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February 2, 2023

President Iohannis, UK PM May discuss London terror attack over phone

Romania’s President Klaus Iohannis on Thursday had a phone conversation with UK Prime Minister Theresa May over the March 22 London terror attack.

“Romania’s President has condemned in harsh terms yesterday’s terror attack in London, before the Houses of Parliament, the symbol of British democracy, and expressed Romania’s and the Romanian people’s full solidarity with the UK. President Klaus Iohannis also expressed condolences on his behalf and on behalf of Romania to the families of the victims, while wishing speedy recovery to the injured,” the Presidential Administration reported on Thursday in a press statement.

“Also discussed was the condition of the two Romanian citizens injured in yesterday’s attack, the British Prime Minister expressing her heartfelt regrets for their injuries and her hope that their health, particularly the health of the Romanian woman who is still in critical condition, will improve,” the communique adds.

The Romanian President expressed Romania’s full support for the continuation of the fight against terrorism, evoking concern about the growth in the scope and frequency of the terrorist phenomenon, as well as in its degree of unpredictability.

In this context, firmly expressing himself in favour of the intensification of joint efforts of prevention, deterrence and punishment of this condemnable phenomenon, President Klaus Iohannis mentioned the creation of an International Court Against Terrorism, an initiative jointly launched by Romania and Spain.

The Presidency’s communique also mentions that in the spirit of the strategic partnership between the two countries, the Romanian President stressed the need to intensify and render efficient the bilateral cooperation in the security sphere, including on its counter-terrorism dimension.

Likewise, President Klaus Iohannis mentioned he is looking forward to the official visit that His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales will pay to Romania later next week, a visit that will represent an important landmark in the history of bilateral strategic partnership relations.

At the same time, after Wednesday’s attack in London, on Thursday the Romanian President signed a letter of condolences addressed to Her Majesty Queen Elisabeth II.

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