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Romanian-Polish intergovernmental meeting held in Bucharest. PM Morawiecki: Romania, very good partner for investors in Poland

Romania is a very good partner for investors in Poland, the Prime Minister of the Government of the Republic of Poland, Mateusz Morawiecki stated, mentioning that our country “has a good economic growth”.

“What connected us in the past is also relevant for our present relationship, it is about this common history that is important for today’s issues. Moving on to contemporary issues, we can say that in almost all aspects we had common, convergent opinions, we get along very well in many areas. I will say a few things about energy, Romania plays an important role, it has gas reserves in the Black Sea and it also has energy reserves on land that have the possibility to ensure gas supply to Central Europe. We are also building an infrastructure so that Poland can become a gas distributor, a connector from Slovakia, through Hungary, to Romania, and this can also ensure the security of sources based on a partnership in joint projects. The common interests we have in building the infrastructure can be clearly seen, this is about the Via Carpatia project that would link the Baltic Sea to the Black Sea, would increase trade, tourism cooperation, between our states and between our communities, it is a very ambitious project,” Mateusz Morawiecki on Wednesday said at the press statement alongside the Romanian Prime Minister, Viorica Dancila.

The Polish prime minister added that Poland and Romania “have agreed on a long-term collaboration to represent the positions at European level, starting with the climate policy, the budget policy, the Multiannual Financial Framework, in the industry field, in the field of competitiveness”.

“At our joint session [e.n. -the round of intergovernmental consultations] we have also discussed extensively the issues of competitiveness and the implementation of the regulations of the European Union Treaty. (…) It is paramount for us to ensure freedom of movement, but, at the same time, to consider the competition with the countries of Western Europe so that we can find ways for Poland and Romania’s economic development,” said Morawiecki.

The Polish prime minister mentioned that another topic discussed was the budget policy at EU level. He also underlined, still at EU level, the importance of the field that will be managed by the European Commissioner from Romania, that of Transport.

“It is a very important mission (…), the Commissioner for Transport is very important. Mrs. Prime Minister also commented on the important achievements, namely the file for the Commissioner of Agriculture, both Poland and Romania need increased opportunities. for the Polish and Romanian farmers and that is why the Commissioner from Poland will act efficiently in ensuring equal rights for the Romanian and Polish farmers, it is about the implementation of the rural programmes,” said Morawiecki.

The Polish prime minister pointed out that another topic discussed was the defense policy, namely the transatlantic cooperation, given that Romania and Poland are two pillars of NATO’s eastern flank.

“We have also discussed the collaboration in the field of commercial exchange, investment exchange. Romania is a country, a very good partner for Polish investors, we are opening more and more horizons in the economic field for Polish investors. (…) Romania has a good economic growth, a record in the EU, 4.5 percent, even more, of the GDP and we want to make the most of this important moment in boosting the economic relations between us,” said Morawiecki.

The Polish Prime Minister came to Romania to participate in the second round of Romanian-Polish inter-governmental consultations.

After the official welcome ceremony, with military honours, the two PMs had head-to-head talks, followed by bilateral discussions in a small format. Inter-governmental consultations in the plenary meeting of the two delegations within a working lunch and bilateral talks between the relevant ministers of Romania and the Republic of Poland, followed afterwards.

Furthermore, a ceremony for signing several bilateral documents in the presence of the two prime ministers took place.

 

PM Dancila: Romanian-Polish collaboration developed in a powerful, viable, strategic, future-oriented partnership

 

Romanian-Polish collaboration developed in a powerful, viable strategic partnership oriented towards the future, Prime Minister Viorica Dancila stated, at the Government House, during a joint statement with the Prime Minister of the Government of Poland, Mateusz Morawiecki .

“Consultations between our governments took place in a special context, marked by the celebration this year, by Romania and the Republic of Poland, of 100 years of diplomatic relations. Furthermore, we mark 10 years of strategic partnership. Poland is a close friend, a key strategic partner and a trusted ally of Romania. Based on a relation with tradition, on converging interests and a common destiny, Romanian-Polish collaboration developed in a powerful, viable strategic partnership oriented towards the future. The consultations today allowed a review of the progress recorded in the cooperation between our countries and the establishment of benchmarks for future cooperation. I hail, thusly, the signing of several memorandums of understanding in domains with particular relevance for the development of our countries, such as infrastructure and transport, energy, communications and digitalization, entrepreneurship, European funds management, cooperation between Police Academies,” Dancila said.

She mentioned that businessmen in Poland are increasing their investments in our country, while Romanian investors manifest, in their turn, a higher interest for the Polish market.

“We established, jointly, to continue reunions in this format, which would become a practice by the organization of annual consultations between our governments, as well as the deepening of Romanian-Polish coordination in the regional, European and Euro-Atlantic realms. We focused our attention as well on the European issues, where we desire to cooperate closely, on the basis of similar visions, positions and approaches regarding a series of current subjects on the European agenda, such as Brexit, the Multiannual Financial Framework, the Cohesion Policy, the Common Agricultural Policy. (…) We discussed, at the same time, the importance of cooperation on the regional level, especially within the Three Seas Initiative. We have supported that the exploration of new cooperation opportunities needs to take into account the necessity of a pragmatic approach and the generation of added value. Constant dialogue and the commitments made by our governments are the solid basis for future cooperation for the economic development of the region we are part of, as well as to increase security in the area. We will continue to work together to consolidate the European project, the success of which affects the future of the citizens we represent and in whose name we act,” Viorica Dancila showed.

 

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