Romanian Government



Monday, 30 September

PM Victor Ponta: I want Romania to be China’s best friend in the European Union, a political, economic, trade, cultural and artistic gateway

Address by PM Victor Ponta at the reception given on the occasion of the National Day of the People’s Republic of China


Address by PM Victor Ponta at the reception given on the occasion of the National Day of the People’s Republic of China

 

Ladies and Gentlemen,

Your Excellency Madam Ambassador

Speaker of the Senate

Speaker of the Chamber of Deputies,

Distinguished colleagues,

 

It is the eleventh consecutive year that I attend at the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in Bucharest this celebration of China. It gives me great honor and pleasure on this occasion and I think I have mandate in this regard to convey the best wishes from the Romanian Government. In fact, you see that almost all Romanian Government is present here; it is just a meeting of the ruling coalition, so it is a good place where to meet. I wanted to say in Romanian, and I am convinced that this will be valid; I was extremely honored few months ago when the new President and the new Prime Minister of China received me as representative of Romania. It was a sign of friendship and appreciation for Romania that very many countries in the world would have wanted. I think that this kind of special relationship and partnership between China and Romania is beneficial to both countries, both nations and it is an objective for which it is worth working in the immediately following period. I am absolutely convinced that soon, I will have the pleasure to have in Bucharest the response visit of the Prime Minister of China to discuss about political cooperation projects, but especially about economic projects, our cultural, artistic ties, extremely important and which we have to develop over the next period. I want to reaffirm as always that my personal feelings, those of my colleagues towards China are – and I had the opportunity to notice they are mutual, and I want each time Romania to be China’s best friend in the European Union, a political, economic, trade, cultural and artistic gateway and we depend in the end, on Romania’s seriousness and steadiness in keeping this relationship, and this extraordinary friendship.

I would like to thank once again for the invitation, I was very much glad about that, I hope to be the twelve, thirteenth, fifteenth guest to this event, and to convey once again the best wishes and all congratulations on the occasion of the National Day of China.