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Foreign Minister Corlatean on official visit to Principality of Liechtenstein and Swiss Confederation


Minister of Foreign Affairs Titus Corlatean is paying an official visit to the Principality of Liechtenstein and the Swiss Confederation on November 6 - 7, 2013.

On this occasion, the Romanian chief diplomat is slated to hold talks with Aurelia Frick - Liechtenstein Minister of Foreign Affairs, Didier Burkhalter - Swiss Minister of Foreign Affairs, and Filippo Lombardi - President of the Council of States (the upper chamber of the Swiss Parliament). In Vaduz, Minister Titus Corlatean will also attend the official opening of the Honorary Consulate of Romania in the Principality of Liechtenstein.

Talks with interlocutors in Liechtenstein and the Swiss Confederation will occasion an exchange of views on bilateral issues of the European and international agenda. At bilateral level, the purpose of the visit is to strengthen relations with the two countries and boost economic cooperation through better use of the existing potential, and by an enhanced presence of investments from these two states in Romania. The subjects on the agenda of talks include the relationships of the Swiss Confederation and the Principality of Liechtenstein with the EU, as well as other related topics with European relevance, such as the EU enlargement policy, the situation in the Western Balkans, the situation in the EU Eastern Neighborhood - that will be also approached from the perspective of the upcoming Summit in Vilnius, the presentation of the priorities of Romania's SEECP Presidency, the situation in Syria and Iran.

At the same time, talks will also envisage the intensification of cooperation and coordination with the two countries within international organizations.


ForMin underlines Romania's interest in increasing trade exchange with the Principality of Liechtenstein


Romanian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Titus Corlatean, on Wednesday met his counterpart from the Principality of Liechtenstein, Aurelia Frick, occasion on which he underscored the country's interest for intensifying economic cooperation with Liechtenstein, through enhancing trade exchanges and mutual investments.

According to a release of the Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MAE), Minister Corlatean paid an official visit on Wednesday to the Principality of Liechtenstein.

The talks with the ForMin from Liechtenstein, Aurelia Frick, also occasioned an evaluation of the current stage of bilateral relations and allowed an exchange of views on the main topics of interest on the international agenda.

'The two ministers appreciated the good bilateral relations existing between the two countries and agreed to act together to intensify and diversify economic relations. Minister Titus Corlatean underscored Romania's interests for intensifying the economic cooperation, through enhancing trade exchanges and mutual investments, as well as the interest for developing cultural cooperation and in the field of education', showed the abovementioned release.

The head of the Romanian diplomacy thanked his counterpart from Liechtenstein for the funds granted to Romania under the Financial Mechanism of the European Economic Area (EEA) over 2009-2014, which were like 'a catalyzer of development of priority sectors'.

The two high dignitaries also approached issues of current interest on the European agenda, with emphasizes on EU enlargement and the Eastern Partnership, especially from the perspective of the upcoming Summit in Vilnius.

'Minister Titus Corlatean presented the economic situation of Romania from the viewpoint of foreign investments, as well as the positive prospects for development in this field', the MAE release also said.

On the occasion of his visit to the Liechtenstein Principality, the head of Romanian diplomacy attending the official opening of Romania's Honorific Consulate in Vaduz and the varnishing of the painting exhibition of Romanian born artist Legendina di Paolo.