Prime Minister Viorica Dancila on Monday expressed the firm commitment of the entire Executive and her own for the further expansion and deepening of the Romania-US cooperation during the meeting with US Ambassador Hans Klemm.
“Prime Minister Viorica Dancila received the US Ambassador in Bucharest, Hans Klemm on Monday. At the meeting, the Romanian Prime Minister and the US Ambassador took note that the positive dynamics of the bilateral Strategic Partnership was maintained and deepened, while emphasizing the importance of the bilateral dialogue especially in the context of the recent talks between the Romanian Prime Minister and the Vice President of the United States. Prime Minister Viorica Dancila expressed the firm commitment of the entire Executive and her own to further expand and deepen Romania-US cooperation. The high Romanian dignitary reiterated the firm support by our country for a robust transatlantic relationship as an essential prerequisite for ensuring security and prosperity. In this context, she stressed the opportunity represented by Romania’s presidency of the Council of the European Union to promote a positive agenda in the transatlantic relationship, based on dialogue and consensus,” the Government informed in a statement issued for AGERPRES.
According to the quoted source, the two sides underscored the importance of Romania-US cooperation in the security area, with a regional dimension, and Prime Minister Viorica Dancila highlighted Romania’s contribution to the allied effort of balancing defense spending by maintaining a high level of budget allocations to this end for 2019 and the continuation of the program of endowment of the Romanian Armed Forces.
“Ambassador Hans Klemm appreciated the actions carried out under the aegis of the Romanian Presidency of the Council of the European Union aimed at combating anti-Semitism and preserving Holocaust memory, thanking Prime Minister Viorica Dancila for the event held in Brussels (7 February, 2019) and for the preparation of the conference in Bucharest, this week,” the press release said.