Currently, “a real war is going on in Europe” declared Thursday the President of Germany, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, who is visiting Sibiu, together with President Klaus Iohannis. Steinmeier repeated the call for unity in the EU and NATO.
Frank-Walter Steinmeier met, together with President Klaus Iohannis, with the representatives of the German community in Romania.
“We still meet today under special conditions, conditions with which no one thought we would meet again. We have a real war in Europe, after Russia’s attack on Ukraine – so much destruction, so many victims, and this already for over a year,” said Frank-Walter Steinmeier, according to the official translation, writes Agerpres.
The President of Germany began his state visit on Wednesday, in Bucharest, when he held a press conference with his Romanian counterpart.
“Yesterday we used this day to assure each other of unity in the European Union and within NATO and that the friendship between two states, such as Romania and Germany, is so important to preserve peace and security”, said the President of Germany .
Steinmeier was in Sibiu before
He remembered that his first visit to Sibiu was when this city was designated European Cultural Capital and the mayor was Klaus Iohannis. “I was fascinated the first time”, confessed the German president who is, moreover, an honorary citizen of Sibiu.
Frank-Walter Steinmeier evoked the German community in Romania, but also “the ever-growing community of Romanians in Germany”.
“I think we need to honor both sides and know that they make and have made a contribution to improving the relations between our countries and to the fact that they are so close and based on trust,” he added.
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