President Iohannis meets US President Trump during traditional reception

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Romanian President Klaus Iohannis has met US President Donald Trump during the traditional reception in the honour of the heads of delegations taking part to the UN General Assembly. The picture is posted on the Facebook page of the head of state.

President Iohannis was accompanied by his wife Carmen Iohannis and US President Donald Trump was accompanied by the First Lady Melania Trump.

President Iohannis is in New York since Sunday to attend the UN General Assembly session.

Iohannis addresses UN General Assembly on terrorism issues

Addressing the 72nd Regular Session of the UN General Assembly on Wednesday, President Klaus Iohannis said Romania remains committed to the common initiative developed with Spain for the future possible establishment of an International Court against Terrorism.

“Terrorist attacks deepen the sense of insecurity. Even if there are some perceptions that the United Nations did not manage well the multitude and complexity of the new crises, it is clear that no other path serves us better than multilateralism in finding viable solutions for the current global changes. More than ever, a rule-based international system — the International Rule of Law — is paramount for our success. The UN has to be equipped with the essential tools to perform as an efficient organization that reflects the will of its Members and enjoys the trust of all the people of the globe. At the same time, we, the Member States, need to increase our commitment towards the Organization,” President Iohannis said.

Iohannis went on to say that Romania also welcomes the reform of the United Nations counter-terrorism architecture and the UN demarches of making counter-terrorism a key element of its prevention agenda.

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, invited to Romania

According to a Presidential Administration release, at the meeting with Antonio Guterres, the head of state highlighted Romania’s involvement in supporting the process initiated by the UN Secretary General on making the organisation more efficient.

“President Klaus Iohannis reconfirmed Romania’s commitment to support the UN peace-keeping missions. Romania’s President also presented the arguments for Romania’s candidacy for a new mandate in the UN Security Council. The head of state addressed the UN Secretary General the invitation of paying a visit to Romania, which the UN high-official received with openness and delight and remembered the previous visits to Romania,” the release reads.


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