Romania's Ambassador to the U.S., George Cristian Maior, presented during a visit to the state of Delaware on December 6 Romania's investment opportunities, against the background provided by the country's economic growth - the fastest in the EU - and the preparations for the takeover of the six-month Presidency of the Council of the European Union as of January 1, 2019.
In this context, Maior invited Delaware Governor John Carney to visit Romania on a trade mission, Romania's Embassy in the United States said in a statement on Friday.
Attending as a special guest the annual gala organized at the World Trade Center of Delaware, that also honored the Centennial of the 1918 Greater Union, Maior invited the participants to visit Romania and invest in our country, pointing out that energy, IT - where the quality of Romanian experts is internationally acknowledged - research and innovation, automotives and agriculture are the priority sectors.
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The Ambassador also had a meeting with the management of Gulftainer, the operator of the Port of Wilmington, that launched a proposal to create a "sister port" relationship between the facility in Wilmington and the Port of Constanta, Romania's main port on the Black Sea.
On the occasion of his visit to Delaware, Ambassador George Cristian Maior received the SMART 2018 International Award from the SMART Congressional Initiative, an organization of U.S. Congress members from Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey and Pennsylvania, in recognition of his leadership to facilitate Romania - U.S. social, economic and academic collaboration.
In the speeches delivered on this occasion, Delaware Senators Christopher Coons and Tom Carper, co-signatories of the award diploma, voiced appreciation for the high level of the Romanian-American bilateral relationship and the direct contribution of Ambassador George Maior to strengthening the Strategic Partnership between the two countries.
The Romanian Ambassador said he was honored to receive the award. He also paid tribute to President George H.W. Bush for the way he helped Central and Eastern European countries, Romania included, liberate themselves from communism. "Next year we celebrate 30 years since the fall of communism, and at that time President George W. Bush's vision and actions have contributed to bringing Romania back on the road to freedom and democracy," the Romanian Ambassador said.
Maior also pointed out that "the relations between Romania and the United States are excellent," mentioning in particular the security and defense dimension of the Romania - US Strategic Partnership, which remains the most powerful pillar of bilateral cooperation. He added that the economic dimension of the partnership is also witnessing rapid growth and development.