Romanian, Canadian prime ministers talk civil nuclear energy program during phone call
Romanian prime minister Nicolae Ciucă had a telephone conversation with Canadian counterpart Justin Trudeau on Wednesday, May 24. During the conversation, Ciucă emphasized that the special relationship between Romania and Canada is based on their now traditional collaboration in the energy field and their shared values as members of the North Atlantic Alliance.
According to a statement from the Romanian government, the PM expressed his appreciation for Canada's support for the rehabilitation project of Unit 1 of the Cernavodă Nuclear Power Plant. The plant is an important contribution to the energy security of Romania and the entire region, including the Republic of Moldova.
"The Romanian government continues to rely on cooperation with Canadian companies for the development of the civil nuclear program and the provision of energy from clean and secure sources, as well as the constant support of the United States of America," said Ciucă, as quoted in the official press release.
The Romanian PM also highlighted the cooperation between the two countries within NATO and Canada's important role in the context of the war in Ukraine and the support provided to both the Ukrainian people and the Republic of Moldova. He added that Romania and Europe need reliable partners with similar opinions to strengthen the Eastern Flank, develop supply chains, and cooperate economically.
“Excellent phone conversation with my counterpart Canadian PM Justin Trudeau. Strengthened cooperation in the energy sector and at the NATO level advances the relationship between our two countries, Romania and Canada,” said Ciucă on Twitter.
Nicolae Ciucă mentioned that bilateral relations between Romania and Canada present new opportunities for consolidation in the economic and social domains and extended an invitation to PM Trudeau to visit Romania.
(Photo source: Nicolae Ciuca on Twitter)