Prime Minister Viorica Dăncilă has met on Tuesday the Spanish Ambassador to Bucharest, Ramiro Fernandez Bachiller, focusing on concrete ways to relaunch the bilateral political dialogue, on boosting sectoral cooperation, in view of organizing a joint government sitting, the Executive informs in a release.
According to the source, the two officials expressed satisfaction with the “excellent” level of the bilateral relations, confirmed by the Strategic Partnership. Particular attention was paid to the diversification of economic relations, the value of Romanian-Spanish trade exchanges reaching in 2017 a record level of almost EUR 4 billion.
Prime Minister Dăncilă reaffirmed interest in attracting Spanish investments in Romania in areas such as road and energy infrastructure, automotive industry, tourism, hotel and agro-food industries, in the banking, IT&C fields.
Viorica Dăncilă expressed her appreciation for the special support provided by Spain in the field of education during the ten years of teaching the Romanian language in the Spanish schools. In this context, the excellent level of Spanish-language high schools in Romania was highlighted, with the opening of such new schools in Constanta and Vaslui in the near future.
Referring to the Romanian community in Spain, the second largest Romanian community abroad, Prime Minister Dăncilă thanked for the Spanish authorities’ support in the integration process. The PM and the Spanish diplomat have reviewed the projects to help expand bilateral cooperation in the fields of labour and home affairs.
According to the quoted source, the European cooperation has also been evoked, with Romania and Spain having close views on several important files, as well as the openness to strengthen cooperation in this area in view of Romania’s Presidency of the European Council in the first half of 2019.
At the end of the meeting, Premier Dăncilă has appreciated the good knowledge of the Romanian language by the Spanish Ambassador, “an illustration of the common cultural heritage of the two countries”, the Government communiqué reads.