Η πρωθυπουργός της Ρουμανίας Βιόριτσα Νταντσίλα (Viorica Dncil) με τον πρωθυπουργό Αλέξη Τσίπρα κάνουν δηλώσεις μετά τη συνάντησή τους, την Παρασκευή 29 Μαρτίου 2019. ΑΠΕ-ΜΠΕ, ΓΡΑΦΕΙΟ ΤΥΠΟΥ ΠΡΩΘΥΠΟΥΡΓΟΥ, Andrea Bonetti
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, in joint statements with his Romanian counterpart Viorica Dancila in Bucharest on Friday, noted that his visit was the first official visit by a Greek prime minister to Romania since 2008.
He said that the aim is to further strengthen this cooperation and also referred to the flow of tourists to Greece, with approximately one million Romanians visiting Greece every year.
Alexis Tsipras also referred to the regional developments saying that the cooperations between Greece and Romania will further enhance throught the trilateral and quadrilateral forms of cooperation developed by the two sides that contribute to the regional stability and to the Western Balkan countries European prospect.
He underlined that “the Prespes Agreement gives a special dynamic to the Balkans and is a model of cooperation, it proves that through the resolution of the differences, through cooperation at economic and cultural level, we can offer a prospect of peace, stability and economic development in the Balkans.
Tsipras said that both Greece and Romania support North Macedonia’s EU accession prospect but also of all the other countries of the Balkans as Albania’s. They support those countries’ efforts to confront the huge challenges that lie ahead of them in order to be able to meet the accession criteria and their European prospect.
Tsipras also referred to the two countries’ close collaboration on connectivity, noting that “we are working hard to support major infrastructures projects in terms of railway links, the road network, telecommunications and energy connectivity.”
“Projects such as the prospect of the interconnection of the Mediterranean with the Black Sea or the Mediterranean corridor of road networks that will pass through the city of Thessaloniki to Skopje and Belgrade.
Moreover, in the context of the two countries’ quadrilateral cooperation, along with Serbia and Bulgaria, they can form a prospect of growth in the interest of their peoples that might bring multiple benefits, more jobs and an upgrading of the Balkans’ geopolitical potential.
Concluding, Tsipras said that a period of very important prospects opens for the Balkans adding that the Balkans are not more Europe’s mislaid neighbourhood. It should not be a region where are conflicts, confrontations and the imposition of the major forces’ will. He said that it is a region of peace and cooperation where the countries of the Balkans by promoting the need for cooperation and peaceful resolution of their differences will give priority to their people’s interest in order to become that steam engine of Europe’s economic growth.