Romania favors added support for the Balkans region in migrants’ crisis

Romania favors added support for the Balkans region in migrants’ crisis

Bucharest, November 19, 2015/Independent Balkan News Agency

By Irina Stoica

Romania fully supports and must continue supporting the efforts that countries in the Western Balkans area are making in order to put up with the overwhelming migration flow. That was one of the messages that career diplomat Bogdan Aurescu wanted to send in his final address as Foreign Affairs Minister. Before stepping down from the post and passing the mandate to new minister Lazar Comanescu, Aurescu pointed out that migration is probably the most sensitive current issue on the EU agenda.

“We must find solutions that would solve the core of the problem, and the core lies at the source of this migration flow. Romania has tried to offer assistance, including bilateral support for Serbia and Jordan”, Aurescu said in a press conference, adding that “the countries in the Balkan area must benefit from even more support in their efforts to deal with the pressure generated by this migration flow on this route. There must be more financial support from the European Union towards the countries in the region, as well as for the countries neighboring Syria, who have taken a significant number of refugees”.