US Embassy in Bucharest, DoS deploying efforts for President Basescu’s visit to Washington DC

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The US Department of State and the US Embassy in Bucharest are deploying efforts for a future visit of Romania’s President Traian Basescu to Washington DC and a meeting there with US President Barack Obama, which could be an occasion for political consecration of the finalisation of talks over the deployment to Romania of parts of the US anti-missile shield, Foreign Minister Teodor Baconschi said.

„For the time being, talks over the deployment of the anti-missile shield have successfully completed at expert levels and we are now building, together with our US partners, the best moment for the political consecration of this new stage in the bilateral relation between Romania and the US. We want a meeting of the two presidents, as we believe this is extremely important, and I know that the US Department of State and the US Embassy in Bucharest are deploying efforts for the meeting to take place,” Baconschi told TVR public television channel on Monday evening.

Asked whether a visit to Moscow could be placed on the Romanian President’s agenda, Baconschi said such visit is not outside the realm of the agenda.

„We have signalled our wish to resume normalcy in the relationship between Romania and Russia based on mutual interests and equality. At the end of a diplomatic labour, we have thawed our relations with Ukraine, and believe me that there are invisible sites that are equally beneficial to Romania’s regional profile,” said Baconschi.

The US Department of State and the US Embassy in Bucharest are deploying efforts for a future visit of Romania’s President Traian Basescu to Washington DC and a meeting there with US President Barack Obama, which could be an occasion for political consecration of the finalisation of talks over the deployment to Romania of parts of the US anti-missile shield, Foreign Minister Teodor Baconschi said.

‘For the time being, talks over the deployment of the anti-missile shield have successfully completed at expert levels and we are now building, together with our US partners, the best moment for the political consecration of this new stage in the bilateral relation between Romania and the US. We want a meeting of the two presidents, as we believe this is extremely important, and I know that the US Department of State and the US Embassy in Bucharest are deploying efforts for the meeting to take place,’ Baconschi told TVR public television channel on Monday evening.

Asked whether a visit to Moscow could be placed on the Romanian President’s agenda, Baconschi said such visit is not outside the realm of the agenda.

‘We have signalled our wish to resume normalcy in the relationship between Romania and Russia based on mutual interests and equality. At the end of a diplomatic labour, we have thawed our relations with Ukraine, and believe me that there are invisible sites that are equally beneficial to Romania’s regional profile,’ said Baconschi.

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