Importance of preserving Ukraine's integrity and sovereignty, underscored by George Ciamba and Piotr Serafin

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The importance of maintaining Ukraine's integrity and sovereignty, as well as of sending a coherent and sympathetic message on behalf of the EU and of other international players, were among the topics tackled within a meeting between Secretary of State for European Affairs George Ciamba and his Polish counterpart Piotr Serafin.

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According to a Foreign Affairs Ministry (MAE) press release, Secretary of State George Ciamba on Monday had bilateral consultations with Secretary of State with the Foreign Affairs Ministry of the Republic of Poland Piotr Serafin, during a visit paid to Warsaw.

'On the grounds of the developments in Ukraine, they acknowledged the complexity of the current evolutions. The discussions revealed similar positions of concern in report with the ongoing events and the support for identifying an inclusive solution to these, leading to solving the political crisis in this country and to continuing the efforts of getting closer to the EU. Both sides reiterated the importance of maintaining Ukraine's integrity and sovereignty, as well as of sending a coherent and sympathetic message on behalf of the EU and of other international players,' the release shows.

Concerning the bilateral relations, the sides voiced the satisfaction related with the level of the cooperation in the political, economic, military and cultural level, underscoring the need to capitalise the investment potential.

The two speakers highlighted the importance of the discussions on the 2030 Package in the area of energy and climate changes, including in the prospects of preparing the European Council meeting of March 20-21.

'Referring to the proposals of the 2030 Package on energy and climate changes, the discussions pointed out the similarity of positions on the main objectives included in the proposal made by the European Commission, as well as concerning the need of a balanced approach of the aspects related with the environment in report with the objective of competitiveness and energy security. George Ciamba underscored that, in Romania's view, it is essential to identify a balance between establishing ambitious environment objectives and their impact on the industrial competitiveness and energy security,' MAE points out.

The source underlines that both speakers agreed on the need to promote a dialogue based on identifying some solutions to the problems the EU is currently confronted with and the combat, through common efforts, of the populist rhetoric on the EU project and its fundamental principles in certain member states, including in the prospects of the elections to the European Parliament of May.

During the discussions related with the developments in the EU's eastern neighbourhood, George Ciamba highlighted the successful model represented by the Republic of Moldova, its concrete commitment in the relation with the EU. In the context of his visit to Warsaw, Secretary of State George Ciamba also had a meeting with Agnieszka Pomaska, chair of the Committee for European Affairs of the Sejm, the lowe chamber of the Polish Parliament. AGERPRES

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