Romania’s Bogdan Orescu recently attended the G7+ foreign ministers’ meeting held on Tuesday via video conference, where he pleaded for increased assistance to Ukraine, and said Romania would continue to support its neighbors Ukraine and Moldova.

The G7+ meeting was co-chaired by US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Japanese Foreign Minister Hayashi Yoshimasa and attended by Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba. The meeting focused on assessing the state of Ukraine’s critical energy infrastructure, which has faced massive and repeated attacks by the Russian Federation, and on the status and outlook of support provided by the international community to Ukraine in managing the consequences of these attacks.

The framework for the meeting was launched in November 2022 in the context of the NATO Foreign Ministers’ Meeting in Bucharest.

Cited by the Romanian representative, G4 MediaIt is highlighted that the humanitarian hub in Suceava has facilitated the transit of, among other things, 40 generators purchased by Romania from European funds, other generators offered by the government and local Romanian authorities, and more than 160 generators offered by France.

Bogdan Orescu also said that a new tripartite meeting of the foreign ministers of Romania, Ukraine and the Republic of Moldova is underway in February. At the previous meeting in September 2022, the authorities established common lines of action in the medium and long term for developing interconnectivity and integration of energy security of Ukraine and Moldova.

Romania currently supplies 80% of the Republic of Moldova’s total energy consumption needs and ensures the transit of natural gas to the country through the Iasi-Ungheni-Chisinau pipeline, according to the Foreign Minister.

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Orescu also argued in support of a sustainable, structured and permanent solution to the current challenges facing Ukraine and the entire region, and said that Romania will continue to support Ukraine and its citizens in cooperation with all partners who share the same vision. purpose

The meeting was attended by the G7 countries (except the US and Japan, Canada, France, Germany, Italy and the United Kingdom), as well as the Czech Republic, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Slovakia and Bulgaria, the European Union, the European Energy Community, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development , including representatives from the United Nations Development Programme, and the World Bank.

This was the second meeting in this format, the first being held in Romania on November 29, 2022, in conjunction with the NATO Foreign Ministers’ Meeting. The November 2022 meeting in Bucharest was the first G7 meeting hosted by Romania and the first meeting attended by Romania.

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(Photo source: Bogdan Aurescu on Facebook)

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