Romania Values Pakistan’s Sacrificies against Terrorism: Mrs. Daniela Grigore Gitman

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Islamabad: Mrs. Daniela Grigore Gitman, State Secretary for Global Affairs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Romania appreciated Pakistan’s successes in the fight against terrorism and the policy of peaceful neighborhood. She expressed these views while meeting with Adviser to Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs, Sartaj Aziz here at Foreign office on Thursday.

On the occasion Mrs. Daniela Grigore Gitman said that Pakistan is very important country for The Romanian State Secretary said that Pakistan is a very important country and partner of Romania and we are keen to further strengthen bilateral ties with Pakistan. She also discussed the peace process developments regarding the Afghanistan. Sartaj Aziz briefed the Romanian Envoy about the efforts which Pakistan made to bring peace and stability in Afghanistan.


Sarjaj Aziz also briefed the Romanian delegation on Pakistan’s contribution in the war against terrorism and the successes achieved during the military operation Zarb-e-Azb, as well as the comprehensive policy (National Action Plan) to root out the menace of terrorism and extremism from Pakistani soil.

Earlier 8th Round of Bilateral Political Consultations between Pakistan and Romania was held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Islamabad. The Pakistan side was led by Additional Secretary (Europe) Mr. Rafiuzzaman Siddiqui while the Romanian delegation was headed by Mrs. Daniela Grigore Gitman, State Secretary for Global Affairs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Romania.


The two sides expressed satisfaction over the trajectory of bilateral relations in different areas including economy, defence, parliamentary exchanges, education and culture and stressed the need for exploring new avenues in agriculture, textiles and energy sectors. The Additional Secretary briefed the Romanian delegation on recent developments in Pakistan including achievements of the government to improve law and order, efforts for improving economy and overcoming the energy shortages.

The Additional Secretary also gave an overview of the government’s policy of peaceful neighborhood, particularly its endeavours to normalize relations with India and to facilitate an Afghan-led and Afghan-owned peace process in Afghanistan.

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