Chaudhry Fawad Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting in a meeting with Ambassador of Romania H. E. Nicolae Goia on Monday said that Pakistan considers Romania a key member of European Union (EU) and stressed the need to explore avenues of cooperation with Romania in the arena of film, culture, media and economy.
He said that Pakistan had huge potential to attract investment and was open to all EU members for investments in various sectors for the benefit of the people of Romania, Pakistan as well as members of EU.
Information Minister said that Pakistan would like Romanian filmmakers to visit amazing and spectacular sights of Northern areas of Pakistan to observe and shoot the colours of nature and captivating beauty of the area, adding that filmmaking could not only boost tourism but would also raise the soft image of Pakistan abroad. Balochistan, he said, was another area where we would like Romania and European Union to make investments for its development as it was not only one of the largest province in terms of area but was also rich in natural resources. He said that Pakistan would also welcome investments in the fields of mining and fisheries.
The Minister said that the strengthening cultural ties were not only imperative to further build a broad-based and long-term relationship but were also vital to forge people to people contacts. He proposed the idea of an exchange of cultural troupes, artists and media persons as it would provide a rare opportunity to understand each others’ values and learn from experiences and best practice.
Nicolae Goia said that Romania was keen to further strengthen bilateral ties with Pakistan in the field of economy, media and culture and emphasized the holding of regular bilateral political consultations and exchanges between the two countries to encourage business ties. He also appreciated the vision of current dispensation for embarking on reforms and making Pakistan a corruption free society.
The ambassador also wished the Government success in the implementation of reform agenda for socio-economic uplift of the people of Pakistan.