(9 Jan 2019) Romania and Poland’s foreign ministers have expressed a common approach to the European Union and a commitment to the United States playing a key role in regional security.
Romanian Foreign Minister Teodor Melescanu said Wednesday the two East European countries shared “similarities, interests and a common position and approach,” for the EU agenda as well as on security issues.
Polish Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz said his visit was evidence of close bilateral ties, as the first foreign official to visit Romania since it took on the EU’s rotating presidency this month.
Polish and Romanian officials have ratcheted up anti-EU rhetoric after Brussels voiced concerns about the erosions of judicial independence and democracy in their countries.
In their statements, the ministers did not touch on the rule of law and other issues criticised by the EU.
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