State Secretary Costea requests US support to include Romania in Visa Waiver Program

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State Secretary for Global Affairs with the Romanian Foreign Ministry (MAE) Doru Costea requested the US support for including Romania in the Visa Waiver Program, within the meetings he held with the members of the US House of Representatives on May 3.

According to a MAE release, Doru Costea on his second day in Washington at the Pentagon met Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defence James Townsend and Daniel Wilson, a member of the Coordination Cell for Afghanistan and Pakistan.

At the US Department of State, Costea held meetings with Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights and Labour Michael Posner and with US ambassador to Libya Gene Cretz, also filing the position of coordinator of the Humanitarian Aid Office for the Middle East and with US lawmakers as well.

‘The Pentagon talks focused on the excellent stage the political-military cooperation (between the USA and Romania) reached, by tackling the joint action domains, including those regarding Afghanistan and regarding the setting up of some US anti-missile system components in Romania.

The US officials praised Romania for its long-standing and solid support for the stabilization process of Afghanistan. At the same time the delegations swapped views with respect to the security developments in southern-eastern Europe and the Black Sea region,’ the above-mentioned release reads.

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