The Greek Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nikos Dendias, accompanied by the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Costas Frangogiannis, will go to Romania and Moldova tomorrow.
In Bucharest, the Foreign Minister will meet with his Romanian counterpart Bogdan Aurescu, where statements are expected to be made to the press after the meeting.
Afterwards, the Greek Foreign Minister will participate in the plenary session of the “Annual Ambassadors Meeting of the Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs”, and will be a speaker at a panel on “Modern Security Challenges”, together with his Romanian counterpart and the Secretary General. OSCE Helga Schmid.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs will also participate in a teleconference of the Foreign Affairs and Defense Committees of the EU Southern Parliaments. on “Developments in the Eastern Mediterranean and Libya”.
Afterwards, the Foreign Minister will meet with the President of the Hellenic-Romanian Bilateral Chamber, with Greek businessmen operating in Constanta, as well as with the Member of the House of Representatives and President of the Hellenic-Romanian Union, Dragos Zisopol (Z).
During his visit to Romania, the Foreign Minister will be received by the President of Romania, Klaus Werner Iohannis. Bilateral relations, developments in the Mediterranean and the Black Sea, as well as the European perspective of the Western Balkans are expected to be at the center of the discussions.
Immediately after the meeting with the President of Romania, the Minister of Foreign Affairs will travel to Moldova, where he will meet with the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Integration, Nicu Popescu, followed by expanded talks between the two delegations.
At the end of the enlarged talks, the signing of a “Bilateral Agreement on Social Security” will take place at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, while statements to the press are expected.
A meeting with the Prime Minister of Moldova Natalia Gavriliță will follow.
The Foreign Minister will conclude his visit to Moldova after being received by the President of Moldova Maia Sandu. Talks are expected to focus on strengthening bilateral ties and strengthening EU-Moldova relations./ibna