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Deputy PM Birchall meets Spanish ambassador to discuss prospects for bilateral relations

Dynamic co-operation between Romania and Spain in the areas of economy, defence, local public administration, internal affairs, education and culture was highlighted Thursday at the meeting of Romania’s Deputy Prime Minister Ana Birchall and Spanish ambassador in Bucharest Manuel Larrotcha Parada.

“I had an excellent meeting with Manuel Larrotcha Parada, the ambassador of the Kingdom of Spain in Bucharest. We discussed the current state and prospects for the Romanian-Spanish relationships under the strategic partnership between the two countries, with emphasis on developing and deepening economic co-operation,” Birchall wrote Thursday on Facebook.

She said that when holding the six-month rotating Presidency of the EU Council starting January 1, 2019, Romania will focus on promoting the principle of cohesion, with Spain being one of the most important beneficiaries of this European policy, with an impact on the development of infrastructure and the modernisation of the public administration, and the Spanish society in general.

“The Common Agricultural Policy and the Cohesion Policy are two successful policies at EU level, and we count on Spain for support for the future financial framework,” added Birchall.

The two officials discussed the role of the Romanian community in Spain, the largest foreign community there, calling it “an example of successful integration and a positive contribution to the Spanish society and economy.”

“I wished success to ambassador Manuel Larrotcha Parada with his diplomatic mission in Bucharest and I congratulated him on the anniversary of the Constitution Day, an event that has been observed annually in Spain on each December 6 since 1983,” Birchall said.

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