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Romanian-German talks

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Romanian Prime Minister Victor Ponta have agreed, in Berlin, to continue bilateral dialogue on a positive note.

Romanian-German talks
Romanian-German talks

, 11.06.2013, 13:31

Romania and Germany want to continue their partnership in all fields of interest with an emphasis on economic cooperation, based on the fact that Germany is Romania’s most important partner in the field. This is one of the conclusions of a meeting between German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Romanian Prime Minister Victor Ponta on Monday in Berlin.



The talks took place against the background of Romania’s trying to improve its image abroad by presenting its western partners the picture of a country, which, by taking the right measures, managed to cope not only with an economic and financial crisis, but also with a political crisis. Talking about it, Prime Minister Ponta has said:



Victor Ponta: “My message to the German government is that Romania, after several years of economic, social and political crisis, has regained stability and wants to become a reliable strategic partner.”



Berlin seems to be taking the Romanian government’s offer realistically. Chancellor Merkel voiced her country’s interest in developing the political and economic ties, which she defined as friendly, as well as the wish for the reforms of the Romanian justice system to be more visible.



Angela Merkel: “I want your country’s economic construction to be a success and Germany wants to be a partner to it. For the German economy it is important that the rule of law should be observed and the legal system should work properly. Also important is to eliminate corruption and ensure transparency.“



Prime Minister Victor Ponta in turn confirmed the guidelines of Bucharest’s interior policy.



Victor Ponta: “I also want you to know that the government and the ruling coalition have committed themselves to strengthening the rule of law, to fighting corruption and to drawing up a legal framework that is as transparent and efficient as possible. I, personally, and the government I’m heading strongly believe in Romania’s European destiny and in the fact that we should all be partners in the construction of the future European project.”



We recall that Romanian-German ties have always had a special character, drawing on joint historical elements and the presence of a strong community of German ethnics in Romania.


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