Romania wants to be part of both the dialogue and the solutions for Ukraine’s reconstruction, Prime Minister Nicolae Ciuca declared on Tuesday, as he addressed the opening of the Annual Meeting of Romanian Diplomats (RADR), according to Agerpres.
„We are fully willing to get actively involved in this process. The way we assist the victims of the war fought on Ukraine’s territory gives the extent of our humanity and responsibility,” said the head of the Executive.
He also remarked that „we cannot allow ourselves to be stuck in a crisis logic, we have the duty and obligation to transform this multidimensional crisis into as many opportunities.”
In his online intervention, the Prime Minister referred to the support Romania has offered to the over 2.1 million Ukrainians who fled the war and settled in or transited our country.
Ciuca also spoke about facilitating the transit of grain from the neighboring country, highlighting as noteworthy „that over 60 percent Ukraine’s grain exports transited Romania or had their shipment facilitated by Romania.”
„The Russian aggression reminded us all that the principles that underpin the European Union and the Euro-Atlantic partnership are important and must be supported. The erosion of these principles, vilifying or disparaging them through populist and extremist rhetoric are intended to negatively affect the foundations of the societies based on rights, freedoms and the supremacy the law. That’s why Romania must even more intensely associate its efforts with those of the partners with whom it shares the same values and goals, and revitalize the community of democracies not only on our continent, but also in Asia, Africa or Latin America,” Ciuca underscored.
Moreover, the Prime Minister emphasized that „we cannot allow the rule of force to become a substitute for international order based on rules and the rule of law. (…) This must remain our clear message and the compass of our in-depth partnership options. At the same time, Romania will continue to firmly support the European choice of its partners such as the Republic of Moldova, Ukraine, Georgia and the Western Balkan states.”
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs organizes Tuesday through Thursday the Annual Meeting of Romanian Diplomats (RADR 2022) under the theme „Romania’s diplomatic response to changes in the geostrategic reality”.