Bucharest, 25 May 2023 (TDI): On the occasion of Africa Day, Romania wished Happy Africa Day to Africans worldwide and proudly reaffirmed its unwavering commitment to fostering robust partnerships in Africa and enhancing collaboration within the European Union.

As a nation dedicated to promoting peace, prosperity, and sustainable development, Romania recognizes the importance of bolstering diplomatic ties with African nations and furthering cooperation through the African and European Union.

Africa Day represents a momentous opportunity to celebrate the rich cultural diversity, extraordinary achievements, and immense potential of the African continent.

It serves as a reminder of the remarkable progress Africa has made in various sectors, including economy, technology, education, and governance.

Romania commends the tremendous efforts undertaken by African nations to promote inclusive growth, advance regional integration, and improve the standard of living for all citizens.

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The EU has long been a steadfast supporter of Africa’s development agenda, with a focus on key areas such as trade, investment, sustainable development, and addressing shared challenges like climate change and security.

As a member state of the EU, Romania, while admitting the significance of a strengthened partnership between Africa and the European Union, acknowledges the importance of joint efforts between the AU and the EU in achieving shared objectives and looks forward to contributing to these endeavors.

Romania also emphasizes the tremendous opportunity for profitable collaboration in areas such as energy, infrastructural development, agriculture, technological innovation, and healthcare.

Romania stands firmly to share its expertise and best practices in these areas, working hand in hand with African partners to promote sustainable economic growth and social progress.

As we celebrate Africa Day, Romania reaffirms its commitment to the principles of equality, solidarity, and mutual respect, which form the foundation of our partnerships with African nations and the European Union.

Together, we can forge a brighter future for Africa, characterized by peace, prosperity, and sustainable development.