The American-Romanian Business Council (AMRO) and the Center for European Policy Analysis (CEPA) recently convened at the Fifth Annual Business Mission, the council said. With the council was a delegation comprised of 13 American companies with interest in investing in Romania, including Bell Helicopter and Boeing.
During the meeting, which took place in Washington, D.C., the council and the center presented Romania’s Prime Minister with a roadmap for renewing and strengthening bilateral economic relations between the two countries. Reports said that opportunities for common defense projects were identified, as well as opportunities for Romania to attract investors. The delegation of companies reportedly noted that Romania could be an opportune industrial strategic partner.
The council said the roadmap identified five priorities on which both governments should focus:
- Continued business environment improvements in Romania
- High-level bilateral government engagement and dialogue on commercial matters
- Greater cooperation in developing strategic security capabilities, including energy
- Support for a Romanian education and health system that strengthens economic competitiveness
- Assistance for pioneer Romanian investments in the U.S.
“The AMRO mission is meeting with top leaders in Romania to discuss how American companies can contribute to the prosperity of Romanian citizens and strengthen the economic ties between the two countries,” the council said. “Member companies have also stressed the importance of predictability in laws and regulations to a healthy business environment.”