White House confirms Biden to visit Romania, Cyprus

The US administration confirmed on May 12 that vice president  Joe Biden will arrive in Romania on May 20, hours after Romanian president Traian Basescu said that he had invited the American official on an official visit to Bucharest, but refused to reveal the exact date pending an official announcement from Washington.

“In Bucharest, the Vice-President will meet with Romanian President Basescu and Prime Minister Ponta. He will also deliver remarks to Romanian civil society and youth leaders, and will meet with American and Romanian troops conducting a joint capacity-building exercise. The Vice President will underscore the United States’ ironclad commitment to the collective defense of NATO under Article 5, and express appreciation for Romania’s contributions to regional and global security,” the White House statement said.

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