Klaus Iohannis, After a Week in Africa: This Tour Put Romania Back on the African Radar


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President Klaus Iohannis, currently in Senegal on Tuesday, the last country of the tour that began on November 14 and will conclude on Friday, asserts that through his visits to four African countries, he has “put Romania on the African radar.” When asked about costs, the head of state responded without providing details: “Certainly, this comes with some expenses.”

President Klaus Iohannis concludes his tour of African states with an official visit to Senegal. On Tuesday and Wednesday, he is set to have a relaxed schedule, which includes a visit to an island listed as a UNESCO heritage site. On Thursday, he will be received by the President of the Republic of Senegal, Macky Sall, at the Presidential Palace. He will attend the inauguration of the United Nations House in Senegal and visit the Museum of Black Civilizations in Dakar. The schedule for Thursday concludes in the evening.

Amid criticism about the opportunity of his visit to Africa, Iohannis said the tour was needed, claiming that “Romania has a new strategy for Africa”, and he went on this tour “in order to add weight”.

The fact that we came to Africa indicates a new approach by Romania toward the African continent. We have a new strategy for Africa, and, to give it weight, we planned this tour in Africa. And even though it has not concluded yet, we are on the third state visit here in Cape Verde. I can already conclude, and, if I may be very focused, through this tour, we have put Romania back on the African radar.

I believe Romanians appreciate it because many are aware of the relationships we have had, and I think many realize the enormous potential represented by a strong relationship between Romania and African states, between the European Union and Africa,” stated Klaus Iohannis, as reported by Libertatea.

Regarding costs of this tour, when asked, Iohannis replied: “Of course, it comes with some expenses, and I will instruct the press office to provide you with information in accordance with the law.”

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1 Comment
  1. Panagiotis Spyridis says

    It is good but besides Sub-Saharan Africa and Japan, were else has his highness been?

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