CPEC to connect region through trade corridor: Romanian envoy

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Ambassador of Romania to Pakistan Nicolae Goia has said that China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is a major economic project linking the regional countries through vast connectivity by creating business and trade opportunities.

While talking about Pakistan-Romania relations on Tuesday at Strategic Vision Institute (SVI) in Islamabad, the Romanian envoy said that Pakistan is a responsible member of international community. He said that Pakistan is playing very important role in fighting against the scourge of terrorism and maintaining peace in the region.

The ambassador said that Romania and Pakistan has excellent economic, political, cultural, sports and scientific relations and long standing cooperation in different fields of life. He said that the bilateral relation between Romania and Pakistan is based on mutual trust, adding that building trust is an important element for sound diplomatic relations.

Nicolae Goia said that Romania has solid and stable economic growth, adding that the huge potential and dynamism in Romania has made the country connected to Pakistan.

“We will continue our efforts for further strengthening the diplomatic relations with Pakistan,” he said.

“We had extremely dynamic dialogues with Pakistan for developing relations in all fields of life,” he said. However, he added that further steps are needed for developing economic relations with Pakistan.

The Romanian ambassador said that Pakistani companies are encouraged to invest in Romania, adding that “We are willing to establish joint ventures.” He said that Romania is the 7th largest market among the European countries.

The envoy said that there is a need for people-to-people contact, adding that the exchange of cultural groups including teams of activist, and musicians can create good understanding about each others. He said that Romania is willing to increase the number of scholarships for Pakistani students.

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