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May 9, 2021

ForMin Melescanu, British counterpart Johnson discuss Romanians in UK

Foreign Minister Teodor Melescanu discussed on Monday with his British counterpart Boris Johnson on the sidelines of the Foreign Affairs Council meeting in Luxembourg the situation of Romanians in the UK.

According to a release of the Foreign Affairs Ministry, Teodor Melescanu attended on Monday the FAC meeting in Luxembourg.

“On the sidelines of the meeting, the Romanian Minister of Foreign Affairs had a bilateral meeting with his British counterpart, with whom he discussed aspects related to the two states’ strategic partnership, including the situation of Romanian citizens in the UK. British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson expressed appreciation for the contribution of the Romanian community to the development of the British society and assured that the rights of the Romanian citizens will be safeguarded. He also voiced sympathy for the two Romanians wounded in the recent terror attack in London,” the release reads.

According to the source, talks at the FAC meeting focused on the situation in the Middle East and North Africa: Syria, Yemen and Libya.

“The debate on the Syrian file envisaged, in the context of the latest developments, the ways whereby the EU can support efforts to solve the crisis. In his intervention Foreign Minister Teodor Melescanu reiterated Romania’s support for the political settlement of the conflict, the only viable option for maintaining the unity, sovereignty, territorial integrity and independence of the Syrian state,” reads the release.

Melescanu expressed support for the efforts of the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy / Vice President of the European Commission Federica Mogherini with the key regional and international actors in support of a political solution.

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