PR No. 219 Islamabad

Minister for Defence Production, Rana Tanveer Hussain called on Foreign Minister of Romania Mr. Lazar Comanescu at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Bucharest. The two sides expressed satisfaction over the positive trajectory of relations between the two countries and discussed various issues of mutual interest including trade, investment, defence production and science and technology and people to people contact.

They agreed on the need for strengthening cooperation between the two countries in these areas. Further it was stressed that both countries should benefit from each other’s expertise in various fields especially in the fields of oil and gas and defence production. The Minister for Defence Production emphasized the importance Pakistan attaches to its friendly relations with Romania and underlined the need to hold regular high level exchanges.

The Foreign Minister of Romania appreciated Pakistan’s efforts as a front-line state in the war against terrorism. He also underscored the importance of signing bilateral agreement between the two Foreign Ministries by the end of 2016.

The Federal Minister is currently on a five days official visit to Romania.