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President Iohannis to deliver speech at the UN General Assembly summit in New York on September 27

President Klaus Iohannis on Thursday announced he is going to attend at the end of September the United Nations’ General Assembly and summit in New York. He mentioned that Romania will support the reforming of the Security Council and the allocation of an additional seat of non-permanent member to the East-European Group.

He asserted that Romania will organize a regional summit in Bucharest in November.

“We intend to generate a joint message of the countries with the Eastern border as regards the necessity of the NATO’s strategic compliance to the current security circumstances, by reaffirming the efforts of the participating countries for the strengthening of the Eastern border of the NATO, EU. This reunion will practically precede and we wish it to be a contribution to the preparation of the NATO Summit in Warsaw, in July 2016, which will have to provide strong answers to the security challenges from both the East and the South. Romania will advocate for a balanced approach of the two geographical areas, for the consolidation of the transatlantic relationship and the UE-NATO Partnership, with the identification of joint answers to a series of emerging threats and the continuation of the complementary development of the Security and Joint Defence Policy in relation with the NATO,” Iohannis added.

UNICEF, EC representatives in Romania announce priorities for September UN Summit

President Klaus Iohannis will attend the upcoming UN Summit in New York, where he is to deliver a speech on September 27, UNICEF representative in Romania Sandie Blanchet said on Thursday.

“A large number of heads of state and government will attend the UN Summit in New York. I am glad to learn the President of Romania will be there too. I think it’s very appropriate for Romania to be represented at the highest level. I understand that he is scheduled to speak on September 27,” Sandie Blanchet told a briefing on the UN summit on the adoption of the post-2015 development agenda, organized at the European Commission’s Representation in Romania.

Blanchet said that the agenda to be adopted at the UN Summit is comprehensive and applicable to all states, adding that the priorities of the Romanians are related to a better education, an efficient health system and an accountable government.

In turn, the European Commission’s representative in Romania Angela Filote said that the objectives of the UN Summit envisage a friendly development towards the environment and placing at the center the promotion of EU fundamental values and rights.

“We want to stay a world leader in development. The EU is the largest donor and importer,” said Filote.

Foreign Ministry representative Sorin Tanasescu revealed that the UN summit has 17 economic, social and environmental goals, stating that Romania was part of the group of 30 countries that contributed to achieving these goals.

Tanasescu said that Romania suggested particular attention to the energy sector, youth and the elderly, for small and medium-sized businesses, the rational management of forests, water and waste disposal and green education concept.

The UN summit in New York scheduled for end-September is to decide on the global agenda against poverty for the next 15 years

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