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Monday, 25 March

Prime Minister Viorica Dăncilă’s visit to the United States of America

Prime Minister Viorica Dăncilă met with the U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross

 

Prime Minister Viorica Dăncilă had a meeting with the U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross as part of her visit to the United States.

The Romanian Prime Minister emphasized the importance of strengthening the economic cooperation between Romania and the United States, as part of the Strategic Partnership between the two countries.

The Head of the Romanian Executive presented the measures taken by the Romanian Government to ensure an attractive business environment by increasing the budget intended for investment in priority areas, as well as by simplifying legislation on public - private partnership and the one pertaining to tax incentives granted to companies developing investment with major impact in the economy.

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross hailed the meeting that Prime Minister had, on the sidelines of her visit to Washington, with the representatives of the American –Romanian Business Council – AMRO, Washington –based nonprofit organization, while underlining the importance of intensifying bilateral cooperation on the economic dimension, especially from the perspective of increasing the volume of American investment in our country.

The successes recorded by the Romanian Presidency of the EU Council, in several important dossiers for the development of the business sector, pertaining to energy, digitalization, and finance sectors were mentioned during the meeting. The two officials considered that the new regulations will contribute to boosting economic ties between the United States and the European Union.

It was underlined the fact that Romania is fully prepared for accession to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) considering the good economic results it has achieved lately. In this context, Prime Minister Viorica Dăncilă thanked the U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross for the support that the United States granted to our country for OECD accession.

 

Prime Minister Viorica Dăncilă met with the Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu

 

On her visit to Washington, Prime Minister Viorica Dăncilă had today, March 25, 2019, a meeting with the Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu, on the sidelines of American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) Conference.

The two senior officials commended the excellent relations existing between the two countries, which is also reflected in the frequency of high –level bilateral contacts. In this respect, they discussed about organizing this year the joint sitting of the two countries’ Governments preceded by an economic forum with a panel devoted to business to business contacts.

The Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu congratulated Prime Minister Viorica Dăncilă for the speech delivered in the opening of AIPAC Conference.

Prime Minister Viorica Dăncilă reconfirmed Romania’s interest in strengthening and deepening relations with the State of Israel in the field of strategic cooperation, cyber and energy security, medicine, research and innovation.

The two Prime Ministers voiced their satisfaction with the advancement of negotiations with a view to concluding Romania –Israel Partnership in the field of the new technologies, of a manner likely to foster the mutual interest of business communities of the two countries, in order to capitalize on the bilateral economic potential of the two countries. They also underlined the importance of strengthening relations in such fields as: healthcare, tourism and education.

They also discussed the possible modalities of cooperation between Romania and Israel, including from the perspective of the current presidency of the Council of the European Union being held by Romania.

Moreover, the Romanian and the Israeli Prime Ministers had an exchange of views on aspects regarding the current international situation.

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Prime Minister Viorica Dăncilă met with U.S. Vice President Mike Pence

 As part of the visit to the United States, Prime Minister Viorica Dăncilă had today a meeting with U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, on the sidelines of the AIPAC meeting taking place in Washington.

The talks took place in an open atmosphere of mutual trust, broadening the topics addressed during the telephone conversation of March 11, 2019.

Prime Minister Viorica Dăncilă assured the U.S. Vice President of Romania’s commitment to strengthen and develop the Bilateral Strategic Partnership, with special focus on intensifying economic exchanges and enhancing the U.S. investment presence in Romania.

The two senior officials acknowledged the important role that the cooperation between Romanian and U.S. military, in Europe or in the theaters of operations worldwide, has in strengthening peace and security and defending the values uniting our two countries.

Prime Minister Viorica Dăncilă reconfirmed the Romanian Government’s firm commitment to continue and develop the endowment program for the Romanian Army and voiced satisfaction over the cooperation with the United States in this regard.

In turn, the U.S. Vice President thanked Prime Minister Viorica Dancila for the position expressed in relation to the intention of relocating Romania’s Embassy to Jerusalem and for the support and commitment to the transatlantic relationship as well as for the operational and conceptual contributions both in the Black Sea region and broadely, at international level. Furthermore, the U.S. Vice President announced that he will make a tour of Eastern Europe, on which occasion he will visit Romania too.

In this context, it was mentioned an official visit of Prime Minister Viorica Dăncilă to Washington, scheduled for the next period.

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Prime Minister Viorica Dăncilă met with the Executive Vice President of B ̔ nai B ̔rith International

 

Prime Minister Viorica Dăncilă had a bilateral meeting with Daniel S. Mariaschin, CEO and Executive Vice President of B ̔ nai B ̔rith International, as part of her visit to Washington to attend the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) Conference.

The two officials had a first meeting last month in Brussels, on the sidelines of the Conference „The Fight against antisemitism: a common approach to better protect Jewish communities in Europe – from policy to action“, a high –level event of the Romanian Presidency of the EU Council.

Aspects on the active role undertaken by Romania in combating anti-Semitism internationally through the development of effective instruments to deter discrimination, hate speech, anti-Semitic acts of aggresion, were broadened during the meeting.

The two officials also highlighted the importance of education and awareness-raising measures for the young generation. The Romanian-American relations and the importance of deepening the Romania –U.S. Strategic Partnership were discussed during the meeting.

Daniel S. Mariaschin also brought into discussion the contribution of the Romanian Jews to the consolidation of the relations between our country and the State of Israel, and also between Romania and the United States of America.

The CEO and Executive Vice President of B'nai B'rith International hailed the presence of the Prime Minister of Romania at the AIPAC Conference and praised the Bucharest Government's intention to open the National Museum of Jewish History and Holocaust in Romania with the support of Israel and of the Yad Vashem Institute, while voicing his support for this project. Moreover, he also praised the setting up of the Elie Wiesel International Commission for the Study of Holocaust and its outcomes.

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Prime Minister Viorica Dăncilă met with Benjamin Gantz,  Chairman of the Kahol Lavan Party

 

Prime Minister Viorica Dăncilă had a meeting with Benjamin Gantz, Chairman of the Kahol Lavan Party, today, March 25, on the sidelines of the AIPAC Conference.

Talks aimed at the Romanian –Israeli bilateral dialogue, with focus on intensifying cooperation between the two states.

The Chairman of the Kahol Lavan Party has strong ties with Romania, his father came from Romania. Given his knowledge of Romanian, Benjamin Gantz addressed Prime Minister Dancila in Romanian at the beginning of the meeting.



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