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Minister Titus Corlăţean received Lithuania’s Ambassador Vladimir Jarmolenko, at the end of his mission to Romania

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Foreign Minister Titus Corlăţean received on 11 December 2013, on a farewell call, the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Lithuania to Bucharest, Vladimir Jarmolenko, at the end of his mission to Romania.

The Foreign Minister thanked the Lithuanian Ambassador for his special contribution to consolidating the bilateral relations throughout his mandate in Romania. He underscored the fact that 2013 could be considered the year when the two countries rediscovered each other, given the large number of high-level bilateral contacts, also in the context of the Lithuanian Presidency of the EU Council. From among the meetings having taken place in 2013, the parties recalled the Vilnius visit of Prime Minister Victor Ponta, the first visit at prime minister level between the two states (23-24 September), the participation of Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevičius in the Eastern and Central Europe – China Forum (Bucharest, 26 November), the Lithuanian Foreign Minister’s visit to Bucharest, on the occasion of the Annual Meeting of Romanian Diplomacy (Bucharest, 26 November), the common visit to Albania and Macedonia (7-8 October) by the Romanian Foreign Minister as chair in office of SEECP and of his counterpart from Lithuania, which ensures the Presidency of the EU Council.

Minister Corlăţean said that economic exchanges between the two countries had followed an upward trend in recent years and that Romania was interested in further promoting the economic relations with Lithuania. He also expressed interest in cooperation between Romania and Lithuania in third markets.

He hailed the progress of the Lithuanian Presidency of the Council of the European Union, particularly in relation to difficult dossiers such as the Eastern Partnership and the 2014-2020 Multiannual Financial Framework.  He thanked for the Lithuanian Presidency’s support to the European desiderata of the Eastern Partnership states at the Vilnius Summit, notably with respect to advancing the process of political association and economic integration of the Republic of Moldova and of Georgia.

The two interlocutors noted with satisfaction the fact that relations between the two countries have witnessed an unprecedented evolution and voiced their firm belief that they would further develop on the basis of the many shared interests at European and regional level.