Hellenic Parliament president Filippos Petsalnikos begins a two-day official visit to Romania on Tuesday, during which he will meet with Romanian president Traian Basescu and attend a conference of the presidents of the Party of European Socialists' (PES) national parliaments.

Petsalnikos will be received by Basescu later on Tuesday, and will take part in the conference of presidents of parliament of the Europarliament's Party of European Socialists, which he will address on the theme "European economic governance and the role of the National Parliaments".

On Wednesday, Petsalnikos will hold separate meetings with Romanian Senate president Mircea Geoana, Chamber of Deputies president Roberta Anastase, and Patriarch Daniel of Romania.