank,” reads the Government communique.
PM Dancila, Lithuanian Speaker of Seimas Pranckietis tackle bilateral relation, European, security agenda in Vilnius
Prime Minister Viorica Dancila and the Speaker of the Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania, Viktoras Pranckietis met on Thursday in Vilnius, the two high dignitaries tackling topics of the bilateral relation between the two countries and issues regarding the European agenda and the security one.
According to a release of the Romanian Gov’t, the two officials brought to mind the historical importance of 1918 for both Romania and the Republic of Lithuania, given that in 2018, both countries celebrate their Centennial.
The Romanian Premier and the Speaker of the Seimas expressed their satisfaction for the consistency of the bilateral dialogue, at government and parliamentary level, and noted the development potential of the economic cooperation, the release adds.
PM Dancila, on a working visit to Lithuania, presented the stage of preparations of the takeover by Romania of the presidency of the Council of the European Union and had a swap of opinions with Speaker Pranckietis regarding the future of the European project. She has also reiterated that Romania is backing the EU enlargement and that it wishes to keep this topic on the EU agenda during its Presidency of the Council.
As for the security agenda, talks focused on the risks and threats the NATO is confronted with, as well as on the Black Sea region’s security situation, the release adds.
PM Dancila receives invitation for Romania’s participation in NATO Energy Security Centre of Excellence, in Vilnius
Prime Minister Viorica Dancila, currently on a visit in Lithuania, visited on Thursday the NATO Energy Security Centre of Excellence, in Vilnius, on which occasion she received the invitation for Romania’s participation in its activities.
According to a Government press release sent to AGERPRES, the head of the Executive attended the presentation of the Centre’s activities. On this occasion, the director handed the prime minister the invitation for Romania to take part in the Centre’s activities.
“The Romanian official inquired about the projects developed by the Centre and the way these will be implemented, expressing our country’s priority interest in the energy security,” the press release informs.
The Prime Minister also congratulated the Centre’s leadership for its role in supporting the development processes of the NATO capabilities, considering the ever-growing contribution that the North-Atlantic Alliance has in the field of energy security, reads the release.