Prime Minister Viorica Dancila had a meeting on Monday in Zagreb with Speaker of the Croatian Parliament Gordan Jandrokovic, occasion on which the Romanian PM underscored that the parliamentary diplomacy plays an important role in identifying new opportunities of bilateral cooperation, a release of the Government informs.
"On this occasion, the Romanian Prime Minister hailed the positive dynamics of the bilateral political dialogue, both at Government and Parliament level. The relations between the two states are very good and based on similar standpoints over some aspects of the sphere of regional, European and international issues, the Romanian high official said. Prime Minister Viorica Dancila said that, taking into account the extended cooperation framework between Romania and the Republic of Croatia, parliamentary diplomacy plays an important role in identifying new cooperation opportunities needed to further strengthen economic and sectoral relations," the quoted source mentions.
PM Viorica Dancila stated that Romania endorses the EU's objectives in relation with the Western Balkans.
"Moreover, the Executive head mentioned that Romania, as a consistent supporter of the enlargement policy and an EU member state, in the direct vicinity of the region with specific stability and security interests for the region, endorses the EU's objectives regarding the Western Balkans, a region that has an important place among the objectives of the Romanian Presidency of the Council of the European Union," the source mentions.
Romania's PM and Speaker of the Croatian Parliament also talked about the similar stances that the two states have in a series of European files: the future of Europe, the cohesion policy, the relations between the states of the Euro area and non-Euro, the Schengen Area and management of external borders of the EU, the Eastern Neighborhood.