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PM Ciuca, ForMin Aurescu welcome the Netherlands’ and Sweden’s decisions to back Romania’s Schengen accession

Prime Minister Nicolae Ciuca and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Bogdan Aurescu, welcomed, on Friday, the positive evaluation of the Dutch Government in favour of Romania’s accession to Schengen.

“I welcome the recognition by the Dutch Government of Romania’s preparation to be able to join Schengen as a key step towards achieving this goal, made possible through dialogue and cooperation. The Netherlands is a valued partner of our country. We are determined to continue working together,”, Nicolae Ciuca wrote on Twitter.

“I especially welcome the assessment and the positive position of the Dutch Government today in favor of Romania’s accession to Schengen. It is the result of the intense dialogue of the last period and of our very good technical preparation. I thank my colleague minister Wopke Hoekstra for all the support,” Bogdan Aurescu wrote in a message on Twitter.

 

Thank you, Sweden!

 

Prime minister Nicolae Ciuca and minister of Foreign Affairs, Bogdan Aurescu, hailed, on Friday, Sweden’s decision to support our country’s accession to the Schengen Area.

“I welcome the approval today by the Commission for European Affairs of the positive proposal of the Swedish Government in favour of Romania’s accession to the Schengen area. This is another confirmation of Romania’s full preparation to make EU security stronger,” prime minister Nicolae Ciuca says, in a post on the Government’s Twitter page.

The head of Romanian diplomacy also hailed Sweden’s decision.

“I warmly welcome today’s positive result of the debate in Sweden – the Commission for European Affairs, which supports Romania’s accession to Schengen. (…) Thank you, Sweden!”, Bogdan Aurescu wrote on Twitter.

The Swedish Parliament voted for Romania’s accession to the Schengen area, Romanian MEP Victor Negrescu announced on Facebook. The vote took place in the European Affairs Committee.

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