At the UN Security Council in New York, Romania’s Foreign Minister, Bogdan Aurescu, spoke about Romania’s contribution to mitigating the effects of the Russian war against Ukraine, at a debate titled ‘Maintaining international peace and security – conflict and food security’. The Bucharest diplomacy chief Thursday participated, at the invitation of the American Secretary of State Antony Blinken, in the open debate organised by the USA, the country that is holding the monthly presidency of the UN Security Council. Bogdan Aurescu reiterated the need for a wider effort at international level to create a transport corridor that would include Romanian routes and ports, in order to facilitate Ukrainian exports to third-party destinations. At the same time, the Romanian minister firmly rejected the completely unfounded accusations made by the Russian Federation’s representative during the debate that there was an „agreement” for Ukraine to export grains to the West in exchange for military assistance. The head of the Romanian diplomacy also announced that starting with 2023 Romania will host a Regional Agro-meteorology Centre for Europe, approved by the World Meteorological Organisation.

Eugen Cojocariu, Radio Romania International