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President of the Federal Republic of Germany, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, welcomed at Victoria Palace



Prime Minister Nicolae –Ionel Ciucă’s meeting with the President of the Federal Republic of Germany, Frank-Walter Steinmeier



Prime Minister Nicolae –Ionel Ciucă welcomed, at the Victoria Palace, the President of the Federal Republic of Germany, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, on the occasion of the latter's state visit to Romania.

The discussions focused on the continued development of bilateral cooperation in the context of the EU and NATO.

The two dignitaries highlighted the privileged, strategic nature of Romanian-German relationships, based on a consistent political dialogue and a solid economic component. These relations are facilitated and enhanced by strong interpersonal ties, especially through the contribution of the growing Romanian community in Germany and that of the ethnic Germans in Romania.

President Steinmeier and Prime Minister Nicolae –Ionel Ciucă also emphasized the importance of maintaining European and Euro-Atlantic unity in ensuring support for Ukraine.

At the same time, the Head of the Romanian Executive appreciated the activity of the over 25,000 companies with German participation in Romania and which make Germany the first investor in the Romanian economy, present in key sectors.

In this context, Prime Minister recalled the potential to strengthen cooperation in areas such as infrastructure, including transport and energy, green energy, hydrogen industry, automotive industry, agriculture and food industry, circular economy, critical raw materials, digitalization, research and innovation, defense industry, electronics, and electrical engineering sector, semiconductors.

Also, Prime Minister Nicolae –Ionel Ciucă appreciated German President Steinmeier's reiteration of Berlin's support for Romania's accession to the Schengen Area.


Background information

The state visit of the Federal President to Romania, between May 24-26, takes place against the background of increased dynamics of Romanian-German political and diplomatic contacts at the highest level.

This will contribute to the consolidation of the special partnership, with strategic valences, built between Romania and Germany. At the same time, it will boost effective cooperation in the most diverse fields of interest for our countries - European and foreign policy, the economic, energy, military, educational fields, work, and social affairs.

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