Romania’s president has offered his congratulations to the new U.S. President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris, saying he’s convinced that the two countries will continue with a strategic partnership to mutual benefit.
“Congratulations to President Joe Biden and to Vice President Kamala Harris. I am convinced that together we will continue to develop and deepen the Strategic Partnership to the benefit of our peoples and to work in the true spirit of Transatlantic values,” he wrote on Twitter on Tuesday.
The Romanian president, a pro-Western centrist, was one of the first leaders in the region to congratulate Joe Biden after his victory in the November election against Donald Trump, the now ex-president.
Mr. Iohannis also enjoyed good relations with the former president and made an official visit to Washington in 2019.
Romanian leaders of all stripes consider the U.S. an important strategic ally, regardless of who is in the White House.
Romania is one of the U.S.’s closest and most dependable allies in the region. Romania joined NATO in 2004.
Joe Biden visited Romania in 2014 when he was the U.S vice president.
Kamala Harris who was sworn in with President Biden on Tuesday is the U.S. first female, black and south Asian vice-president.