Wednesday, October 27, 2021

The President of Romania meets Egyptian President in Cairo

Romanian President Klaus Iohannis pays a state visit to the Arab Republic of Egypt on Wednesday, at the invitation of President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, in the context of the 115th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the two states. President Klaus Iohannis will assess, together with his Egyptian counterpart, Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, the concrete possibilities for deepening the political-diplomatic dialogue. On the agenda will be topics aimed at diversifying Romanian-Egyptian economic cooperation, including by stimulating trade and investment, given that Egypt is an important partner of Romania in the region. Discussions will also include international policy, with a focus on security developments in the Middle East. The Romanian head of state also has scheduled meetings with the presidents of the two Chambers of the Egyptian Parliament and will lay a wreath at the Memorial to the Unknown Hero in Cairo. The visit of President Klaus Iohannis to Egypt comes in response to the visit payed in Bucharest, in 2019, by the Egyptian President, Abdel Fattah El-Sisi.

Romania’s budget deficit fell by 2.6% of GDP in the first three quarters of the year

Romania’s budget deficit decreased by 2.6% of GDP in the first nine months compared to the same period last year, and the economy is recording record growth – said the outgoing Prime Minister Florin Cîțu on Facebook. In a period of pandemic, which continued to affect economic activities, Romania recorded an increase by almost 42 billion lei in budget revenues compared to 2019, before the health crisis, during which exceptional payments of over 10 billions of lei were made generated by the COVID-19 epidemic – said Florin Cȋţu, who also calls for political maturity to keep this trend.

The incidence rate of COVID cases continues to decline slightly

The incidence rate of COVID cases continues to decrease slightly in Romania. In the capital Bucharest, which is facing the largest number of new cases, the incidence dropped below the threshold of 16 per thousand inhabitants, reaching 15.93. One month ago, on September 27, this incidence was less than 5 per thousand inhabitants – according to the Directorate of Public Health (DSP). The Strategic Communication Group announced that in the last 24 hours, 512 deaths associated with coronavirus infection and 14,950 new cases of COVID have been registered nationwide. In the city of Slobozia, which is also facing a large number of new cases, the authorities have opened a free and voluntary testing center for residents of the municipality. The center will remain open until the incidence, which is now close to 14 cases per thousand inhabitans, falls below 6 cases per thousand inhabitants./mbaciu

Magda Baciu – RADOR