PM Viorica Dancila meets Ambassador Michele Ramis, talks focus on updating the Romanian-French partnership roadmap
Prime Minister Viorica Dăncilă had a meeting on Tuesday with the Ambassador of France in Bucharest, Michele Ramis, at Victoria Palace, during which she has announced the intention for this year to update the Roadmap of the Strategic Partnership Statement between Romania and France.
According to a Government communiqué, the meeting has offered an opportunity to exchange views on the current state of bilateral co-operation as well as on the prospects for its development, ten years after the signing of the Strategic Partnership Statement between the two states.
“During the meeting, the intention to update this year the Roadmap of the Strategic Partnership Statement was highlighted. The prospect of signing this significant document for the bilateral relationship on the occasion of the visit to be paid by the Romanian Prime Minister to Paris, at the end of this year, was also stressed,” the press release reads.
The two sides have also underlined the “very good” dynamics of the bilateral economic relations and their determination to diversify the areas of cooperation.
“The Prime Minister has welcomed the significant presence of French investments on the Romanian market and showed the Government’s willingness to develop sectoral cooperation with France in areas such as research, energy, sustainable development, agriculture, tourism and the IT sector,” the release reads.
In regard to the cooperation at European level and in view of the Romanian Presidency of the EU Council, in H1 2019, Viorica Dăncilă has said that Romania is determined to assume the role of pro-European anchor in the region. She has also reiterated the Romanian party’s intention to get involved in debates on the future of Europe, with a message of unity and cohesion.
At the same time, Prime Minister Dăncilă has pointed out the importance of Romania’s accession to the Schengen area in the coming period, the press release reads.