PM Ciolos meets Canadian counterpart Justin Trudeau in Ottawa, discuss visa liberalization


Prime Minister Dacian Ciolos on Wednesday talked with his Canadian counterpart Justin Trudeau about “bringing the visa waiver for the Romania citizens to the attention of the Ottawa Government at political level, after several years now that the topic has been approached especially from the technical point of view, in various negotiation formats,” a release issued by the Romanian Government informs.

PM Ciolos handed in his Canadian counterpart a joint letter co-signed by the Bulgarian premier, Boyko Borissov, which “reaffirms the wish to strengthen partnership and friendship with Canada, reviews the important themes on the common agenda of the next period which the citizens and companies of the three countries could benefit from and ask for the attention of Premier Justin Trudeau on the need of reciprocity in what concerns the visa waiver for Romanians and Bulgarians as it has been specified in the Declaration of the most recent summit European Union-Canada, in 2014.”

During the meeting, the two high officials also referred to the “good Romanian-Canadian bilateral relationships also based on the contribution of a community of 200,000 Romanian-born Canadians excellently integrated in the adoption country’s culture, who also bring an utmost contribution to the Canadian society’s progress.”

According to the release, Premier Justin Trudeau thanked Romania for the consular support given to Canada in Syria.

The two high officials also addressed topics related to the preparation of the forthcoming NATO Summit in Warsaw.

During his official visit to Canada, Premier Dacian Ciolos has also met head of the Senate George J. Furey and that of the Chamber of Commons Geoff Regan, as well as the General Governor of Canada.

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