Dmytro Kuleba: Ukraine and Romania are Ready to Become Strategic Partners
24 April 2021 09:48

During his working visit to Romania on 23 April 2021, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba carried out negotiations with his Romanian counterpart, Bogdan Aurescu.

The Heads of Ukrainian and Romanian diplomatic services pointed out the both states readiness for launching of a strategic partnership, both in the view of the current level of the relations between Kyiv and Bucharest, and based on the centuries of friendly coexistence of our peoples in the Central Europe and the Black Sea region. “Ukraine aspires officially to launch a strategic partnership with Romania. It will mean the special relations between our states. We have agreed with Bogdan to make it a reality,” – stated Dmytro Kuleba.

The Minister stressed that the strategic partnership of Ukraine and Romania will make stronger not only both our states, but also will contribute to the security, stability and prosperity in the wider region. The MFA heads discussed the further broadening of economic cooperation, creating new trade opportunities as well as increasing of the human contacts.

The parties agreed to hold consultations as soon as possible between the relevant agencies of Ukraine and Romania in order to remove obstacles for the opening of additional checkpoints on the Ukrainian-Romanian border and the implementation of joint infrastructure projects. The parties agreed to intensify the work of the working group on energy cooperation.

Dmytro Kuleba and Bogdan Aurescu paid special attention to ensuring the rights of the Ukrainian national minority in Romania and the Romanian national minority in Ukraine. The Ministers agreed to work together to guarantee, in a spirit of mutual respect and within the framework of the legislation in force, the preservation of the identity, development and well-being of the Ukrainian community in Romania and the Romanian community in Ukraine.

The Ministers discussed regional security and agreed on the need for consolidated effort by the international community to deoccupy the temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine and restore peace and stability in the region. “Romania is a loyal friend of Ukraine. Our states share a common vision of the security situation in the region”, Dmytro Kuleba summed up. The interlocutors discussed preparations for the Crimea Platform summit to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Ukraine’s independence. Bogdan Aurescu informed about the readiness of the Romanian side to send a military unit of the Romanian Armed Forces to participate in the military parade in the capital of our country.

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