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Meeting of Minister Titus Corlăţean with the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of Mauritania, Hamadi Ould Baba Ould Hamadi

Type: 
Press release
Date: 
09/29/12

Romanian Foreign Minister Titus Corlăţean had a bilateral meeting with the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of the Islamic Republic of Mauritania, Hamadi Ould Baba Ould Hamadi, on the sidelines of the 67th session of the UN General Assembly.

During the meeting, the two officials voiced the wish to revive bilateral relations by capitalizing on Romania’s European status and on Mauritania’s geostrategic potential in West Africa. The two officials examined the prospects of Romanian-Mauritanian relations, mainly in view of current opportunities in the economic, commercial, academic and cultural fields.

The Romanian minister highlighted the complementary nature of economic collaboration, as well as the prospect of turning to account the Romanian expertise in point of oil deposits and extractive industry, while also expressing interest in finding a formula to resume the good relations in the field of fishing.

The two officials emphasized the shared will to revitalize the contacts in the field of education, i.e. the training of experts in energy generation, science, agriculture and medicine. In the context, they mentioned the tradition of Mauritanian students being trained at Romanian universities, an aspect that helps enhance the bilateral relations, as a large number of persons having attended university in Romania are now holding decision-making positions in Mauritania’s political-diplomatic system.

Minister Titus Corlăţean invited his counterpart to come to Romania on an official visit and establish the first contacts with a view to starting bilateral projects. The invitation was accepted.