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April 20, 2021

President Iohannis meets representatives of Romanians living in US, appreciates Barack Obama’s mention of Romania-U.S. partnership

President Klaus Iohannis mentioned his brief meeting with U.S. President Barack Obama on Friday, saying, “we have exchanged some remarks, one of which I admit I liked a lot: President Obama thanked me for Romania, for the partnership we have and that he appreciates as excellent, and I admit I was happy about this statement and thanks.”

There are no new details about an official visit of President Obama to Romania, but work continues in this direction, Iohannis added after meeting the Romanian community in Washington, following the Nuclear Security Summit there. He also mentioned meetings during the event with U.S. Vice President Joe Biden and Secretary of State John Kerry.

“It was a proof of the fact that Romania and the United States of America have a very close partnership, an excellent one, with a fine perspective,” Iohannis asserted.

He insisted on attention to all three components of the Romania – U.S. Strategic Partnership, namely politics, military and economy; collaboration is excellent on the first two, and the latter could use the support of Romanians who live America, he said.

“There is room for improvement in the economic field, I think; there’s much room for American investors in Romania, but I admit I’d like to also have Romanian investors in America. You – each in their own way – are such investors,” the President told Romanians in Washington, whom he met together with his wife, Carmen Iohannis.

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