Romanian ForMin Diaconescu to present in the Hague Romania’s progress in the field of justice
Part of the working visit, Diaconescu will meet Dutch Foreign Minister Maxime Verhagen and European Affairs Minister Frans Timmermans as well as High Commissioner for National Minorities of the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) Knut Vollebaeck, spokesman for the Romanian Foreign Ministry Alin Serbanescu reports.
The Romanian chief diplomat is also scheduled to meet the members of the European Affairs Committee of the Dutch Chamber of Representatives to introduce to them Romania’s progress in the area of justice, as the committee is expected in the after-noon to discuss the European Commission’s latest report on Romania’s progress in the same area, says Serbanescu.
One of the main objectives of Diaconescu’s visit is deepening bilateral cooperation between Romania and the Netherlands under new cooperation projects of common interest to be identified.
On September 4, Diaconescu will be attending a conference in Sweden, where he will be delivering a speech on the importance of implementing the Eastern Partnership policy of the European Union in conjunction with ongoing regional cooperation initiatives.
On September 4-5, Diaconescu will be attending a half-year informal meeting of EU ministers, to be hosted by Stockholm, Sweden.
The meeting is expected to discuss topical issues, with emphasis on the situation in Afghanistan and the peace process in the Middle East.