President Iohannis stresses the solidity and consistency of the Strategic Partnership between Romania and France in letter to President Macron on Bastille Day
President Klaus Iohannis extended congratulations and wishes of prosperity to the French people in a letter sent on Thursday to his French counterpart, Emmanuel Macron, on the occasion of Bastille Day.
According to the Presidential Administration, President Iohannis stressed in his message “the solidity and consistency of the Strategic Partnership between Romania and France, built on common values and excellent cooperation, both bilaterally and within the European Union and international fora.”
These privileged relations, the head of state mentioned, are reconfirmed by the recent visit to our country of the President of the French Republic and the dense and particularly constructive discussions held on this occasion. In this context, President Iohannis voiced his full readiness to act for the further deepening of relations between Romania and France, as well as for promoting a strong European project, based on unity and solidarity.
The head of the state also evoked “the remarkable intensification of the Romanian-French cooperation on security, against the background of the crisis generated by the aggression of the Russian Federation against Ukraine”.
At the same time, President Iohannis thanked France for its significant support in the context of NATO measures to strengthen security on the Eastern Flank, and especially in Romania, including in view of the historic decisions taken at the Madrid Summit and the announcement on increasing the French military presence in Romania.
The head of the state congratulated his French counterpart on the particularly intense efforts made by France this year, as President of the Council of the EU, to advance the European agenda in an extremely complex period for the Union.
“The active steps of the French Presidency of the Council of the EU towards facilitating a coherent and unified response of the Union to the current challenges, as well as the parallel advancement of the previously set strategic goals, require full appreciation and recognition,” said President Klaus Iohannis.
PM Ciuca: Bilateral relationship between Romania and France is at a three-decade high
The bilateral relationship between Romania and France is at a three-decade high, ever since our countries share the same values and principles, Prime Minister Nicolae Ciuca said on Thursday, on the occasion of Bastille Day.
“July 14 has a special resonance for French citizens and for all free and democratic nations, which remain attached to the principles of Freedom, Equality and Fraternity. For Romania, the significance is all the stronger. The solid alliance that binds our countries is based on a friendship that has been lasting for centuries, stemming from France’s role and that of the French in the formation of the Romanian state, but also from the contribution in arts, sciences, economy of Romanians who chose France to be their second homeland. Today, our bilateral relationship is at a three-decade high, ever since our countries share the same values and principles. The Strategic Partnership, the outstanding performance of the French Presidency of the Council of the EU, the economic component are arguments to strengthen even more our friendship and collaboration,” Nicolae Ciuca wrote on Thursday in a post on the Government’s Facebook page.
The Prime Minister ended his message with a long-standing wish for the French on National Day and for the endurance of the strategic friendship between the two countries.
“Bonne Fęte Nationale! Long live our strategic friendship and our Europe of solidarity and cohesion!”, Prime Minister Ciuca transmitted.
PSD’s Ciolacu: Bastille Day, celebration of French people and those that cherish freedom, equality and fraternity
Bastille Day is a celebration of the French people, but also of those who cherish freedom, equality and fraternity, said Marcel Ciolacu, the Speaker of the Chamber of Deputies and chairman of the Social Democratic Party (PSD).
“Vive la France! Bonne fete nationale! Bastille Day is a celebration of the French people, but also of all those that cherish freedom, equality and fraternity. The spirit of the French people is built on these fundamental values, which were adopted by the other democratic nations as well,” Ciolacu wrote on his Facebook page.
He highlights that the relationship between Romania and France has a historical, cultural connection of deep friendship, consolidated through the Franco-Romanian Strategic Partnership that will be carried on.
French Embassy in Bucharest to mark National Day through a reception
The French Embassy in Bucharest will mark the event through a reception, which is to be attended by Romania’s Prime Minister Nicolae Ciuca and by Chrysoula Zacharopoulou, state secretary for development, Francophonie, and International Partnerships with the French Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs.
Photo: Facebook/Ambassade de France en Roumanie