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PM Orban starts official visit to France

Prime Minister Ludovic Orban will be on an official visit to France, October 26 and 27, to hold talks with his French counterpart Jean Castex.

According to the Romanian Government, accompanying Orban will be Foreign Minister Bogdan Aurescu, Economy Minister Virgil Popescu, Defence Minister Nicolae Ciuca, and Agriculture Minister Adrian Oros.

On October 26, Orban will hold official talks with Castex, and the two officials will also attend a signing ceremony of bilateral documents. Subsequently, a joint news conference will be held at Hotel de Matignon.

The same day, a meeting is scheduled with Chairman of the Republicans Party Christian Jacob at the Romanian Embassy in Paris.

During the visit, Orban will also have meetings with President of the French National Assembly Richard Ferrand, Chairman of the French Senate Gerard Larcher, leaders of the France-Romania Business Council of the French Business Movement (MEDEF), as well as leaders of the Romanian community of France.

The agenda also includes participation in the meeting of the Council of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and a meeting with OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurria.

“Main goal of visit, signing the Roadmap on the Strategic Partnership between the two countries”

Prime Minister Ludovic Orban on Monday said that his two-day official visit to France starting Monday was for signing the Roadmap on the Strategic Partnership between the two countries, which provides the main coordinates of the collaboration for the next 4 years.

“I will sign the Roadmap on the Strategic Partnership between Romania and France. Since 2009, there has been a Strategic Partnership in place between France and Romania, which was renewed by the declaration of the presidents of Romania and France in 2018. The main purpose of my visit now is to sign the Roadmap for the next 4 years, which establishes the main coordinates of the collaboration between France and Romania. This document, like other documents, will be signed by the Prime Minister of France, Mr Castex, and the undersigned, as Prime Minister of Romania. I will also have other meetings during the visit, but the main point of my official visit to France is the official meeting with the Prime Minister of France,” Orban said at the PNL (National Liberal Party) headquarters.

Via Agerpres

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