Romanian MFA: cooperation with Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan is critical
BAKU, Azerbaijan, October 25
By Nargiz Sadikhova – Trend:
The development of the Romanian-Kazakh bilateral relations is supported by concrete and consistent areas of interest prone to mature cooperation, Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs told Trend.
According to the representative of the ministry, in more than 25 years of diplomatic relations, Kazakhstan has become a key partner of Romania in Central Asia, engaged in a dynamic and fruitful dialogue within both bilateral and multilateral context.
“We also share many common interests in many topics in international organizations, such as UN and OSCE. Romania has constantly supported the development of the relations between the European Union and Kazakhstan, making strides to register among the first to have ratified the EU-Republic of Kazakhstan Enhanced Partnership and Cooperation Agreement and showing large interest in the process of implementation,” the official said.
He went on to say that Kazakhstan is an important country situated in Central Asia, building from ancient times a physical link between Europe and Asia.
“Romania has a geostrategic position, which can make a valuable contribution towards enhancing the connectivity between Europe and Asia, through the Danube and the Black Sea, which we see as having a pivotal role. In this vein, Romania is promoting inclusive regional projects covering other countries in its immediate neighborhood, and also towards South Caucasus and Central Asia,” he said.
From this perspective, as noted by the representative, cooperation with Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan is critical.
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