Nationals of Antigua and Barbuda are in line for academic scholarships from the government of Romania, now that the two countries have established diplomatic relations.
Our Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Dr. Walton Webson and his Romanian counterpart Ion (You-won) Jinga (Gin-jah) signed the documents formalizing the ties, last Thursday.
And a release from the office of Prime Minister Gaston Browne goes on to say the scholarships, for study in Romania, are for courses beginning in September.
The areas of study include medicine, pharmaceutical studies and public administration.
Now that Antigua and Barbuda has established diplomatic relations with Romania, the two countries will explore areas of mutual interest.
Dr. Webson says these include agriculture, economic cooperation and education.
Ambassador Jinga of Romania signaled his Government’s interest in having a mutually supportive relationship with Antigua and Barbuda.
Romania is a candidate for a non-permanent seat on the UN Security Council for the term 2020-2021. The election is in 2019.