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Iohannis voices concern over rising anti-Semitic rhetoric, at meeting with CEO of American Jewish Committee

President Klaus Iohannis met on Wednesday with the CEO of the American Jewish Committee (AJC), David Harris, on the sidelines of the 76th session of the UN General Assembly, on which occasion the former underlined Romania's concern about the rising anti-Semitic rhetoric in the context of the health crisis, especially in the online environment, informs the Presidential Administration.

President Iohannis: More than one million Romanian pupils study French language

President Klaus Iohannis sent a message on the occasion of the first General Assembly of the Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie (AUF) organized in Romania, showing that, currently, over one million Romanian students are studying French, while the Romanian universities offer more than 100 Francophone courses, in Romania.

PM Citu estimates number of beds necessary for COVID-19 patients could increase to 2,000

Prime Minister Florin Citu on Tuesday estimated that the need for ICU beds for COVID-19 patients could increase to 2,000 and asked those in charge to make a plan so that they can secure the necessary number of beds in the intensive care units.

Iohannis, after test drive with new Duster model: A modern and easy to drive car

President Klaus Iohannis on Saturday took a test drive with the new Dacia Duster model, saying it is a modern car and it is easy to drive. The head of state arrived at an event organised by Dacia Renault in Pianu de Jos locality, driving a Dacia Spring electric car. He then took a short test drive with the new Dacia Duster, about which he said it was a good car.

President Iohannis receives Greek ForMin, underscores need for strengthening strategic bilateral dialogue

President Klaus Iohannis on Wednesday received at the Cotroceni Palace the Greek Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nikos Dendias, in which context he underscored the need for strengthening strategic bilateral dialogue at a high level between the two countries, from the perspective of their contribution to the regional stability and security.

Improving emergency response to feature prominently on European agenda

Romania's Interior Minister Lucian Bode said on Monday that situations such as the one that Greece faced this summer compelled state officials to make decisions immediately, and that improving emergency response is an item that will feature prominently on the European agenda.

PM Citu: Romanian firefighters who acted in Greece did an excellent job

On Monday morning, Prime Minister Florin Citu congratulated the Romanian firefighters who acted to extinguish wildfires in Greece, saying that they "did an excellent job." "A new mission successfully accomplished in Greece. Our firefighters have once again done an excellent job. Congratulations on all their effort and courage!

President Iohannis discusses regional security with Presidents of Moldova, Poland and Ukraine

AGERPRES special correspondent Cristian Lupascu reports: President Klaus Iohannis, in Chisinau, on Friday, had discussions with the counterparts from the Republic of Moldova, Poland and Ukraine on the regional security topic. The Romanian head of state pointed out that the discussions also aimed at protracted conflicts, as well as the future of the Eastern Partnership.

USR PLUS' Barna: Coalition cannot function if only one of its members meets objectives

Certain issues assumed in the governing program "did not take any step further", Save Romania Union-Unity, Freedom and Solidarity Party (USR PLUS) co-chair Dan Barna told public broadcaster TVR on Wednesday evening, stressing that a coalition cannot function if "a partner (...) ticks all its political goals and another partner stands by and applauds overcome with emotion".

Fourteen Romanian nationals arrive at Kabul airport

Romania's Foreign Affairs Ministry (MAE) is reporting that 14 Romanian nationals have arrived safely at the airport in Kabul, and they will be evacuated on the next flight of a Romanian military aircraft, which is currently in Islamabad. According to MAE, the 14 Romanians are employees of a security company operating in Afghanistan.