Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nikos Dendias, accompanied by Deputy Minister Kostas Fragogiannis, will travel to Romania and Moldova tomorrow.
In Bucharest, the Minister of Foreign Affairs will meet with his Romanian counterpart Bogdan Aurescu.
Statements to the press are expected to take place at around 9:35-10:00, Greek time.
Afterwards, the Foreign Minister will participate in the plenary session of the “Annual Reunion of Romanian Diplomacy” and will speak at a panel entitled “Current Security Challenges”, along with his Romanian counterpart and the Secretary General of the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), Helga Schmid.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs will also participate in a teleconference of the Committees of Foreign Affairs and Defence of the Parliaments of the South of the EU on “Developments in the Eastern Mediterranean and Libya”.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs will then meet with the Chairman of the Hellenic-Romanian Bilateral Chamber of Commerce, with Greek entrepreneurs operating in Constanta, as well as with the MP of the Chamber of Deputies and President of the Hellenic Union of Romania, Dragos Zisopol.
In the context of his visit to Romania, Minister of Foreign Affairs will be received by the President of Romania, Klaus Werner Iohannis. Talks are expected to focus on the excellent bilateral relations, on developments in the Mediterranean and the Black Sea, as well as on the European prospect of the Western Balkans.
Immediately after his meeting with the President of Romania, the Minister of Foreign Affairs will travel to Moldova, where he will meet with Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Integration, Nicu Popescu; expanded talks between the two delegations will follow.
At the end of the expanded talks, the signing of a “Bilateral Agreement on Social Security” will take place at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Statements to the press are expected to take place at about 17:45-18:05, Greek time.
A meeting with the Prime Minister of Moldova Natalia Gavriliță will follow.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs will conclude his visit to Moldova after being received by the President of Moldova Maia Sandu. Talks are expected to focus on the strengthening of bilateral ties and also on the strengthening of EU-Moldova relations.