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First Lady of the United States celebrates Mother’s Day in Bucharest with Ukrainian mothers and children

The First Lady of the United States, Jill Biden, on Saturday met with President Klaus Iohannis and his wife  Carmen,  on which occasion she expressed  her gratitude for the generosity and support of the Romanian people in helping Ukrainian refugees.

After this meeting, Jill Biden and Carmen Iohannis,  went  to visit the “Uruguay” Secondary School in district 1 of the Capital City, which hosts Ukrainian refugee pupils.

The meeting was also attended by the Minister of Education, Sorin Cimpeanu, the US interim charge d’affairs in Romania, David Muniz, the Deputy Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs, Karen Donfried, the former US Ambassador to Bucharest (2009 – 2012), Mark Gitenstein, who is currently the US Ambassador to the European Union, and his wife Elizabeth Gitenstein, Presidential Adviser Ligia Deca.

Jill Biden and Carmen Iohannis visit two classrooms. In the first there are preschoolers and primary school students doing various activities, such as paper hands or a “friendship tree” in the colours of the Ukrainian flag.

The other class is with older children, who do friendly puzzles. The pupil groups are coordinated by a Romanian and a Ukrainian teacher.

Jill Biden and Carmen Iohannis will speak with Ukrainian mothers and teachers: Svitlana Salamatova – teacher, Anastasia Konovalova – teacher, Anna Sushko – teacher and mother, Svitlana Gollyak – mother.

The First Lady of the US arrived in Romania on Friday. She went to the Mihail Kogalniceanu Air Base, where she met with the US and NATO troops.

Jill Biden’s visit to Romania is part of a four-day trip to our country and Slovakia to emphasize the United States’ commitment to Ukrainian refugees.

The wife of the US president wrote on Twitter that the purpose of her trip to the two states was to “spend Mother’s Day with Ukrainian mothers and children who were forced to leave their homes because of the Putin’s war.”

“I will also visit the US troops and express my gratitude for their efforts to help our neighbouring countries and humanitarian workers,” added Jill Biden.

 

Via Agerpres

 

 

 

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