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President Iohannis’s bilateral meetings on the sidelines of the 74th session of the UN General Assembly

Iohannis –Dodon meeting: European path, the only option that brings security to citizens


President Klaus Iohannis had a brief meeting with his counterpart from Chisinau, Igor Dodon, on the sidelines of the 74th session of the General Assembly of the United Nations, where the former stressed that the European path of the Republic of Moldova is the only option that can bring prosperity to its citizens.

“President Klaus Iohannis underlined at the meeting that, from Romania’s perspective, the Republic of Moldova’s European path, which Bucharest firmly supports, is the only option that can bring prosperity to its citizens. At the same time, the Romanian president emphasized the importance of maintaining and developing the bilateral Strategic Partnership for the European Integration of the Republic of Moldova, as a special, strategic relationship that must always have substance,” the Presidential Administration informed in a press release.

“President Klaus Iohannis emphasized that from Romania’s perspective, which supports the resolution of the Transnistrian conflict while complying with the internationally recognized borders of the Republic of Moldova, it is important to avoid any solution that involves the federalization of the Republic of Moldova or another formula, which would affect its pro-European vector,” the press release indicates.


Education Law adopted by Ukraine, on the agenda of talks with President Zelensky


President Klaus Iohannis had, on Wednesday, a bilateral meeting with his Ukrainian counterpart, Volodymyr Zelensky, on the sidelines of the high level segment of the 74th session of the UN General Assembly, context in which he emphasized the need for an appropriate remedy to the problems caused by the Education Law adopted by Ukraine, which affected the rights of the members of the Romanian minority, the Presidential Administration informs, in a release issued on Thursday.

According to the Presidential Administration, Klaus Iohannis expressed openness for advancing cooperation between Romania and Ukraine, including through the involvement of the two Presidents, emphasizing the need to rapidly identify solutions to problems that dally on the bilateral agenda.

In this sense, President Iohannis evidenced that there is need for an appropriate remedy, through the finding of clear, functional solutions, to the problems provoked by the Education Law adopted by Ukraine in September 2017 – which affected the rights of persons belonging to the Romanian minority in what regards ensuring education in their mother tongue – so that the level and quality of education in Romanian not be diminished.

President Klaus Iohannis evoked in this context the significant efforts that the Romanian state is conducting to ensure the best condition for persons belonging to national minorities in Romania, including the Ukrainian minority, which determined the Romanian model in this domain be appreciated at an international and European level, the Presidency’s release shows.

According to the quoted source, the head of state reiterated the constant support of Romania for the European path of Ukraine, as well as for the territorial integrity and sovereignty of this country.


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