Romania and the Netherlands could continue to collaborate on environmental issues, such as water management. The Romanian Environment and Forestry Minister Laszlo Borbely has recently met a Dutch delegation headed by Deputy Minister of Foreign Economic Affairs Roderick van Schreven and discussed potential projects. Laszlo Borbely has proposed a Romanian - Dutch partnership on integrated water management, which should continue the existing Understanding Memorandum that Romania and the Netherlands signed in 2004.
'The cooperation between our countries in environmental issues enjoys a long lasting tradition, and has in view important problems for both sides, such as water management, the bilateral cooperation in soil and waste problems, weather changes and the sustainable development,' Minister Borbely said.
The Netherlands is keen to continue the projects it started with Romania and to enlarge them mainly in areas such as the water management and the floods risk, the costal zone, the waste management and the Danube Strategy, said Roderick van Schreven.