President Klaus Iohannis had a phone talk this Wednesday with his Bulgarian counterpart Rumen Radev, at the latter’s request, with the two discussing mainly the coronavirus epidemiological crisis, the Presidential Administration informs.
The two heads of state exchanged condolences over the deaths registered in Romania and Bulgaria, and also offered each other wishes for a speedy recovery of those infected with SARS-CoV-2.
“The two leaders stressed that Romania and Bulgaria have an excellent bilateral relationship as neighboring countries and EU and NATO partners. In this context, the President of Romania pointed out that a common approach to the management of the pandemic is needed to allow the two countries to cope with its impact on the health and daily life of their citizens,” the cited source said.
The two heads of state also presented the measures taken by the authorities of their countries for identifying and treating the people sick with COVID-19, and discussed ways of cooperation to counteract the spread of the virus.
“The President of Romania welcomed the very good cooperation between the authorities of the two states regarding the repatriation of Romanian and Bulgarian citizens from other countries, as well as for ensuring the transit of freight and citizens who return home. The two leaders also evoked ongoing discussions on reducing the negative impact of coronavirus spread prevention measures on the mobility of the cross-border workforce,” the Presidential Administration said.
President Klaus Iohannis also spoke for a joint and coordinated response at EU level to reduce the spread of the epidemic and ensure all the necessary equipment and medicines, keep the workers’ free movement in the single market, freight transport running smoothly, as well as for the implementation of the most efficient measures for the combat of the economic and social impact of this crisis.