The Minister Delegate for Romanian Diaspora Cristian David is paying a working visit to Spain between February 9 and 13; he is to spend the first two days in Madrid. He will send a support and solidarity message to the Romanian community in Spain, the largest foreign community in this country; together with its representatives, he will analyse the main challenges confronting it at present, the Romanian Embassy in Madrid announced.
The Romanian official's schedule also includes meetings with representatives of Spanish authorities managing the problems of integration of foreign communities of Spain; the intention is to analyse the enhancement of the bilateral cooperation and dialogue with the aim of supporting the Romanian community, which is already well integrated in social and economic terms; Romanian residents of Spain are appreciated by locals.
On Monday, Cristian David will meet the State Secretary for the EU in the Spanish Foreign Affairs and Cooperation Ministry Inigo Mendez de Vigo, and the Spanish Minister of Labour and Social Security Fatima Banez Garcia.
The minister delegate for the Romanian diaspora will also meet the counsellor for social matters of the regional government of the Madrid community Jesus Fermosel Diaz. He will later attend a working lunch with the mayors of Madrid community municipalities hosting the largest Romanian communities: Maria Jose Martinez de la Fuente of Aranjuez, Raul Lopez Vaquero of Coslada, Pedro Rollan Ojeda of Torrejon de Ardoz, Francisco Javier Bello Nieto of Alcala de Henares, Daniel Ortiz Espejo of Mostoles, and Pablo Rodriquez Sardinero of Arganda del Rey.
Minister Cristian David will also meet the deputy head of the Madrid community regional government Salvador Victoria.
Also on Monday, David's schedule includes a meeting with representatives of the Romanian community in the Madrid and neighbouring regions.
On Tuesday, February 11, the Romanian minister is to meet representatives of Romanian language media in Spain, both from local media and correspondents, at the Romanian Embassy.
Finally, David will talk with the Chairman of the Labour and Social Insurance Committee of the Spanish legislative, at the Congress of Deputies. AGERPRES