President Iohannis to meet Donald Trump at the White House on August 20

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President Klaus Iohannis will pay a visit to Washington DC on August 19-20, at the invitation of his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump, the Romanian Presidential Administration announced Tuesday evening.

The White House had also announced the Iohannis-Trump meeting on August 20.

“President Klaus Iohannis and President Donald Trump will talk about strengthening and further developing the strong and dynamic strategic partnership between Romania and the United States of America, at all levels, including in terms of business and security. Romania’s President will highlight the fact that Romania will continue to be a strong strategic partner and a responsible and reliable ally of the United States of America, as one of the main priorities of Romania’s foreign policy is to enhance the transatlantic relationship and the security of the Euro-Atlantic area,” reads the Presidential Administration’s press release.

“President Donald J. Trump will welcome President Klaus Iohannis of Romania to the White House on August 20, 2019. The two leaders will discuss how best to meet the many shared security challenges facing the United States and Romania and ways to advance fair and reciprocal trade and energy partnerships. The visit will occur as Romanians mark the 30th year since the fall of communism and the 15th year of Romania’s membership in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. The President looks forward to celebrating these important anniversaries with President Iohannis,” says a White House press release.

The visit takes place in the light of Romania’s marking the 30th year since the fall of communism and the 15th year of Romania’s membership in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).

It will be the second meeting of Klaus Iohannis and Donald Trump at the White House, after the previous one in June 2017.

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