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Minister Teodor Melescanu: "One of the priorities of the Romanian foreign policy is the development of political and economic relations between Romania and the Arab States Group"

Type: 
Press release
Date: 
01/10/18

On 10 January 2018, Minister of Foreign Affairs Teodor Melescanu had a meeting with the heads of missions from the Arab states accredited in Bucharest.

The meeting created a constructive exchange of views on the concrete ways of intensifying and diversifying the cooperation of Romania and the European Union with the Arab states, as well as on topical themes, with an emphasis on the security situation in the Middle East and North Africa.

"The key to identifying solutions that ensure regional and international stability and security lies in promoting and fostering a consistent and applied dialogue. One of the priorities of the Romanian foreign policy is the development of political and economic relations between Romania and the Arab States Group, " said Minister Teodor Melescanu.

At the meeting, representatives of the Group of Arab countries appreciated Romania's role as an active promoter of the peaceful settlement of conflicts and the constant support given by our country for a policy of dialogue and negotiation. It also emphasized the importance of deepening sectoral economic cooperation and increasing investment to strengthen our country's relations with the Arab group, but also bilaterally.

The Romanian Minister of Foreign Affairs pointed out that Romania supports the resolution of political disagreements through direct negotiations, and highlighted the importance of maintaining stability and resolving the crisis in the Middle East. At the same time, Minister Teodor Melescanu reiterated the need to solve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict by implementing the "two-state solution", Israel and Palestine, which co-exist in peace and security.

"The resumption of direct dialogue between the parties and the lasting and right resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, which corresponds to the interests of both sides and contributes to peace and stability in the Middle East, including the status of Jerusalem, is the only viable solution" said the head of Romanian diplomacy.

 

Additional information:

The group of Arab States accredited in Bucharest consists in: the Algerian Democratic and People's Republic, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the Arab Republic of Egypt, the United Arab Emirates, the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, the Republic of Iraq, the State of Kuwait, the Republic of Lebanon, the State of Libya, the Kingdom of Morocco, Palestine, The State of Qatar, the Republic of Tunisia.