Publicat pe 10/05/2017

VIENNA, 10 May 2017: On the sidelines of the 2017 Vienna Energy Forum, the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Romania (CCIR) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Cooperation to advance mutually beneficial partnerships between the Romanian private sector and UNIDO to support inclusive and sustainable industrial development.

“Our signatures today couldn’t be timelier. Romania has a rich and successful transitional experience and excellent technical expertise and knowledge in promoting industrial development, which is worth sharing with other countries in the region and beyond,” said LI Yong, Director General of UNIDO, at the signing ceremony at the Vienna International Centre

“This key partnership aims at promoting the exchange of industrial knowledge and experiences through various joint initiatives. It complements CCIR’s mission to boost sustainable development and the further integration of the Romanian economy into the European one, through focusing on the real needs of entrepreneurship, based on the principles of competitiveness, transparency and predictability”, stated Lazăr Comănescu, Senior Adviser for Foreign Relations to the President of the CCIR and former Minister of Foreign Affairs.

The memorandum follows the UNIDO Director General’s official visit to Romania in March 2016, when he discussed the strategic aspects of private sector’s involvement in development cooperation with the government.

CCIR and UNIDO agreed to intensify their cooperation in developing and implementing joint training programmes, exchanging best practices, capacity building, and providing advisory support to enterprises. Together, they will also promote industrial knowledge, resources and expertise exchange; arrange study tours; organize and participate in fairs, specialized exhibitions and other events; as well as conduct studies on subjects of national and regional economic interest.