The following is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price:
Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman spoke with Romanian Foreign Minister Bogdan Aurescu today. Deputy Secretary Sherman and Foreign Minister Aurescu reaffirmed the importance of the U.S.-Romania Strategic Partnership in addressing common threats and challenges, particularly in the face of Russian aggression on NATO’s eastern flank. The Deputy Secretary praised Romania as a stalwart NATO Ally and both agreed to collaborate on Black Sea security issues and stand unified against Russian aggression. The Deputy Secretary and Foreign Minister reiterated our unwavering support for Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.