“The U.S. Government congratulates President-elect Klaus Iohannis on his election as President, as well as the people of Romania, who turned out to vote in large numbers both at home and abroad in an exemplary demonstration of civicparticipation,” the U.S. Embassy in Bucharest informs in a press release. “Romania is an important strategic partner of the United States, and we look forward to continued close cooperation with Romania and its new President. Relations between our countries will remain strong based on our shared values and goals,” the release shows also.
The release was issued days after Rose Gottemoeller, the US Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security stated in an interview for Gandul, occasioned by her visit to Bucharest, that “the democracy is alive and healthy in Romania”, and that “this thing is pretty obvious”. Afterwards, added Mrs. Gottemoeller, “we are looking forward to work with the newly elected president Iohannis and his Government; we are truly interested in continuing to strengthen the bilateral relation in all fields and, therefore, we are waiting to create bonds to him as fast as possible, to start working on developing our bilateral relations in many fields, especially some new fields the new president might have among his priorities”. “It will be a healthy relationship, we think, and we are looking forward to meet him and work with him”, Ms. Rose Gottemoeller declared for Gandul.
Also visiting Bucharest was Frank Rose, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Space and Defense Policy with the U.S. Department of State and the leading negotiator of the Romanian – American agreement regarding the ballistic missile defence system at the military base in Devesel , who stated for Gandul too: “The US continues to see Romania as key strategic partner, and we do not expect any change in the relations of USA and Romania. We see support for this strategic relation in all parties and I know there was an almost unanimous support for the agreement regarding the ballistic missile defence system, in 2011”. We are looking forward to work with the elected president and with Romania’s new Government”, Frank Rose told Gandul.