Romanian president says Joe Biden may visit Romania

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Romania has invited U.S. President Joe Biden to visit the country, and while Romanian President Klaus Iohannis only said that the U.S. president is committed to organizing such a visit, the majority of the Romanian press already speaks as if the visit is a certainty.

“We had two short talks with President Biden. The first was right at the beginning where, together with the President of Poland Andrzej Duda, we wanted to greet President Biden. We wanted to make sure that we still have a very strong strategic partnership. President Biden assured us that he is particularly involved and very much in support of Romania and Poland and wants to improve this relationship,” the Romanian president said.

Iohannis then explained that Biden could pay a visit to Romania.

Iohannis then said he was looking forward to “continue the dialogue” with Biden, whose previous official visit to Romania was in 2015 as vice-president to Barack Obama. 

“In the second short discussion, I invited him to Romania, I told him that I want to continue the very good discussion we started in 2015, then with Vice President Biden. He agreed perfectly to try to organize such a meeting, and he assured me once again that he is very dedicated to this partnership,” Iohannis said at the end of the NATO Summit.

Speaking about the closing statement of the NATO summit, Iohannis said that the attitude of Russia towards Romania’s neighbors was “aggressive and destabilizing”.

“The security situation in the Black Sea region remains worrying, as evidenced by the recent march of Russian troops and military equipment on the Ukrainian border and in the illegally occupied Crimea,” Iohannis said.

Title image: U.S. President Joe Biden (L) and Romanian President Klaus Iohannis at the Brussels NATO summit on June 14. (source:  

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