ForMin Diaconescu asks Warsaw’s support for Danube basin development strategy

Romania’s Minister for Foreign Affairs Cristian Diaconescu met with his Polish counterpart Radoslaw Sikorsky, on Wednesday when he presented him the project of the European Danube basin development strategy and asked the Warsaw Administration’s support for its enactment within the European Union (EU), the Romanian Foreign Ministry informs.
Diaconescu and Sikorsky discussed the project of launching the strategic partnership insisting on the consultations on the relevant files on issues such as the energy, the Common Agriculture Policy and the budget reform, at the European level.
The two officials also assessed the situation in the EU eastern neighborhood and emphasized the opportunity in the Eastern Partnership to determine the states the initiative is aimed at, namely the Republic of Moldova, Ukraine, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Armenia, and Belarus to hold a more sustained dialogue with the EU. They underlined the significance of the initiative for the reconfirmation of the global role the EU plays.
„The visit paid to Warsaw is relevant for the traditional interest Romania and Poland show in the developments in the eastern space and it happens at a moment when, after the launch of the Eastern Partnership, the states neighboring the EU to the east need support to carry out deep reforms on their way to the democratization and the consolidation of the institutions of the state of law and the observance of the human rights and the basic liberties,’ ForMin D iaconescu said.
The two top diplomats underscored the importance of an attitude in full compliance with the EU norms, on behalf of the countries seeking a closer relation with the EU, as well as the requirement that these countries should prove their capability to act as regional stability generators, in the spirit of the relations of good neighborliness.
Romania’s Minister for Foreign Affairs approached similar topics during his talks with the advisor of Poland’s President on foreign policy Mariusz Handzlik.

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