ForMin Melescanu: Romania's goal is action for coherent, cohesive Europe

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Romania's goal is the action in favour of a coherent, cohesive Europe, closer to its own citizens' priorities and more credible on a global level, Foreign Affairs Minister Teodor Melescanu told the Strategic Forum of Bled, Slovenia.

According to a Foreign Affairs Ministry (MAE) release sent to AGERPRES, Melescanu participated as main speaker in the session "European Union in a changed world."

The Romanian Foreign Minister made reference, within this panel, to Romania's vision on EU's future, with a focus on European solidarity, integration and inter-connectivity. He underscored the quality of the European Union of global player based on sharing some common values and the international law principles, as well as the need to undertake a pragmatic and ambitious approach meant to respond to the expectations of its citizens, MAE points out.

Melescanu also underscored the manner in which Romania, in the preparation of the EU presidency in the first half of 2019, relates to the current challenges, particularly aimed at eroding the confidence among member states, shifting the relations among institutions, the future of the single market, as well as the impact of economic protectionism. For Romania, the debate on the future of the European Union "stimulates a reflection on Romania's role, as a relevant player, closely linked to the European project," the release reads. Minister Melescanu mentioned that Romania's role is the action in favour of a coherent, cohesive Europe, closer to its own citizens' priorities and more credible on a global level.

The Strategic Forum at Bled is an important annual meeting of European and international leaders, both from the public and the private area. The event succeeded particularly in Central and Eastern Europe as a high-level debate platform, trying to provide strategic responses to stressing regional and global matters, the MAE mentions. AGERPRES (RO — author: Oana Ghita, editor: Andreea Rotaru; EN — author: Adina Panaitescu, editor: Rodica Ionita)

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