PMs Ciolos, Valls update Romanian-French strategic partnership in Paris

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Romanian PM Dacian Ciolos was welcomed with military greeting by his French counterpart Manuel Valls at the France Gov’t HQs in Paris on Friday morning. The Romanian premier is paying a two-day visit to France.

Dacian Ciolos is to attend the opening match between France and Romania at EURO 2016 at Stade de France on Friday night, together with the French President François Hollande.

During the meeting the Romanian and French prime ministers updated the Romanian-French strategic partnership.

I was very happy to welcome Romanian PM Dacian Ciolos. We signed the Road Map marking the cooperation in various fields between Romania and France in the political and economic sectors. It’s a proof of a partnership relation between France and Romania, which are active partners inside the European Union. We talked about the preparations of the French President’s visit to Romania. We also discussed Romania’s future take over of the EU Presidency. We talked about the terrorism risk and the migration issues. We also tackled the match of tonight, but we won’t unveil the forecasts, but we are sure it’s going to be an extraordinary celebration for the Romanian and French supporters and no matter what happens, we’ll remain friends,” Manuel Valls stated, as TVR informed.

In his turn, PM Ciolos thanked her French counterpart for the meeting, also confirming they have signed the updated road map regarding very complex sectors where they two countries are co-operating. “A joint team is to be settled. There are cooperation on science, education, economy. Yesterday, I visited Ecole Polytechnique where the Magurele laser has been launched. As for the opening football match, it will be a beautiful, am ambition game also for France, which is the championship’s host. For Romania, it’s an important match, for tha game takes part in such a championship after 8 years of absence,” PM Ciolos said.

After signing the Road Map, the head of the Executive in Bucharest pointed out that the economic field is a priority of the strategic partnership, also announcing that President Francois Holland will come to Bucharest in September accompanied by a delegation of French businessmen. “We have a very active French business presence in Romania and we want it to be more active in the future,” Ciolos argued.

The Road Map signed on Friday stipulates that the bilateral strategic partnership is moving to a new stage of development, according to a press release by the Romanian Government.

PM Dacian Ciolos will also meet President Francois Hollande today and we’ll both attend the France-Romania opening football match.

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