President Basescu, Britain’s Prince Charles discuss environmental and farming issues

Organic farming and food safety, rural development, environmental protection, notably the protection of soil and forests as well as waste management and re-use were the main topics tackled by President Traian Basescu and Britain's Prince Charles at a Tuesday meeting at the presidential Cotroceni Palace.
The talks, held as Prince Charles began a private visit to Romania, highlighted the special quality of the bilateral relations, with the two officials evoking the good economic cooperation of Romania and Britain, the President's Office said in a press release to Rompres.
Basescu underscored the need to attract fresh British investments to Romania, the release added.

The Romanian president spoke of the biomass crops, 'the importance of which is stressed by the need to diversify the energy resources on a European level', but he cited the risk posed to food safety by a disproportionate rate reserved for such crops in the country's farmland.
"The Romanian president believes it is high time that policies be drafted on a European level that should provide a balance between the energy and agri-foodstuff sectors, while reasonably using the arable land and ensuring the population's food demand at the best prices", the release says.
Basescu noted the many actions in which Prince Charles is involved in Romania, in such areas like sustainable development and environmental protection, the conservation and rehabilitation of medieval fortresses, social assistance for orphans and he thanked the high guest for the constant support and attention paid to Romania.
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