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January 31, 2023

President Iohannis pays official visit to Germany

President Klaus Iohannis pays an official visit to Germany, where he is to meet his counterpart, Joachim Gauck, and German Chancellor Angela Merkel, the Presidential Administration informs.

The head of state will be received on Thursday at the Bellevue Palace in Berlin during an official ceremony. He is to hold tete-a-tete conversations with the President of the Federal Republic of Germany, Joachim Gauck, and will attend a working dinner with him.

At the Federal Chancellery, President Iohannis will conduct tete-a-tete and official talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, to be followed by a joint press statement from the two officials.

On the same day, the head of state will hold talks at the Bundestag headquarters with the President of the Bundestag, Norbert Lammert, while at the Reichstag, he will participate in a meeting with the leadership of the German-Romanian Forum.

Furthermore, President Iohannis will participate in a meeting with representatives of the Romanian community in Germany at the Romanian Embassy in Berlin.


“We count on Germany’s support for Romania’s real and deep integration within the European core”


Romania’s head of state made a brief statement at the airport on Wednesday evening, following his official two-day visit in Moldova. The Head of State announced on this occasion his visit to Germany today, a visit during which he will meet German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

“The visit will start with a meeting with President Gauck, followed by a meeting with Chancellor Merkel,” Iohannis announced, adding that in the afternoon he will meet the Chairman of the Bundestag and he will close the day with a meeting with the Romanian diaspora.

“We count on Germany’s support for Romania’s real and deep integration within the European core,” Iohannis added, pointing out that we have a lot of common points with Germany. “We will tackle the outlook of Romania’s Schengen accession. (…) We will discuss security developments on our continent and the situation in Ukraine. The Republic of Moldova’s situation is of special interest for us,” the Head of State said.


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