Cyprus and Romania sign MoU in the field of energy

Cyprus and Romania signed on Thursday a Memorandum of Understanding in the field of energy.

The MoU was signed on behalf of the Cypriot Ministry of Energy by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Minas Hadjimichael who paid Bucharest a visit and Romanian State Secretary for Energy Doru Visan.

The Memorandum “sets out the framework for cooperation between the two countries, also stating their desire to cooperate in order to support and promote sustainable energy policies in line with the EU climate and energy policy,” an announcement released by the Press and Information Office (PIO) says.

Hadjimichael held political consultations with the Secretary of State responsible for Bilateral and Strategic Relations in the Euro-Atlantic Area, George Ciamba, during which they discussed the strengthening of bilateral relations between the two countries as well as issues high on the EU agenda, in view of the upcoming Presidency of the EU Council by Romania in the first half of 2019.

“The Romanian Presidency priorities were presented, including the prospect of accession for the Western Balkans and the Eastern Partnership, ” the press release says.

The two exchanged views on the need for collective action in dealing with challenges, such as increased refugee and migratory flows to Europe and EU-Turkey relations and also discussed issues of international concern, such as the Syrian crisis, the energy security of Europe and the Eastern Mediterranean in particular.

“The Permanent Secretary also informed about the latest developments in relation to the Cyprus problem,” the press release adds.

The Permanent Secretary was also received by Romanian Foreign Minister Teodor Viorel Mele?canu and assured him of Cyprus readiness to cooperate with Romania for the successful outcome of its Presidency.

The Permanent Secretary was accompanied by the Ambassador of Cyprus in Bucharest Dimitris Hatziargyrou and the Director of the Permanent Secretary’s Office Melivia Demetriou.

Source: Cyprus News Agency