January 9, 2020

Iohannis: Romania's interests not affected by aggravation of security situation in Middle East
Jan 9, 2020

Iohannis: Romania's interests not affected by aggravation of security situation in Middle East.

Romania's interests were not affected by the aggravation of the security situation in the Middle East, stated on Thursday, in a press statement at the Cotroceni Presidential Palace, President Klaus Iohannis. "In the past days we have observed the aggravation of the security situation in the Middle East, which affects especially the stability in Iraq and in the region. The amplification of tensions is not in the interest of the region, nor of the international community. The main institutions of the Iraqi state must be able to function in stability and security conditions in order to identify peaceful solutions to the benefit of citizens. These recent developments have an impact at an international level and are relevant to the security of Europe and our citizens, not only for the security of states directly involved. Up to now, the interests of Romania were not directly affected, and I'm referring firstly to the security of Romanian citizens, including the security of our servicemen in Iraq," said Iohannis. He gave assurances that Romania is permanently coordinating within NATO and the EU, as well as at the bilateral level, with its strategic partners, firstly the United States of America, in what regards the fundamental security objectives, both those national, as well as those of the trans-Atlantic community. "Romania condemned the escalation of tensions caused by the attack on the Embassy of the United States of America in Baghdad and we have expressed our position, including in relation to the rocket attack against the Iraqi bases that host American forces and personnel of the anti-Daesh coalition," Iohannis also said. In that context, the head of state hailed the statement on Wednesday of the President of the United States of America, Donald Trump, and showed that Romania supports the unity, independence, sovereignty and integrity of the Iraqi territory. "Over the years, Romania had an important role in the efforts to stabilize and reconstruct this country, as part of joint international demarches. These processes must continue, firstly in the interest of the Iraqi citizens and in order to not waste substantial efforts in this sense. Our common fight, of the international partners and the institutions and citizens of this country, against terrorism must firmly continue. There is no need for new conflict hotspots, but for the coagulation of efforts to bring peace in the region and to offer the security necessary for reconstruction," stated Iohannis. He claimed that through the calling of an extraordinary Council of the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the member-states of the European Union, on Friday, in Brussels, the EU may be part in finding solutions to reduce tensions and calm the situation. "Romania will remit its evaluations and its firm messages in this line, together with our availability to contribute to constructive joint solutions," the head of state emphasized. "There is certainly need to prevent a spiral of instability. I believe that we, and our allies, the relevant international organizations, but also all the states in the region, must act in favor of this objective. Calm and resuming dialogue to defuse the situation, together with respecting the assumed international commitments, are essential conditions to identify long-term solutions," Iohannis completed. He mentioned that in the discussions with his American counterpart the problem of relocating bases from other countries to Romania was not approached concretely. The head of state showed that NATO can be more involved, through training personnel, for example. "We must have in view the second stage, that of reconstruction, and here Romania is interested in being part of the states that are taking care of reconstruction actions," Iohannis added. "Our servicemen, who are involved in the training projects for the Iraqi forces, were temporarily relocated to a safe location, where they await the calming of this situation, after which, probably, in the vision of NATO as well, they will resume activity. And those who are not directly involved in actions, but are in readied contingents will remain in this situation," President Klaus Iohannis explained.AGERPRES(RO - author: Florentina Peia, editor: Florin Marin; EN - author: Razvan-Adrian Pandea, editor: Maria Voican)

[Read the article in Agerpres]

Fashion Days 2019 Turnover Up 30% YoY To Over RON325M Online fashion retailer Fashion Days ended 2019 with a turnover of over RON325 million, up 30% on the year, and switched to profit, for the first time, in the last six months of 2019.

Romania Business Process Outsourcing Market Up 8% YoY To Nearly EUR800M In 2019 Romania’s Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) market reached approximately EUR800 million in 2019, up 8% on the year, according to estimates by Computer Generated Solutions (CGS) Romania.

UPDATE Romania's end-2019 budget deficit at 4.6 pct of GDP Romania closed 2019 with a budget deficit of 4.6 percent of GDP, above the authorities' November estimation, when the second budget adjustment was operated, Finance Minister Florin Citu announced on Tuesday. The only time with a wider budget gap was the crisis year of 2010, when the government (...)

NATO's Resolute Support Mission / First detachment of Black Vipers 21st battalion reaches Afghanistan The first detachment of troops from the 21st Battalion "Black Vipers" Force Protection arrived in Afghanistan, the Ministry of National Defence (MApN) announced on Tuesday. ''The first 'Black Vipers' have arrived in Afghanistan! The 21st Battalion 'Black Viper' Force Protection will (...)

In three months, the liberal government brings to Romania the biggest budget deficit in the last 9 years By Jerom Bolt The Liberal government settled in early November in Romania, following a vote of blames given by Parliament to the three-year government of the Social Democrats. The country's population is expecting a revival of the economic situation, investments and living standards. Nothing (...)

Iulian Dascalu Offers EUR23.5M for 31% in Carbochim Real estate developer Iulius, owned by Iulian Dascalu, is offering RON23.5 million to acquire 31% of industrial abrasives manufacturer Carbochim (CBC.RO) via Carbo Europe in an offer on the Bucharest Stock Exchange that ends on March (...)

Three-month interbank offered rate rises to 3.18 ppa Romania's three-month interbank offered rate ROBOR rose on Tuesday to 3.18 ppa, from 3.16 ppa, on Monday, according to data published by the National Bank of Romania (BNR). At the beginning of last year, the three-month ROBOR was 2.99 per year, and at the end of the year 2.18 pct. On the same (...) : all romanian news. Copyright © DIRECTWAY | News RSS |