Romania recently expressed interest in becoming a part of the China Pak Economic Corridor (CPEC), a game-changing multibillion-dollar project under development in Pakistan in collaboration with China.
Romania’s Ambassador to Pakistan Nicola Goia was delivering a lecture at the Strategic Vision Institute (SVI) – an Islamabad-based thinktank – on Tuesday. He said,
We are trying to understand how Romania can be a part of it.
Goia said that Romania was among the fastest growing economies and is the seventh largest market in the European Union. The bilateral relations between the two countries focusing on political, economic, cultural and scientific fields cross $100 million per annum. He spoke about Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s stopover in Bucharest last December adding that the two countries had a dynamic, focus-oriented political dialogue.
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The ambassador further added that Romania wanted to enhance defense and economic relations. He also disclosed that the two countries were negotiating an agreement on defense industries. This agreement, once finalized, would serve as a framework for deeper cooperation between the two countries in the defense sector. He said that Pakistan was a victim of “deficit of understanding” and misperceptions,
Contrary to common perception, Pakistan’s environment is extremely friendly and the people are competent and amicable. Pakistan is also a responsible member of the international community.
Over the last year, several countries have expressed keen desire to have a slice of CPEC. Among them are Iran, Russia, the United Kingdom and France. More European countries are expected to become a part of the China Pak Economic Corridor, Romania being the latest one.
CPEC, once completed, may just be the foundation Pakistan and India could use to mend their ties. China has already extended an invite to New Delhi to become a part of the project and benefit from it for the long-term peace and stability in the region.You can follow us on Facebook, Twitter, or Google+ for more updates. Otherwise fill in the subscription box above, or subscribe to our RSS Feed.