Publicat pe 20/06/2017

Bucharest, June 20th, 2017: The President of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Romania (CCIR), Mr. Mihai Daraban, received on Tuesday, June 20th, at CCIR Business Center, the working visit of H.E. Mr. Todor Churov, the Ambassador of the Republic of Bulgaria to Romania.

The meeting aimed the debating of new ways of economic cooperation between the two neighboring countries and, at the same time, the establishing of the parameters of the Romanian-Bulgarian Business Forum, wirth the occasion of the official visit to Romania of the President of the Republic of Bulgaria, H.E. Mr. Rumen Radev.

In support of the development of trade relations between Romania and Bulgaria, the President of CCIR, Mr. Mihai Daraban stressed the importance of the development of the Danube that “could serve as an important way of transporting goods to neighbors’ states and more than that.” Also, Mr. Daraban launched an invitation to Bulgarian businessmen to participate, as much as possible, at international fairs and exhibitions organized in our country as “a viable way to facilitate trade”.

The two sides agreed that border crossing points constitute an impediment to the development of trade relations, trade of goods, but also to the level of tourism. In this regard, H.E Mr. Todor Churov, the Ambassador of the Republic of Bulgaria to Romania, said he would propose, at government level, the opening of a new border crossing point or the construction of new bridges at existing crossing points.
The meeting was also attended by: Mr. Lazăr Comănescu, Foreign Relations Counselor of the President of CCIR and Mr. Ivaylo Marinov, Head of the Economic Section of the Embassy of Bulgaria.

 

Background:

 

The President of the Republic of Bulgaria, H.E Mr. Rumen Radev will be on an official visit to Romania, on June, 28th-29th. On the occasion of this official visit, the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Romania, in cooperation with the Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria in Romania, organize a Business Forum, followed by a business-to-business discussion session between companies in the two neighboring countries. The business delegation in Bulgaria will be made up of about 40 companies from various economic sectors.
According to the data provided by ONRC (May 2017), 2293 companies with Bulgarian capital are active in Romania, with a Bulgarian subscribed capital of 15.4 million Euros, thus occupying the 26th place in the top 50 countries of investors’ residence.