Minister Cristian David discuses situation of Romanian minority during Serbia visit
On the second day his visit to Serbia, Minister-delegate for Romanians everywhere Cristian David had a series of meetings with officials of this country, dedicated to discussing bilateral subjects and assessing the situation of the Romanian minority living here.
According to a release of the Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MAE), Cristian David met with Marko Duric – foreign policy advisor to the President of Serbia, Minister of Education Zarko Obradovic, Goran Aleksic – Deputy Minister for bilateral relations in the Serbian Foreign Ministry, and Mileta Radojevic – director of the Office for cooperation with churches and religious communities in the Government of Serbia.
The talks focused on the subjects on the bilateral agenda, specifically those related to access to education, mass media and religious service in Romanian language for the members of the Romanian minority, with focus on eastern Serbia.
The officials present at the meeting also highlighted the progress made and tackled aspects related to the improvement of the legal framework and practice for the observance of the rights of the members of the Romanian minority in Serbia.
Appreciation was expressed for the positive experiences of the Romanian community in Vojvodina and ways were considered to expand this experience to the area of Timoc.
The officials of the host country underscored the Serbian government’s determination to take the necessary measures for complying with European standards on the rights of persons belonging to national minorities.
The parties agreed to continue bilateral cooperation for identifying and implementing practical solutions through the established mechanisms.