Romania signs Tbilisi Silk Road Forum joint declaration
Bucharest, Oct 16 /Agerpres/ - Romania signed in Tbilisi the joint declaration on the Tbilisi Silk Road Forum, a political document that expresses the parties' desire to set in place a mechanism for annual consultations among the states participating in the new Silk Road Project and other important actors.
The Tbilisi Silk Road Forum pursues to explore new areas of cooperation and identifying key projects in energy, transport, communications, trade, services and tourism among the countries situated along the Silk Road.
'The signing of the declaration by Secretary of State of the Ministry of Economy Maricel Popa, on the occasion of the Forum taking place in Tbilisi over October 15 - 16 will enhance the economic dialogue with the authorities of the states along the Silk Road, the development of bilateral economic cooperation with these states, and also with regional and financial international organizations,' reads a Friday release of the Ministry of Economy to AGERPRES.
The 'Silk Road Forum' International Conference is organized by the Government of Georgia in partnership with the Government of the People's Republic of China. In bilateral talks with the high officials attending, Georgian Minister of Economy and Development Dimitri Kumsiashvili included, Secretary of State Maricel Popa reiterated Romania's interest in the new Silk Road Project.
The new Silk Road is supposed to cross Romania south to north through the eastern part of our country, according to the latest plans.
The project aims to economically connect China to Europe, and was introduced by President Xi Jinping in 2013. The authorities in Beijing want to thus improve political ties, develop the transport infrastructure between the Pacific Ocean and the Baltic Sea, reduce trade and investment barriers and expand agreements on the use of national currencies in commercial relations. AGERPRES