Social Democrat Party (PSD) Chairman Liviu Dragnea, who is on an official visit to Jerusalem, has met with representatives of the Romanian community in Israel, according to a press release issued on Friday for STIRIPESURSE.ROAccording to this document, during the talks with the Romanians in Israel - members of some NGOs, entrepreneurs, associations, foundations and journalists - the wish for a more efficient collaboration with Romanian authorities, both governmental as well as parliamentary ones, was underscored.
Another topic discussed was finding solutions for righting the "errors" in the Romanian-Israeli Agreement on labour force, because "certain provisions have blocked the inflow of Romanian workers legally working there and who are very appreciated in Israel."
"In the previous years, 1,500 people a year used to come, whereas now only 200 workers arrive in Israel to work because of the deficiencies in the Agreement," reads the press release.
Talks also addressed the re-opening of a branch of the National Tourism Agency in Israel, because there are "many Israeli tourists who come often to Romania and, there are also many Romanians traveling to the Holy Land, and all of them need specialized guidance."
"One of the participants in the meeting even proposed starting a tourism program 'Spa Romania,' which would be very well received by the Israelis who want to treat their health conditions in our resorts," the said source pointed out.
According to the press release, the PSD chairman assured that he will continue to be on the side of the Jewish community in Romania, as well as of the Jews in the Diaspora.