Russia on Thursday voiced its hope that, after the election of the new president of Romania, Klaus Iohannis, the two states will register “a major change” in their relations, after the pause caused by “Bucharest’s critics to Moscow’s policy” regarding the Ukrainian conflict, but also other international issues, informs TASS Russia News Agency quoted by Agerpres.
“We hope that a major change will be reached and that we will overcome the pause caused by the attitude the Romanian authorities had, criticising Russia’s position not only in the context of the Ukrainian crisis, but also of other international problems,” said the Russian Foreign Affairs Ministry’s Spokesperson, Aleksandr Lukasevici.
The Russian diplomat underscored that the new president of Romania, Klaus Iohannis, obtained over 54 per cent of the votes, which, he added, proved he enjoys a big enough support from the electors. “We respect this choice and we hope very much that the new president and the new members of the government will promote a policy meant to ensure the continuation of the development of our bilateral cooperation in a series of areas,” Aleksandr Lukasevici also said.
He added that Russia “is always open for honest talks and for collaboration with the neighbouring countries, if it is built on principles of mutual respect and non-interference in domestic affairs.”