Ambassador Of Romania Calls On National Security Adviser, Discuss Issues Of Mutual Interest
Ambassador of Romania Nicolaie Goia called on National Security Adviser Lt. Gen (R) Nasser Khan Janjua on Friday.
During the meeting, both the discussed issues related to promotion of bilateral relations, matters pertaining to the regional security situation and regional connectivity.
NSA warmly received the guest and said that Romania was a great country with rich history. Pakistan attaches great importance to its relations with Romania and considers Romania as an important member of European Union.
The envoy traced the history of Pakistan Romania relations and said that ever since the establishment of diplomatic relations in 1964, both the nations have come very near to each other.
“Romania considers Pakistan as a credible and responsible country and supports Pakistan at every international forum including GSP Plus status which has increased Pakistan’s exports to the EU by more than 30 percent.” the Ambassador said.
In addition, both the countries share the commonality of opinion on regional and international issues. The two countries have longstanding cooperation in political, economic, defence, cultural fields and people to people contact.
We, however, need to increase our trade and strengthen the economic dimension of our relationship” he added.
While discussing the prospects of regional connectivity, NSA told the Ambassador that Pakistan was an exceedingly important country not only for the region but for the world at large.
Connectivity potential of Pakistan was unique and immense. Pakistan is a country of future from which whole of the world will benefit.
“Participation of Romania in this connectivity will also bring Pakistan and Romania closer to each other” he added.
Discussing the regional security environment, the envoy applauded Pakistan’s efforts for regional peace and stability. We understand that Pakistan is caught in a complex security situation and is facing multidimensional challenges” he commented.
NSA briefed the ambassador on regional security situation with particular reference to Afghanistan and reiterated that Pakistan and its people are determined to defeat the menace of terrorism to embrace a brighter future.
To give new impetus to Pak-Romanian relations, both sides agreed to explore new avenues for cooperation and to increase the momentum of interaction.