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Senate’s Foreign Policy Committee meets Ambassador Klemm to discuss importance of strategic relations

The importance of the strategic relations between Romania and the United States in the regional and international context was one of the main topics of discussion during the Tuesday meeting of the Senate’s Foreign Policy Committee with US Ambassador to Romania Hans G. Klemm.

According to a statement by the Senate sent to Agerpres, the meeting was attended by the chair of the Foreign Policy Committee Petru Filip, deputy chair Gabriel Mutu and senators Titus Corlatean, Serban Valeca, Daniel Cristian Florian, Eugen Durbaca and Viorel-Riceard Badea, Committee members.

During the meeting, the participants discussed the importance of the strategic relations between Romania and the US, reviewing the particularly complex regional and international context, both from the point of view of security at the Black Sea and from the perspective of the pressure felt in Europe in connection to the refugee crisis and the spread of the threat of terrorism worldwide.

The Romanian side showed that the country remains open to extending Romanian-US cooperation in the economic field and highlighted the special attention Romania attaches to Moldova as well as the need to continue providing support to the democratic course of Moldova and Ukraine given that the Eastern Partnership is experiencing a very difficult time, the statement shows.

In his turn, Ambassador Hans Klemm presented the objectives and priorities set at the beginning of his mandate aimed at supporting bilateral relations between the two countries and cooperation within NATO, including increasing interactions with Romanian MPs and stimulating the contact and visits between US Congress members and Romanian MPs, strengthening friendship and intensifying cooperation between allies, developing cooperation in the fields of economy, education, science and research and promoting democracy and prosperity.

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