Romania’s President Traian Basescu today met in Washington with U.S. President George W. Bush to discuss issues ranging from problems in the Black Sea region to bilateral economic relations and visas issues for Romanian citizens traveling to the United States.
“The President and I are friends. Romania and the United States are friends, and we”re allies. And as such, we”ve had an in-depth discussion about a variety of subjects,” Bush said at the joint press conference following the meeting.
He said Romania plays a “vital” role in the Black Sea region.