India, Romania sign MoU on petroleum and gas

RSTV Bureau
Vice President Venkaiah Naidu witnessing the signing of MoU, along with the President of Senate of Romania, Mr. Calin Popescu-Tariceanu, in the field of Petroleum and Gas, at the Palace of Parliament, in Bucharest, Romania on Sep 19, 2018.

Vice President Venkaiah Naidu witnessing the signing of MoU, along with the President of Senate of Romania, Mr. Calin Popescu-Tariceanu, in the field of Petroleum and Gas, at the Palace of Parliament, in Bucharest, Romania on Sep 19, 2018.

Vice President Venkaiah Naidu on Tuesday arrived in Romania on the last leg of his three-nation visit to boost India’s ties with the southeastern European country.

VP Naidu landed here from Malta where he held comprehensive discussions with President Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca on ways to bolster bilateral relations. The two countries signed three MoUs for collaboration between the foreign services institutes and cooperation in maritime and tourism.

Upon his arrival in Bucharest, the vice president received a warm welcome from Vice Prime Minister of Romania Ana Birchall, External Affairs Ministry (MEA) Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said in a tweet.

Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu (R) is greeted by Vice Prime Minister of Romania, Ana Birchall (L), Ambassador of India to Romania, Thanglura Darlong and Chief of Protocol Romania, Calin Fabian, on his arrival, in Bucharest, Romania, September 18, 2018. (PIB Photo via PTI)

Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu (R) is greeted by Vice Prime Minister of Romania, Ana Birchall (L), Ambassador of India to Romania, Thanglura Darlong and Chief of Protocol Romania, Calin Fabian, on his arrival, in Bucharest, Romania, September 18, 2018. (PIB Photo via PTI)

On arrival, he was received by the Vice-Prime Minister of Romania.

The MoUs was signed after delegation level talks between visiting Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu and the president of the Senate of Romania in Bucharest

The MoU has been signed between the Petroleum Gas University of Polesti, Romania and Pandit Deendayal Petrolium University, Gujrat. It is to for capacity building and mutual training.

The vice president also stressed that India and Romania must mutually cooperate to fight the global menace of terrorism.

The vice president also held talks with the President of the chamber of Deputies of Romania earlier on Wednesday. Romania is the last stop on the vice president’s three nation Europe tour.

In the last leg, Naidu will be in Romania till September 20.

The visit coincides with 70th year of Indo-Romanian ties and the centenary year of Romania.

During the visit, VP Naidu will meet Romanian President Klaus Iohannis, the president of Romanian Senate and the prime minister. He will also address a session of Chamber of Deputies in the Romanian Parliament.