Klaus Iohannis starts official visit to France

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President Klaus Iohannis is paying an official visit to France on Monday and Tuesday. Tonight, the head of state is expected to meet the representatives of the Romanian community in France at the Romanian Embassy in Paris.

In the second day of the visit, Klaus Iohannis will meet his French counterpart, Emmanuel Macron.

Also on Tuesday, the Romanian president will attend a concert dedicated to the commemoration of the heroes of the WWI, an event that will also occasion the launching of the joint postmark with General Berthelot effigy, amid celebration of the Centennial of Great Union in Romania.

The Romania and French presidents will also the launching event of Romania-France Season at „Georges Pompidou” National Centre of Arts and Culture, with a visiting tour of the exhibitions of Romanian artists Ciprian Mureşan, Şerban Savu and Adrian Ghenie.

Iohannis and Macron will hold tete-a-tete talks at the Elysee Palace, tackling the special bilateral relation, the deepening of the Strategic Partnership, enhancing the economic cooperation and the role of the Romanian community in France.

An exchange of view will also take place on the current topics of the EU’s agenda, including the ones referring to the upcoming Presidency of the EU Council to be held by Romania as of January 1, 2019.

President Iohannis will attend a dinner offered by his French counterpart in his honour, but also the signing ceremony of the updated Statement of the Romania-France Strategic Partnership.

Initially, the Presidential Administration announced that President Iohannis will pay a visit to France on Tuesday and Wednesday. However, the visit has been brought forward so that the Romanian head of state should be able to attend the solemn session of the Romanian Parliament dedicated to the Great Union Centennial.

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