DIPLOMACY

President Iohannis: I have invited President Obama to Romania

Romania’s President Klaus Iohannis and his wife, Carmen Iohannis, on Monday evening attended a reception extended by President of the United States Barack Obama to national leaders participating in a UN Summit in New York.

The head of state posted on his Facebook page on Tuesday a picture of him, his wife, Michelle and Barack Obama, taken at the reception that took place on Monday evening in New York.
Klaus Iohannis on Tuesday said he invited his US counterpart Barack Obama to pay a visit to Romania.
Asked if he discussed with Obama and when he intends to go to the White House, Iohannis said he invited the US head of state to pay a visit to Romania.

“It was a brief and warm meeting. We exchanged some words and took a picture together. It was very good. (…) I have invited him to Romania and preparations started to this end. Our diplomats are working on bilateral visits and we will inform you as soon as we find out,” said Iohannis.

He was also asked whether or not he got a reply to his invitation to Obama.

“The answers are always in the positive; we are polite,” concluded Iohannis.

President Klaus Iohannis on Monday met US Vice President Joe Biden at the White House.

The head of state has been in the US since Wednesday on an official visit to attend the UN Summit.

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