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Romanian officials hail the announcements made by the US and French Presidents following growing concerns over situation at Ukraine’s borders

Amid growing concerns over the situation at Ukraine’s borders, officials in Bucharest welcome Wednesday’s announcements by US Presidents Joe Biden and France’s Emanuel Macron.

US President Joe Biden announced at a news conference on Wednesday that the US military presence in Poland and Romania will be increased.

“(…) we’re going to actually increase troop presence in Poland, in Romania, et cetera, if in fact he moves because we have a sacred obligation in Article 5 to defend those countries. They are part of NATO. We don’t have that obligation relative to Ukraine, although we have great concern about what happens in Ukraine,” said Biden.

French President Emmanuel Macron announced on Wednesday that France is ready to contribute with NATO troops in Romania.

 

President Iohannis: The Romania-France strategic partnership will be strengthened on the eastern flank of the Black Sea region

 

President Klaus Iohannis welcomes the announcement made by his French counterpart, Emmanuel Macron, regarding the fact that France is ready to contribute with NATO troops on the Romanian territory.

“I warmly welcome President Emmanuel Macron’s announcement of France’s readiness to participate in NATO’s strengthened military presence in Romania. The Romania-France strategic partnership will be strengthened on the eastern flank of the Black Sea region,” Iohannis wrote on Twitter, on Thursday.

 

RO-US Strategic Partnership and NATO solidarity are very strong

 

President Klaus Iohannis welcomes the announcement made by his American counterpart, Joe Biden, regarding the increase of the American military presence in Romania, on the eastern flank of NATO, “if the security situation deteriorates.”

“I welcome the explicit announcement of President Joe Biden to increase the US military presence in Romania, on the Eastern Flank, if the security situation deteriorates further. RO-US Strategic Partnership and NATO solidarity are very strong,” Iohannis wrote on Twitter, on Thursday.

PM Ciuca: US commitment to strengthening the American presence in Romania is real proof of a strong strategic partnership

 

The US commitment to strengthening the American presence in Romania is real proof of a strong strategic partnership, Prime Minister Nicolae Ciuca said on Thursday after the announcement by US President Joe Biden that the US will actually increase troop presence in Romania.

“The US commitment to strengthening the American presence in Romania is real proof of a strong strategic partnership! The explicit announcement by President Joe Biden is really welcome to Romanians,” Prime Minister Nicolae Ciuca said in a message on the Romanian government’s Twitter page.

 

President Macron’s announcement, a proof of fraternity in the context of our strategic partnership

 

Prime Minister Nicolae Ciuca “warmly” welcomes the announcement made by the President of France, Emmanuel Macron, regarding the readiness of this country to contribute with NATO troops on the Romanian territory and appreciates that this represents a proof of fraternity in the context of the strategic partnership existing between the two states.

“The President of France, Emmanuel Macron, announces his country’s readiness to strengthen NATO’s eastern flank in Romania. I warmly welcome this proof of fraternity in the context of our strategic partnership,” Ciuca wrote on Thursday on the Government’s Twitter page.

 

MEP Ciolos: A new guarantee for Romania

 

National leader of the Save Romania Union (USR) MEP Dacian Ciolos has welcomed a recent statement by France’s President Emmanuel Macron that France is ready to contribute NATO troops to Romania.

“I am hailing the decision of President Emmanuel Macron, who has announced that France is ready to contribute NATO troops to Romania. The announcement was made in front of military leaders at a command headquarters near Strasbourg, according to our colleague in the Renew Europe group Nathalie Loiseau, who attended the event,” Ciolos wrote on Facebook on Wednesday evening.

He says the decision is welcome and “a new guarantee” for Romania.

“Since 2016, we have been discussing the presence of French troops in Romania under the NATO flag and, because the context is extremely tense at the border with Ukraine, today’s decision is a welcome one and a new guarantee for our country,’ Ciolos wrote.

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