President of the Republic of Slovenia Janez Drnovšek today concluded his two-day official visit to Romania
Sinaia, Romanija, 01/31/2006 | press release
In the morning, the President visited the Town Hall in Bucharest, where he met with Mayor Adrieano Videanu, and in the afternoon visited the winter resort of Sinai and met with the Prime Minister of Romania, Calin Toriceanu.
Prime Minister Toriceanu informed President Drnovšek on the state of accession process of Romania to the European Union, particularly in the area of harmonisation of the Romanian legislation with the EU legislation. He also stated that thus far Romania had completed a period of intense adjustment to European standards, and expressed his hopes that, by 2007, Romania could meet all membership requirements. During the discussion, President Drnovšek expressed Slovenia’s support in this process and reiterated that the doors of the European Union must remain open, particularly for the countries bordering Slovenia and Romania.
In the discussion, considerable attention was devoted to Kosovo. President Drnovšek stressed that finding a solution for the status of Kosovo was a precondition for stability in the region, and pointed to the importance of bringing the European perspective into realisation for the countries and nations in this area.
President Drnovšek also visited the winter sports resort in Sinaia and met with the mayor of this town, Vlad Gheorghe Oprea, who expressed in his discussion with the President his interest in establishing links with any of the Slovene winter sports resorts.