Cooperation in equal rights and opportunities for women was among the main topics for discussions on Wednesday at the meeting between Rozalia Biro, president of the Committee for foreign affairs of the Deputies' Chamber, and Ivan Brajovic, the president of the Parliament of the Republic of Montenegro, who is currently paying an official visit to Romania.
Rozalia Biro congratulated, on this occasion, the delegation from Montenegro for the progress made in the European Union accession process and appreciated the major importance of collaboration between the two parliaments, reads a release of the cabinet of the president of the Committee for foreign affairs of the Deputies' Chamber sent to AGERPRES.
Moreover, she underscored the need of strengthening cooperation and coordinating standpoints in the context of the current European politics, especially as the Eastern Partnership and the expansion of the Union to the Western Balkans will be found among the priorities of the Romanian presidency of the Council of the European Union, in 2019. Rozalia Biro said that out country wishes to have a functional, efficient presidency, based on cohesion, and also to have the European citizens at its core, especially considering that during Romania's mandate the Union will have to deal with such essential issues as the future of Europe, migration, Brexit, the multiannual financial framework and elections to the European Parliament.
A special attention was paid to cooperation in the equal rights and opportunities for women area, and also to the achievement of such sustainable development objectives, with the two parties underscoring the fact that on December 10 Romania adopted a Sustainable Development Strategy and Montenegro opened the 27th Chapter of negotiations for EU accession, to focus environment and climate change.
"It was agreed that there is need of more collaboration at bilateral and regional level and we must send a consistent signal of the need of integration in the entire European space, to show that we have common interests and the security of the region impacts the entire European and we need to offer to the Western Balkan states clear perspectives, concrete steps and precise landmarks, so that their enthusiasm won't drop and the member states of the Union won't forget that the European projects is meant for everybody," reads the same release.
Rozalia Biro invited a delegation from Montenegro to participate in the Inter-Parliamentary Conference for Foreign Affairs and Common Security to be held in Bucharest over March 7-8, 2019, and extended an invitation on behalf of the Committee to the Parliament of the Republic of Montenegro to pay an official visit to our country.