Romania’s ambassador to the Philippines forged ties with the Southeast Asia Regional Center for Graduate Studies 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 briefed on SEARCA’s programs and activities that aim to accelerate transformation through agricultural innovation in the 11 Southeast Asian countries that the center is mandated to serve in partnership with governments, universities, other international research and development institutions, civil society and the private sector in the region and other parts of the world.
The Romanian envoy praised SEARCA for its development programs in Southeast Asia.
In particular, Matache expressed strong interest in serving as a facilitator between Southeast Asian and Romanian research and education institutions for future collaborations.
She also expressed support for the center’s efforts to partner with France, Germany, Belgium and other European countries.