Romanian president heads to Germany, to discuss Schengen

Romanian president Klaus Iohannis left for Berlin on February 25 on an official visit which is expected to have Romania’s Schengen accession plan high on the agenda, the head of state – who is of German ethnicity – outlined in a statement before his departure.

The visit offers the two countries the opportunity of entering a higher stage of bilateral relations, Iohannis said. “We are counting on the German support for Romania’s real and profound integration in the European nucleus. We have many things in common,” the Romanian president said in his statement before embarking.

“In this context, we will discuss themes of present interest on the EU agenda. We will of course approach the topic of the perspective of Romania’s accession to the Schengen space and, on a general level, the need to consolidate the EU’s security and its citizens,” Iohannis said.

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