Abu Dhabi, 28 July 2022 (TDI): The Foreign Minister of the UAE, Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and the Foreign Affairs Minister of Romania, Bogdan Lucian Aurescu, discussed bilateral relations during a phone call.

During the conversation, the two sides discussed regional developments. In addition, they also discussed international issues of mutual concern.

Sheikh Abdullah stressed that relations between the two countries are witnessing an ongoing overall development. Furthermore, he also expressed his wish to strengthen relations in all areas.

According to the statement issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the United Arab Emirates, the two sides discussed deepening bilateral sectoral cooperation.

The two officials also discussed concrete joint priority projects in key areas. These include investments, transportation, and infrastructure and energy.

In light of this, the Romanian Foreign Minister, Bogdan Lucian Aurescu wrote, on Twitter,

UAE-Romania bilateral relations

Romania and the United Arab Emirates established diplomatic relations on August 1, 1989. Afterwards, the Embassy of Romania in Abu Dhabi was inaugurated in June 1990.

The UAE opened its Embassy in Bucharest in December 2004. The current ambassador, H.E. Dr Ahmed Abdullah Bin Saeed Al Matrooshi, presented his credentials on the 15th of March 2018.

Moreover, the United Arab Emirates and Romania formalized their relations by opening in 1974 the Office for Economic Promotion and Cooperation in Dubai.

As a result, the President of Romania visited the UAE from 10 to 12 April 1993 and, respectively, from 10 to 12 February 2002. The Romanian Prime Minister visited the UAE in May 1991.

On June 24, 2009, the Foreign Minister of the UAE, HH Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, made a brief visit to Bucharest. He was received by Prime Minister Emil Boc and the Minister of Economy, Adrian Videanu.