The Romania ambassador to the Philippines eye research and education ties with the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) during her visit to the Los Baños-based think tank last month.
Ambassador Răduţa Dana Matache of Matache met with SEARCA Director Dr. Glenn B. Gregorio, Deputy Director Joselito G. Florendo and key SEARCA executives
She was given a briefing on SEARCA’s programs and activities that are geared toward Accelerating Transformation Through Agricultural Innovation in the 11 Southeast Asian countries that the center is mandated to serve in partnership with governments, academe, other research and international development institutions, civil society, and the private sector in the region and other parts of the world.
The Romanian envoy commended SEARCA for its development programs in Southeast Asia.
In particular, Matache expressed keen interest to serve as facilitator between Southeast Asian and Romanian research and education institutions for future collaborations.
She also expressed her support to efforts of the center to partner with France, Germany, Belgium and other European countries.