Prime Minister Nicolae Ciuca on Wednesday had a meeting, in Seoul, with his South Korean counterpart, Han Duck-soo, in the context of the Romanian PM’s visit to the Republic of Korea, where he is accompanied by the Speaker of the Chamber of Deputies, Marcel Ciolacu, and both a governmental and a parliamentary delegation, an important component of the discussions being economic cooperation, in the context in which the volume of trade exchanges between the two countries exceeded one billion dollars in 2021.
According to a press release of the Government, the head of the Executive appreciated this encouraging signal and emphasized the development potential of the bilateral economic component.
“The strengthening of our bilateral cooperation is all the more significant considering the geopolitical and economic context marked by multiple challenges, but also by important opportunities. It is necessary to provide a new impulse to achieve the objectives of our Strategic Partnership, the only one that Romania has with a Asian country. We hope to celebrate 15 years of cooperation within the Strategic Partnership next year through the visit to Romania of my South Korean counterpart, Mr. Prime Minister Han Duck-soo, and through new projects that will relaunch our political, economic and sectoral cooperation,” said the Prime Minister of Romania, quoted in the press release.
We support the growth of greenfield investments and we are very interested in strengthening cooperation in the fields of green energy, digital technologies, as well as the links between SMEs in our countries, added the Romanian Prime Minister.
“We are open to analyzing the possibilities of a tripartite cooperation Romania-Republic of Korea-USA in the field of nuclear energy and we encourage the participation of South Korean investors in projects such as that of small modular reactors (SMR) and in the investments at Cernavoda,” said Ciuca.
The head of the Executive also pointed out the fact that Romania offers a diversified range of investment opportunities, being one of the most dynamic and competitive economies of the European Union, despite the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic and the war near our borders, with the growth rate of the Romanian economy, in 2022, remaining above expectations.
Also, Prime Minister Ciuca thanked his counterpart for the support provided by the Republic of Korea to Romania’s candidacy to the OECD and mentioned that Romania will continue to count on this support.
The two high officials had an exchange of views on bilateral cooperation in the fields of education, defence, as well as on the management of the situation generated by Russian aggression in Ukraine, security in the region, cooperation between NATO and the Republic of Korea, on all relevant dimensions, it is stated in the same press release.
Prime Minister Nicolae Ciuca is currently paying an official visit to the Republic of Korea, accompanied by a parliamentary delegation led by the Speaker of the Chamber of Deputies, Marcel Ciolacu, the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Transport, Sorin Grindeanu, the Minister of Education, Ligia Deca, the Minister of Research, Innovation and Digitization, Sebastian Burduja, the Minister of Economy, Florin Spataru, the Minister of Energy, Virgil Popescu, and the head of S.N. Nuclearelectrica S.A., Cosmin Ghita.
Speaker Ciolacu discusses with South Korean PM Han Duck-soo about Strategic Partnership
Speaker of the Deputies’ Chamber Marcel Ciolacu met, in Seoul, with South Korean Prime Minister Han Duck-soo, whom he discussed with about the strategic partnership between Romania and the Republic of Korea.
“Productive talks with H.E. Han Duck-soo, South Korean Prime Minister, on the progress of our Strategic Partnership. We are engaged in establishing and diversifying the Romania-Republic of Korea Defense cooperation framework agreement and to attract investments in defense manufacturing capabilities in Romania,” Ciolacu wrote on Wednesday, on his Twitter page.
Ciolacu: Social Democrats high officials visiting Seoul are ready for solid economic projects
The Speaker of the Chamber of Deputies, Marcel Ciolacu, stated that both he and the other ministers from PSD (Social Democratic Party) who are currently paying an official visit to the Republic of Korea are determined to, together with their South Korean partners, build “solid economic projects” and with a major impact on both countries’ economies.
“I have understood today, at the meeting with the Prime Minister of the Republic of Korea, Han Duck-soo, what a real coordinated and responsible state policy looks like! The close collaboration between the President of the National Assembly and the Korean Prime Minister has been transferred to the level of South Korean ministers who are ready for concrete discussions with their Romanian counterparts. Moreover, both I and the PSD ministers present in Seoul are determined to, together with our South Korean partners, build solid economic projects with a major impact on both countries’ economies,” Ciolacu wrote, on Wednesday, on Facebook.