Minister of Foreign Affairs Teodor Melescanu, had today, 15 January 2019, a bilateral meeting with David McAllister, the President of the Foreign Affairs Committee (AFET) in the European Parliament. The meeting took place in the context of the participation of the Minister of Foreign Affairs in the government delegation, headed by Prime Minister Viorica Dăncilă in Strasbourg, in order to present the priorities of the Romanian Presidency to the Council of the European Union in the plenary session of the European Parliament.
The Romanian dignitary has reviewed the main priorities of Romania in the field of foreign relations during the term of the rotating Presidency, field that supports the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Federica Mogherini and is also in cooperation with the European External Action Service. The Minister of Foreign Affairs stressed Romania’s willingness to cooperate openly and constructively with the European Parliament for the advancement of the major foreign policy files, in order to strengthen the role of the Union as a global actor.
The meeting foreshadows the presentation by Minister Teodor Melescanu of the priorities of the Romanian Presidency to the Council of the European Union in the field of external relations, within the AFET Committee, which will take place in Brussels on 22 January 2019.