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ForMin Aurescu co-chairs the meeting of the Cooperation Commission between the Government of Romania and the Government of the United Arab Emirates

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Bogdan Aurescu, is currently paying a working visit to the United Arab Emirates, where he coordinates the works of the second meeting of the Cooperation Commission between the Government of Romania and the Government of the United Arab Emirates, which takes place in Abu Dhabi.

According to a press release of the Ministry, Wednesday’s ministerial meeting is co-chaired by the head of the Romanian diplomacy together with Ahmed bin Ali Al Sayegh, the Minister of State for Economic and Trade Affairs of the United Arab Emirates. Expert working meetings were held in preparation for the ministerial plenary meeting on Tuesday.

“The second meeting of the Intergovernmental Cooperation Commission is a good opportunity to assess the current stage of the implementation of the decisions agreed at the first meeting, which was held in Bucharest in April 2018, as well as to identify new concrete opportunities for cooperation in the fields of common interest, such as economy, transport by sea and by air, energy, IT&C, cybersecurity, agriculture and food security, environment and aerospace research,” the statement said.

During his visit, the head of the Romanian diplomacy will have meetings with the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, as well as with the Minister of State for Economic and Trade Affairs, Ahmed bin Ali Al Sayegh.

Talks with Emirati officials will focus on ways to strengthen bilateral relations, with a focus on the political, economic and security fields, the same source informs.

 

At the same time, the interlocutors will have an in-depth exchange of views on recent events on the regional and international agenda, focusing on the effects of the illegal and unprovoked aggression of the Russian Federation against Ukraine, and security developments in the Gulf region.

The Romanian delegation for the Cooperation Commission is made of representatives of the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure, the Ministry of Energy, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, the Ministry of National Defence, the Ministry of Economy, the Ministry of Entrepreneurship and Tourism and the Ministry of Development, Public Works and Administration, plus experts from other ministries and institutions.

The meeting of the Cooperation Commission takes place in the context of the working visit that the Prime Minister of Romania, Nicolae Ciuca, paid to the United Arab Emirates on June 20 and 21.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs recalls that, on April 17, 2018, a Memorandum of Understanding was signed in Bucharest on the establishment of a Commission for Cooperation between the Government of Romania and the Government of the United Arab Emirates.

“The document created the general framework for bilateral cooperation at the political-diplomatic, economic and sectoral levels, establishing the main directions of action: identifying and promoting specific projects of high interest for bilateral cooperation; organizing exchanges of experience and good practices in the fields of mutual interest; exchange of information on economic legislation, proposal for measures to involve the private sector and civil society in bilateral cooperation activities. The Commission is chaired by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, for Romania, and the regularity of such meetings will be once in two years, alternately in the capitals of the two states,” the same press release says.

Romanian Prime Minister Nicolae Ciuca also travelled earlier to the United Arab Emirates for a two-day visit to discuss concrete ways to diversify the supply of oil and natural gas in the context of the tense situation in the Black Sea area and Europe’s ban on deliveries from Russia.

 

Via Agerpres

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