Readout of President Biden’s Meeting with President Iohannis of Romania

President Biden welcomed Romanian President Klaus Iohannis to the White House today to celebrate Romania’s 20th anniversary as a member of the NATO Alliance. President Biden thanked Romania for graciously hosting U.S. servicemembers and for its commitment to security in NATO’s Eastern Flank, including in the Black Sea region. President Biden applauded Romania’s defense investments, which have consistently exceeded its NATO pledge to spend at least 2 percent of its GDP on defense. The leaders reaffirmed their steadfast support for Ukraine as it defends itself against Russia’s senseless aggression, and President Biden expressed his appreciation for Romania’s support to Ukrainian refugees and efforts to move Ukrainian grain to market.

Both leaders agreed that bilateral cooperation on energy security is critical. They noted this is one of many areas of our growing economic and commercial relationship.


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