The Romanian top diplomat underlined that such a decision would have a special symbolical value for the Government in Bucharest, as well as a concrete positive impact for the Romanian community in Iceland. In the context, the two parties voiced their wish to develop the bilateral relationship and the cooperation in the economic field.
Minister Skarpheoinsson reiterated the decision of the Icelandic authorities to present the candidacy of this country for EU accession, showing the moves made by the Government in Reykjavik in this respect.
Diaconescu also held, on Wednesday, bilateral meetings with his counterparts from Australia, Malta, Albania Tunisia, on the sidelines of the 64th session of the General Assembly of the United Nations.
Diaconescu and his counterpart from Australia Stephen Smith held an exchange of opinions as regards the situation in Afghanistan, from the perspective of the participation of the two countries in the development of the bilateral cooperation, both the economic and the political one. Romania and Malta will also continue to closely cooperate in fighting organized crime, human trafficking in particular.
Diaconescu and his Tunisian counterpart Abdelwaheb Abdallh agreed on the boosting of the bilateral cooperation and made an analysis of the situation in the Middle East.
At the bilateral meeting with the Albanian ForMin Ilir Meta, the two parties talked about the cooperation within NATO, as well as about the support granted to Albania, along with the other Balkan countries, with a view to its entering the EU. The two parties stressed the need of stability and security in the region of the Balkans.