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Special envoy Petr Mareš attends Visegrád Group conference

Ambassador Petr Mareš, Special Envoy for Eastern Partnership, attended a conference held in Bucharest on 16 February 2011 to mark the 20th anniversary of the Visegrád Group of four Central European countries.

The Conference on “Contribution of V4 Countries and Romania to Eastern Dimension of the European Neighbourhood Policy” was organized by the Representation of the European Commission in Romania and by the Embassy of the Slovak Republic (Presiding country of V4) together with the Embassies of the Czech Republic, Republic of Hungary and Republic of Poland. Ambassador Petr Mareš informed the participants of the priorities set by Czech diplomacy within the framework of the EU partnership with Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine. Romania´s view was presented by State Secretary for European Affairs of the Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Bohdan Aurescu who further appreciated successful cooperation of V4 Countries and their contribution to the foundation and development of the Eastern Partnership. Partnership prospects as viewed by the partnership countries were presented by representatives of their Embassies in Bucharest.

Ambassador Petr Mareš also met with the Political Director of Romania´s Ministry of Foreign Affairs Stefan Tinca and discussed with him topical issues of EU cooperation with the countries of the Eastern Partnership.

The Embassy of the Czech Republic and the Czech Centre ensured the Czech Republic´s participation in the cultural programme to mark the Visegrád Group Anniversary. Jazz contrabass player Petr Dvorský together with musicians from Hungary, Poland, Slovakia and Romania performed in Hard Rock Café in Bucharest on February 15.

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