President Trump welcomed President Klaus Iohannis of Romania to the White House to reaffirm and celebrate the strong strategic partnership between our two countries.
"Romania is celebrating 30 years of freedom and democracy in 2019 and continues to make great progress in overcoming the legacy of communism. The United States and Romania have growing security, energy, civil nuclear, and cyber relationships that benefit both of our countries. Our two countries will continue to work together to meet common security challenges and enhance our economic and energy partnership even further," the message reads.
It was noted that Romania was an invaluable NATO ally and supports United States and international security efforts in the region and globally.
"Marking 15 years since joining the Alliance, Romania has proven to be a strong NATO ally and is meeting its commitment to dedicate at least 2 percent of its GDP to defense spending. Romania provided one of the largest troop contributions to NATO’s mission in Afghanistan and supports missions in Kosovo, Bosnia, and the Defeat-ISIS Coalition. Our militaries are working together to strengthen deterrence on NATO’s Eastern Flank," the message says.
It was also stated that the United States would continue working with Romania to support energy security in Europe.
"Romania opposed Nord Stream II and other pipeline projects that increase Europe’s dependence on Russia. The United States and Romania are strong supporters of the Three Seas Initiative, which is important to increasing energy market access and security.