Romanian President Klaus Iohannis will welcome his Polish counterpart Andrzej Duda on Monday, at the Cotroceni Palace to discuss the regional security situation, the collaboration in the perspective of the NATO summit and the bilateral trade relationship, according to Romania- Insider.
The two leaders will attend the „Justice Sword 21” military exercise on Tuesday, involving 2,000 troops and live ammunition at a military base in eastern Romania.
„The visit of the President of Poland takes place in the context of the 100th anniversary of the conclusion of the Defensive Alliance Convention between the Kingdom of Romania and the Republic of Poland, signed on March 3, 1921, a symbolic moment of the bilateral relationship,” said Iohannis.
Discussions will focus on the bilateral Strategic Partnership, established in October 2009 and renewed in March 2015 which offers a comprehensive framework for cooperation, encouraging a sustained development of Romanian-Polish relations in recent years.
The visit will take place within the framework of the B9 Summit. Its a group of nine NATO members of NATO’s eastern flank established in 2014 by Romania and Poland and it is seen as a voice for alliance members on the eastern flank whose role is to adapt Russian moves in the region.