Publicat pe 30/01/2018

Bucharest, January 29th, 2018: The Romanian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCIR) organized a reception, in honor of the Diplomatic Corps accredited in Bucharest. at CCIR Business Center headquarters, on Monday, January 29th, 2018. The event marked the special contribution of foreign diplomats to the development of the national economy, by supporting the bilateral trade relations between Romania and various states of the world.

The President of CCIR, Mr. Mihai Daraban thanked ambassadors and representatives of diplomatic missions for their involvement in strengthening and intensifying bilateral economic cooperation and stimulating investment, and also encouraged diplomatic missions to maintain a constant dialogue with CCIR and line ministries and ministries.

Also, Mr. Mihai Daraban pointed out the important events that CCIR organized and participated in, such as the economic missions in 2017 and the business forums where the heads of state of Bulgaria and Croatia were present: “(…) last year we had the honor to organize at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Romania economic forums in the margins of the visits of the presidents of Bulgaria and Croatia, of course with the extraordinary participation of the President of Romania, Klaus Iohannis. (…) We also have the pleasure to recall the forums and economic missions that have taken place in countries on all continents, such as the United States, Peru, Indonesia, France, and Egypt. (…) In total, the Department of Foreign Relations of CCIR organized more than 40 events, both in Romania and abroad”, the President of CCIR pointed out.

With regard to the goals set for 2018, Mr. Mihai Daraban mentioned the intention to maintain and intensify trade relations with countries all around the world: “We aim to encourage free trade and competition. We want to organize the Economic Forum of the Three Seas Initiative, which is one of the primary objectives of the CCIR for the current year. At the same time, we want to promote Romania and foreign trade by participating in the first edition of China International Import Expo in Shanghai. We want to continue the “Business Without Corruption” project alongside the US Embassy and the British Embassy, but at the same time, to contribute with all our devotion and dedication to simplifying and finalizing fiscal laws for the benefit of the business environment”, the President of CCIR said.

Mr. Victor Micula, State Secretary at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, spoke about the involvement of CCIR in promoting Romania’s commercial interests abroad: “The Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Romania is the closest private sector partner of the ministry in implementing the agenda of economic diplomacy events, which is due to the global reputation of the CCIR and, at the same time, the level of expertise gained over the years. The promotion of economic interests abroad and the development of trade relations outside the country are primary objectives for both the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and CCIR. In the past few years, in the context of these common goals, I am pleased to note that the relationship of cooperation between our institutions has increased considerably”, said Mr. Victor Micula. At the same time, the Secretary of State expressed his full confidence in the support of CCIR for organizing an Economic Forum on the occasion of the Three Seas Initiative: “(…) we really on CCIR support in organizing this Economic Forum to be held this year in September, in Bucharest, under the patronage of the Romanian Presidency”.

The Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Romania annually organizes an event that has become a tradition – the reception in honor of the Diplomatic Corps accredited in Bucharest. Through this event, CCIR honors the contribution of the diplomatic representations in 1864, when the foreign diplomats in Bucharest made a request to Prince Alexandru Ioan Cuza for the promulgation of the first law of the Chambers of Commerce of the United Principalities signed on September 30th, 1864.