Visiting Romanian President, Klaus Iohannis, will officially meet with US President Donald Trump in Washington on June 9/ Special events, contests, shows and exhibitions are held in Romania today to mark the International Children’s Day
VISIT – Romanian President, Klaus Iohannis, will pay a working visit to the US, as of Sunday. The most important moment of the visit will be an official meeting in Washington on June 9 with US President Donald Trump, the Romanian Presidential Administration has announced. The White House has also officially confirmed the meeting. The White House Press Secretary, Sean Spicer, has said President Trump is looking forward to discussing ways to boost ties between the US and Romania and to strengthen the Strategic Partnership between the two countries. In a message posted on Facebook earlier today, President Iohannis has also said that during the meeting with Donald Trump he will reiterate Romania’s firm commitment to further be a trustworthy ally of the US. During his visit to the US, President Iohannis will be the honorary guest of the Global Forum of the prestigious organisation American Jewish Committee, which will award the Romanian President its highest distinction, "Light Unto the Nations". This award is offered to heads of state or government in recognition of the significant international impact they have had in the domain of peace, security, democracy and the promotion of human values. Last but not least, the visit to the US by President Klaus Iohannis will also include a meeting with representatives of the Romanian community in the US.
INTL CHILDREN’S DAY – Romanians enjoy a day off, for the first time on June 1st, to celebrate the International Children’s Day. Last year, MPs declared June 1, a day off from work, for parents to spend the day with their children. Special events, contests, shows and exhibitions are held in Romania today to mark the International Children’s Day. In a message launched on the occasion, PM Sorin Grindeanu, says he would like Romanian children to benefit from a good quality education system, to encourage true values, to take measures to reduce school dropout, as well as from proper conditions to grow up healthy and proud of their native country. The International Children’s Day is celebrated on June 1 by approximately 50 countries the world over. Also, a day devoted to children is celebrated on various days of the year, by another 100 countries.
THE UN - Romania’s Foreign Minister Teodor Melescanu on Wednesday reiterated Romania’s commitment to the UN and underlined the added value that Bucharest can bring to multilateral diplomacy. Melescanu is in New York to formally launch a campaign to promote Romania’s candidacy for a term as a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council between 2020 and 2021. He had a meeting with the UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, who underlined that Romania is an example of cooperation with the UN. Romania forwarded its candidacy in 2006, for a new term as a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council. The voting is due to take place in June 2019. Since becoming a member of the United Nations in 1955, Romania has held a non-permanent seat in the UN Security Council four times.
MILITARY EXERCISES - Eight NATO military convoys, taking part in the multinational exercise Noble Jump 2017, are today crossing the border into Romania.The convoys are made up of some 300 troops and over 150 vehicles and helicopters. They are expected to reach the Cincu shooting range in central Romania by Sunday. We recall that exercise Noble Jump 2017 is held between May 26 and June 16 on the territory of three countries: Greece, Bulgaria and Romania. A total number of 4,000 troops from Romania and 11 other NATO member countries as well as 500 pieces of technical equipment are taking part in the exercise.
ROLAND GARROS – The best-ranking Romanian woman tennis player of the moment, Simona Halep, no.4 WTA is today facing German Tatjana Maria (no. 104 WTA) in the second round of the Roland Garros Tennis Tournament, the second largest Grand Slam tournament of the year. Also today, in the same round, Sorana Carstea (no.64 WTA) meets Spanish Carla Suarez Navarro (no.23 WTA). Four other Romanian women tennis players Irina Begu, Monica Niculescu, Ana Bogdan and Patricia Ţig got eliminated in the inaugural round.