Several hours after President Iohannis asked for Romanian PM Dancila’s resignation over visit to Israel, Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu announced in a Facebook post the topics of discussion he had with the Romanian premier few days ago. Netanyahu said the Romanian and Israeli governments will have a joint meeting in Bucharest in the coming months, also voicing hope Romania will relocate its embassy to Jerusalem as soon as possible.
“Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met this week with the Romanian Prime Minister, the Romanian Foreign Minister and the President of the Chamber of Deputies of Romania. These meetings reflected the special relationship between the nations over many years. The Prime Minister thanked his guests for their friendship and for their visit during the celebrations marking the 70th anniversary of Israel’s independence.
In these meetings, the Prime Minister discussed with his guests different ways to further strengthen the relations between the two countries, and they agreed to hold a government-to-government meeting in Bucharest in the coming months. Israeli businessmen and investors will also participate in this meeting to deepen the ties between Israel and Romania in trade, technology, investment, cyber and health.
The Prime Minister emphasized that Jerusalem has been the eternal capital of the Jewish people for 3,000 years. It is home to the Knesset, the President of the State, the Government of Israel and the Supreme Court, and it is only natural for foreign embassies in Israel to be located here as well. The Prime Minister noted the great importance of President Trump’s historic decision to move the US Embassy to Jerusalem in the coming days. The Prime Minister expressed his hope that there is widespread support in Romania for a similar step and that Romania will move its embassy to Jerusalem as soon as possible, giving further expression to the historic friendship between the two countries,” reads the Israeli premier’s message.