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În Dubrovnik, PM Dancila meets Croatian counterpart, discusses organisation of joint government meeting

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Prime Minister Viorica Dancila had a meeting in Dubrovnik on Thursday with Prime Minister of the Republic of Croatia Andrei Plenkovic, on the occasion of the Summit on cooperation with China and 16 Eastern and Central European States - 16 + 1, the two high officials discussing the importance of economic cooperation, as well as the organisation of a joint government meeting.

They also had an exchange of views on the current status of bilateral cooperation, reads a release of the Government.

"The two high officials highlighted the desire of both states to strengthen and diversify cooperation, while emphasizing on the importance of continuing the political and sectoral dialogue, as well as organising a joint government meeting," the press release said.

At the same time, the Romanian and Croatian PM emphasized on the importance of economic cooperation and on the need to identify new opportunities to increase trade and mutual investments in the two countries.

"In addition to the aspects of the bilateral relation, they also discussed the current status of the main files on the European agenda, namely the management of the Brexit issue, the strengthening of the European instruments for fighting migration, the finalization of negotiations on the Multilateral Financial Framework. On the same occasion, they discussed about the need for strengthening cohesion at European level and about the preparations for the Sibiu Summit on May 9. At the same time, the Croatian Prime Minister congratulated Pres Ro for the remarkable results achieved during the four months of mandate," reads the same release.

Another topic approached at the meeting was the desire of the states in the Western Balkans to join the European Union.

"In this respect, they reiterated the Romanian-Croatian support for the advancement of their accession to the EU. Moreover, both PMs insisted on the need strengthening and diversifying cooperation in the trilateral Romania-Croatia-Finland format," the source quoted.

On the same occasion, Prime Minister Viorica Dancila assured his Croatian counterpart of the Romanian Government's support for the candidacy of Croatia and Finland to the Council of Europe.  

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