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PM Dacian Ciolos participated in the welcome ceremony organized by the United Nations' Secretary General Ban Ki-moon

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Prime Minister Dacian Ciolos and his wife Valerie Ciolos on Tuesday have participated in the welcome ceremony organized by the United Nations' Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, in honour of the delegations' heads present at the 71st session of the UN General Assembly. 

Subsequently, Premier Ciolos was present in the event of marking the first anniversary since the adoption of Agenda 2030. 

The Bucharest's Government Head participates in the opening of the high-level segment of the UN GA's 71st session, after which he has scheduled a bilateral meeting with the President of Egypt, Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi. 

Dacian Ciolos will attend the high-level lunch offered by Ban Ki-moon, in honour of the heads of delegations, and also the leaders' Summit on the refugees' global crisis, organized by the US, alongside Canada, Ethiopia, Germany, Jordan, Mexico, and Sweden, that is to take place on Tuesday afternoon. 

On Tuesday as well, Ciolos will have meetings with the UN Secretary General, with the President of Finland, Sauli Niinisto and the UNEP Executive Director, Erik Solheim. 

The Romanian PM will attend at the UN Hqs. the event'Open Government Partnership: Five Year Celebration,' co-chaired by the presidents of South Africa and France. In the evening, the Premier will participate in the reception offered by the European Union, and in the one offered by the US President, Barack Obama and the First Lady Michelle Obama in honour of the delegations' heads. 

Dacian Ciolos will also be present at the reception offered to the heads of delegations for the anniversary of the HeForShe initiative by the President of Finland and the UN Women Executive Director.

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Prime minister Dacian Ciolos and the President of Egypt, Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Tuesday have talked on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly, about strengthening the bilateral relations based on a consistent political dialogue, official sources told Agerpres.

The two dignitaries have insisted upon bolstering the economic relations between Romania and Egypt, which are already on a rise considering that last year the bilateral trade amounted to USD 867 million. Agriculture, energy and infrastructure are the main collaboration fields. 

Given that Egypt is the main export destination for the Romanian wheat - 1.5 million tonnes yearly - the two officials stressed the importance of strengthening the direct ties between the Romanian producers and the Egyptian importers in order to avoid technical difficulties connected to the wheat trade. 

Also, according to the sources, the two high officials have reiterated in their bilateral meeting the importance of organizing a second session of the Inter-governmental Committee for economic, scientific and technical co-operation in 2017 to ease the bilateral contacts. 

Another topic addressed by Dacian Ciolos and Abdel Fattah al-Sisi was the enhancement of the bilateral co-operation and the active participation in the international efforts of fighting terrorism.



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