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August 17, 2022

US Vice President Kamala Harris expected in Romania to discuss Allied close coordination to strengthen NATO’s deterrence and defence posture on the eastern flank

Romania’s President, Klaus Iohannis, will receive the US Vice President, Kamala Harris in Bucharest on Friday. According to the Presidential Administration, Allied measures to strengthen NATO’s deterrence and defence posture on the eastern flank will be discussed, including the prospect of further increasing the US and allied military presence in Romania.

They will also address the coordination of the transatlantic community concerning new sanctions against Russia in response to its invasion of Ukraine. “The presence of Vice President Kamala Harris in Romania reconfirms the solidity of the bilateral Strategic Partnership”, the Romanian Presidency also says.

The   visit will demonstrate the strength and unity of the NATO Alliance and U.S. support for NATO’s eastern flank allies in the face of Russian aggression. It will also highlight our collective efforts to support the people of Ukraine, the White House Deputy Press Secretary Sabrina Singh stated on Vice President Harris’s Travel to Poland and Romania carried out March 9-11.

“During her meetings with the leaders of Poland and Romania, the Vice President will advance our close coordination in response to Russia’s unprovoked and unjustified invasion of Ukraine. They will discuss our continuing support for the people of Ukraine through security, economic, and humanitarian assistance and our determination to impose severe economic consequences on Russia and those complicit in Russia’s invasion. The Vice President’s meetings will also focus on how the United States can further support Ukraine’s neighbors as they welcome and care for refugees fleeing violence,” Singh also stated.

The Bucharest Police recommends drivers to avoid traveling on National Road 1 (DN1) on Friday between 12:00 and 17:00 hrs, in the context of the implementation of a series of measures generated by the visit to Bucharest of the US Vice President, Kamala Harris.

“The authorities involved have in view for the instituted security measures to interfere as little as possible with the population’s daily activities. Thus, for participants in traffic there will be measures to improve the flow of traffic and, in this context, the Bucharest Road Police Brigade requests drivers respect the signals and indications of policemen. Drivers are recommended that on Friday, in the interval between 12:00 and 17:00 hrs, they avoid traveling on National Road 1, in order to prevent the formation of traffic jams,” mentions the Bucharest City Police General Directorate (DGPMB), in a release sent on Thursday to AGERPRES.

The Bucharest Police made an appeal for support from the population for this event.


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