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Romania intends to play key role in Ukraine's recovery - PM

Romania intends to play key role in Ukraine's recovery - PM Romanian Prime Minister Marcel Ciolacu (Getty Images)
Author: Maria Kholina

Romania intends to play a key role in the reconstruction of Ukraine following the conclusion of the war instigated by Russia, according to the Prime Minister of Romania, Marcel Ciolacu, during a meeting with U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken.

Ciolacu said that Romania's strengths in this context include security, geographical proximity, maritime, river, railway, and road connections. These opportunities may attract American companies interested in participating in the reconstruction of Ukraine.

The Romanian Prime Minister underscored that his country will continue to support Ukraine for as long as necessary, taking into account the reconstruction process.

In turn, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken thanked the Romanian Prime Minister for Romania's assistance to Ukraine and for cooperation in the Black Sea region.

"Romania is and has been a very close partner and a very valued ally, and we are working more closely together than ever to meet some of the most important challenges of our time," Blinken said.

Romania's assistance to Ukraine

Recently, Ukraine and Romania signed a memorandum of understanding and cooperation, foreseeing an increase in defense production capacities and the expansion of ammunition production.

It was previously reported that during Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy's visit to Romania on October 10, a bilateral declaration was signed between the two countries.

Zelenskyy also discussed the strengthening of air defense, the development of aviation and other defense coalitions, and the situation in the Black Sea region with his Romanian counterpart, Klaus Iohannis, in Bucharest.