Foreign Minister Lazar Comanescu had on Wednesday, on the margins of the NATO foreign ministers meeting in Brussels, a meeting with US Secretary of State John Kerry.
On this occasion, the Romanian chief diplomat reiterated that the relationship with the US remains a pillar of Romania’s foreign policy and security of Romania. He underlined the excellent level of the Romanian-American cooperation in the political-military areas, showing interest in the strengthening of the US presence in Romania, the Romanian Foreign Ministry (MAE) informs in a release.
In turn, Secretary of State John Kerry noted Romania’s quality of responsible and reliable ally, evoking the contributions, alongside the US, in fighting terrorism. He also highlighted Romania’s role in the region as a factor for stability, including in terms of economic development.
Recalling the results of the meeting the Task Force for the implementation of the Joint Declaration on Strategic Partnership between Romania and the US for the 21st Century, recently held in Bucharest, the two officials stressed the importance of developing the economic dimension of the Romanian-US Strategic Partnership.
The two officials have agreed to intensify the bilateral cooperation and dialogue, and the US Secretary of State has accepted the invitation of his Romanian counterpart to pay a visit to Romania next year.
“We agreed to strengthen cooperation and bilateral dialogue, and the U.S. Secretary of State accepted the invitation extended by his Romanian counterpart to visit Romania next year,” reads the release.