Centrul Diplomatic/Diplomatic Center

Centrul de Studii Politice si Diplomatie/ Center for Political Science and Diplomacy


In the period between 30 November 2013 and 3 December 2013, a delegation from  Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) had embarked in a European tour including Romania.

The visit has taken place in the context of the opening of DPRK economy towards foreign investments and towards economic cooperation with European economies.

IONEL AGRIGOROAEI RPDCSenator Ionel Agrigoroaei in the center of Romania-DPRK dialogue

In this framework of cooperation, important European states as Germany, France and Italy are competing for a privileged situation with long standing presence in DPRK economy such as: China and Russia.

Romania has a special significance based on a long tradition of economic cooperation from before 1989, when bilateral exchanges where reaching 1 billion dollars target.

In a desire to boost Romanian economy and to find new markets for Romanian products and to launch new beneficial partnerships for our country, Senator Ionel Agrigoroaei had received the visit of DPRK delegation, headed by Ri Ung Gil, Director of European Department of Central Committee of Workers Party of Korea.

Also, thanks to the efforts of Senator Ionel Agrigoroaei, member of Economic, Industry and Services Committee, the Korean delegation held talks at the economic committee and with Romanian Senate Vice-President-Florin Constantinescu.

During the parliamentary dialogue authoritative lead by Senator Ionel Agrigoroaei important issues have being highlighted such as: intensification of bilateral talks, exchanges of high level delegations, attending common events, ways to promote bilateral relations and to foster the dialogue between European Union and DPRK.

During the dialogue the Korean side had manifested interest in building economic relations with European Union and stated that Romania has a special place based on historical traditions and present diplomatic cooperation levels.

The Korean part had stressed the desire to rapidly start economic projects and express his appreciation for Senator Ionel Agrigoroaei instrumental role in planning a program of visits to industrial sites of Romania and to propose concrete cooperation projects.

IONEL AGRIGOROAEI RPDC1Senator Ionel Agrigoroaei, Ri Ung Gil, Director of European Department of Central Committee of Workers Party of Korea and Senate Vice-President Florin Constantinescu and Mr. Kim Son Gyong-DPRK Ambassador ( from left to right)

The dialogue was attended also by Senate Vice-President Florin Constantinescu, members of Romanian Senate and Korean delegation included also Mr. Kim Son Gyong-DPRK Ambassador and members of international department of Workers Party of Korea and DPRK Embassy representatives.

The talks underlined the desire of the parties to foster bilateral dialogue under the auspices of Senator Ionel Agrigoroaei and to re-establish the economical relations with mutual advantages.

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