The U.S. reaffirm strategic partnership with Romania

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The United States of America reaffirmed the tight relation with Romania, based on such principles as freedom and democracy, while voicing intention to enhance the strategic partnership and considering Bucharest a loyal ally within NATO, reads the Resolution adopted by the House of Representatives on December 11 on the occasion of Romania’s Centennial. The document also evokes the remarkable courage of those who made the Great Union possible and also reminds the contribution of the generations of Romanians who emigrated to America.

Whereas the United States and Romania were allies in World War I, guided by the shared ideals of freedom, sovereignty, democracy, civil liberties, and individual rights;

Whereas in 1918, the United States gave its full support to Romania’s aspirations of freedom and unity, on the basis of President Woodrow Wilson’s Fourteen Points, presented in a joint session of the United States Congress on January 8, 1918;

Whereas, on December 1, 1918, the Grand National Assembly of Alba Iulia unanimously approved a resolution calling for the union of Transylvania and Romania, also referred to as the Great Union of all Romanians;

Whereas the United States historical support for Romania’s democratic aspirations of national unity has fostered a strong bond of friendship between the two nations, cemented by a close relation of strategic partnership;

Whereas over more than a century, many generations of Romanian Americans brought their contribution to the history and the development of the United States, making their rich cultural heritage an integral part of the fabric of American society;

Whereas 100 years after the Great Union of 1918, Romania stands together with the United States, as a strategic partner and NATO ally, which has faithfully contributed to building and defending a Europe whole, free, and at peace, and has demonstrated its commitment to sharing the burden of our collective transatlantic security; and

Whereas the centennial anniversary of Romanian unification represents a historical milestone to be lauded and celebrated

the House of Representatives celebrates the 100th anniversary of Romania’s Great Union of 1918 and values the opportunity to remember the courageous and remarkable individuals that made it possible; honors the resolve and sacrifice of all Romanians, who valiantly fought for the fulfillment of their democratic aspirations of freedom and unity; reaffirms the close bonds between the United States and Romania, based on their common commitment to the principles of freedom and democracy; and reaffirms the desire of the House to continue strengthening the strategic partnership between the United States and Romania and to inspire future generations to cherish, preserve, and develop the historic friendship between our two nations.”

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