Romania and European Union discuss interregional cooperation with Central Asia

Romania and European Union discuss interregional cooperation with Central Asia

The EU the Special Representative of the European Union for Central Asia, Peter Burian and the Minister of foreign Affairs of Romania Teodor Melescanu discussed in Bucharest the state of cooperation between the EU and Central Asian countries.

The interlocutors paid attention to the current situation in the Central Asian countries with an emphasis on the main directions of development of all five countries of the region, as well as the prospects of EU-CA cooperation in the future, the Romanian foreign ministry said in a press release.

As reported, the meeting was held in the framework of in-depth consultations on Central Asia in the context of the launch of the updated EU strategy for Central Asia during the six-months presidency of Romania in the EU Council, which will start on 1 January 2019.

Central Asian theme was also the subject of negotiations between Burian and State Secretary Dan Neculaescu. In particular, they spoke about Bucharest’s plans and diplomatic actions to expand partnership with this part of the Asian continent in the light of the promotion of European commitments and objectives in the region.

In early July, the topic of Romania’s upcoming mandate in one of the EU legislative institutions was discussed by the head of the Romanian diplomacy in Ashgabat during the meetings with President Berdymuhamedov, in the government and Parliament. Melescanu praised the regional role of Turkmenistan.

The Minister of foreign affairs of Romania held a discussion on the future strategy of the EU in the region with the heads of European diplomatic missions accredited in the Turkmen capital.

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