Bilateral relations

Political Relations

Starting with 1990, a new era in the UK-Romanian relations began: the UK became a close partner and one of the main supporters of Romania’s accession to NATO and the EU.

The Strategic Partnership between Romania and the United Kingdom, launched in 2003, has been further strengthened and expanded after Romania’s accession to the European Union in 2007. The excellent level of the Romanian-British relations, as well as that of our cooperation, both bilaterally and in multilateral fora has also been reconfirmed by the adoption of the 2011 Joint Statement on Enhancing the Strategic Partnership between Romania and the United Kingdom.

The Romanian-British Strategic Partnership is based on shared values, principles and interests, while the bilateral cooperation covers a broad, complex range of areas.

Particular attention is given to the economic interaction, both bilaterally – the upward trend of the past years in bilateral trade and also in as far as the level of British investments in Romania is concerned has been maintained and even accelerated, while the  frequency and quality of contacts between the members of the business community in Romania and the United Kingdom have also increased – and within the European Union, where the two states are acting together to fulfill an ambitious set of objectives, including the completion of the digital single market and the removal of barriers to the free digital trade within the Union, as well as the insurance of the energy security of the continent whilst reducing carbon emissions.

Romania and the United Kingdom have launched in January 2014, as agreed by their foreign ministers in October 2013, the Bilateral Dialogue on Energy, aimed, inter alia, at contributing to the development of a solid, competitive and sustainable European Energy System.

As members of NATO, Romania and the United Kingdom are also closely cooperating in the security area.

The commitment to enhance cooperation in all the areas mentioned above and in other domains of mutual interest was reconfirmed in October 2013, through the Joint Declaration adopted by the Romanian and British foreign ministers. The two officials have also confirmed their resolve to uphold the principle of free movement of persons in the EU, while recognizing the contribution that most Romanians in the United Kingdom bring to the development of the British economy.

The new stage in the increasingly dynamic Romanian-British relations is also marked by an intense and substantive political dialogue translated into frequent visits of Romanian and British officials in London and Bucharest, respectively.


Visits to London:

  • President of Romania – January and October 2005, June 2011
  • Prime Minister – December 2007, November 2013
  • Minister of Foreign Affairs – March 2005, February and October 2006, April 2009, January 2010, March 2011, October 2013, September 2014, March 2015
  • Minister of Defence – 2007
  • Secretary of State – Ministry of Defence – June 2013
  • Minister of Justice – 2006, 2008, 2011
  • Secretary of State – Ministry of Justice – February 2013
  • Minister of Interior – April 2007
  • Presidential adviser for national security – 2009, 2010
  • Presidential adviser for legal affairs - 2009

Visits to Bucharest:

  • Prime Minister – May 1999
  • Deputy Prime Minister – January 2007
  • Foreign Secretary – September 2007
  • Minister for Europe – February 2006, February 2007, September 2010, 2013
  • Home Secretary – April 2006
  • Justice Secretary – September 2010

Members of the British Royal Family paid several visits to Romania. The more recent one is the visit of HRH Prince Charles in May 2015 that entailed meeting with the President of Romania, Klaus Werner Iohannis.

Invitation to participate to the public works procurement procedure at the Consulate General of Romania in Manchester


The Consulate General of Romania in Manchester organises a public works procurement procedure - competitive negotiation - for fitting and refurbishing the premises situated at Abbey House, Booth Street, Manchester, M2 3LW (ground floor and first…

Scholarships offered by the Romanian Government to foreign citizens through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs


The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Romania has launched the applications procedure for 85 scholarships for under and post-graduate studies in Romania. Qualification criteria: 1.Foreign citizens coming from all the states of the world, except…