Romania and Poland, "pillars of NATO in this part of Europe"
Articol de Oana Bâlă, 29 Martie 2023, 03:06
Romania and Poland will unequivocally maintain their support for Ukraine, as long as necessary, President Klaus Iohannis and Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki reaffirmed in Bucharest.
In the joint press statements, after the discussions in Cotroceni, the two officials emphasized that their countries are the pillars of the North Atlantic Treaty in this part of Europe.
President Klaus Iohannis noted the very high level of cooperation with Poland in the field of security, both from the perspective of bilateral relations and at allied level.
The head of state specified that the Romanian-Polish defense line ties must be doubled by robust economic cooperation.
Klaus Iohannis: Poland is a close and long-standing friend, a key strategic partner and a reliable ally of Romania. We are bound by strong common strategic and security interests, reinforced by the current highly tense regional security context. We aim for our close security and defense ties to be doubled by robust and fruitful economic cooperation.
For his part, Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki stated that Romania and Poland want to strengthen military cooperation, in the context in which both countries, along with Lithuania, are close allies of the United States of America.
Mateusz Morawiecki: Poland and Romania are also the USA's closest allies. We are the pillars of the North Atlantic Pact in this part of Europe. We want to strengthen this pact in a real way and this is done by strengthening military cooperation because the modernization of the army, joint exercises, are happening now and are a sign of the deepened cooperation between Romania and Poland.
The discussions at the Cotroceni Palace also concerned the war in Ukraine. Romania and Poland unequivocally maintaining their support for this country, as long as it will be necessary.
Translated by: Radu Matei