Bilateral security agreement between Romania and Ukraine incoming

Copii privind prin fereastra unui tren neîncălzit care pleacă din Kiev spre Lviv, joi, 3 martie 2022, Ucraina. Foto: Vadim Ghirda
Children look out the window of an unheated Lviv bound train, in Kyiv, Ukraine, Thursday, March 3, 2022. Des enfants regardent à travers la fenêtre d’un train non chauffé pour Lviv, le jeudi 3 mars 2022 à Kiev, Ukraine.

Vladimir Zelensky announced that Ukraine’s Andriy Yermak has commenced bilateral talks with the State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Romania Iulian Fota on concluding a bilateral security agreement.

Reportedly, his occurred on the sidelines of the fourth meeting of national security advisors and political advisors to the heads of state on the implementation of the Peace Formula in Davos, Switzerland.

A similar bilateral security agreement between the UK and Ukraine, which will enter into force before Ukraine joins NATO, was signed during the visit of Rishi Sunak, the head of the British government, to Kiev on January 12. „The UK have to respond within 24 hours if there is aggression against Ukraine”, said Ukrainian Prime Minister Denis Shmihal.

The beginning of negotiations with Romania on a bilateral security agreement „logically furthers the agreements reached following the phone call between the Presidents of Ukraine and Romania on January 9, 2024,” and is a step towards the implementation of the Joint Declaration of the two leaders of October 10, 2023, according to the Ukrainian Presidency’s release.

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