Romanian President Klaus Iohannis has met the French counterpart Emmanuel Macron on Friday, in Brussels, on the sidelines of the European Council.
President Iohannis said, after the meeting, he always tells his partners Romania is a stable country, although the Grindeanu cabinet was toppled by a no-confidence vote on Wednesday.
“I assure everyone I meet that Romania is stable, work is ongoing to establish a new government,” the head of state said, hotnews.ro informs. “There’s no problem in changing the government,” Iohannis added.
In regard to the bilateral meeting with the French head of state, President Iohannis said: “I had a first meeting with President Macron. We have approached, in a short timeframe, many important topics for us, bilateral cooperation and European formats. We have discussed about cooperation on Schengen, for example. We have discussed about the cooperation envisaged for the cultural season. We have long discussed about detaching the workers,” Iohannis said.
The Romanian head of state added that it was decided the two parties will work together in European formats. “I suggested, among other issues, that the eurozone budget, proposed by President Macron, to be open also for others, for us for example, although we are not members of the eurozone, but we have this target and we are interested in cooperating in due time on the project. A very good meeting,” Iohannis said.
On the other hand, President Iohannis invited Emmanuel Macron to pay a visit to Romania and the French president accepted the invitation. The date of the visit hasn’t been yet set.
The Grindeanu cabinet was dismissed on Wednesday following a no-confidence vote filed by the PSD-ALDE governing coalition.