Palestinian-Romanian Joint Committee Convenes in Bucharest

BUCHAREST, February 13, 2014 (WAFA) – The second session of the Palestinian-Romanian Intergovernmental Committee was held Thursday in Bucharest.

The session was chaired by the Palestinian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Riad Malki, and his Romanian counterpart, Titus Corlatean.

A high-ranking Palestinian delegation headed by Malki and including Minister of Tourism Rula Maʻayʻah, Minister of Housing Maher Ghnaim, Minister of Health, Jawad Awwad, Minister of Higher Education Ali Abu Zuhri along with other ministerial representatives and businessmen attended the session.

Deputy Romanian Prime Minister Liviu Dragnea stressed the fact that the Romanian Government attaches great importance to this event and is interested in stepping up mutual Romanian-Palestinian cooperation.

Malki stressed that the convention of the committee promotes Palestinian-Romanian relations and that there are many areas of mutual cooperation, including economic, agriculture, energy, tourism, and security among others.

He encouraged the Romanian side to consider investing in Palestine, particularly in tourism.

On the sidelines of the session, three agreements were signed; an agreement to exempt holders of Palestinian diplomatic passports from entry visas, a protocol of cooperation between the Palestinian and Romanian foreign ministries and a memorandum of understanding in economic field.

source : WAFA NEWS .