President Klaus Iohannis on Thursday in Belgrade said that Romania is interested in the prospects for electricity exports to the regional market in South-East Europe.
“Romania is interested in the prospects for electricity exports to Serbia and the regional market in South-East Europe. Exports could be conducted via companies operating on the two markets,” Iohannis said after meeting his Serbian counterpart Tomislav Nikolic.
He added that Romania and Serbia want to carry out a series of joint economic projects in important areas such as infrastructure, mentioning to the point the Timisoara-Belgrade motorway, the cross-border cooperation and the energy interconnection.
Iohannis mentioned also having discussed national minorities and their rights with his Serbian counterpart.
“I and Mr President Nikolic agreed that it is our duty, the duty of the two countries’ authorities, to act decidedly to consolidate the role of the Romanian minority of Serbia and the Serbian minority of Romania as a solid bridge between us. Romania is fully open to as close a bilateral cooperation as possible to solve the still persisting issues in the area and that have a special relevance also from the perspective of European integration,” said Iohannis.
He added that Romania supports Serbia’s accession to the European Union, reaffirming the interest and importance attached by Romania to relations with Western Balkan countries and to regional stability. More…