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Deputy PM Birchall meets Japanese Ambassador Hitoshi Noda, reiterates Romania’s Gov’t’s commitment for strengthening and consolidation of the strategic relationship with Japan

Deputy Prime Minister Ana Birchall on Thursday carried out a working meeting with Japan’s Ambassador to Romania Hitoshi Noda, occasion on which she underscored the Romanian Government’s commitment regarding the development, strengthening and consolidation of the strategic relationship with Japan.

“I commended the profound and special character of the Romanian-Japanese relations and I reviewed the discussions within the meeting with Japan’s Foreign Affairs Minister, Mr Taro Kono, on the sidelines of participating in the workings of the World Economic Forum in Davos. I underscored Prime Minister Viorica Dancila’s and the Romanian Government’s commitment regarding the development, strengthening and consolidation of the strategic relationship with Japan, as well as in terms of capitalising on the potential of the economic dimension of the relation between Romania and Japan, the Japanese state being the largest Asian investor in Romania,” Birchall wrote on her Facebook page.

She mentioned that, during this meeting, she reiterated also the interest for a tighter cooperation in a multilateral format, including in the context of Romania’s candidacy for the accession to the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).

“Moreover, in the context of our country taking over the rotating the EU Council Presidency, I reconfirmed Romania’s intention to contribute to the promotion and assumption of a constructive and comprehensive commitment between the EU and Japan, welcoming the entry into force, as of 1 February, of the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement,” the Deputy PM also said.

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