The Romanian Foreign Minister, Bogdan Aurescu, is visiting Prague today, at the invitation of his counterpart, Jan Lipavsky, in the context of the Czech Republic holding the Presidency of the Council of the European Union. According to a press release from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the discussions focus on Romanian-Czech cooperation within the Union, with an emphasis on coordinating the positions of the two states. The two will also address the multiple implications of Moscow’s illegal war in Ukraine, including from the perspective of managing the food crisis, energy security and the steps necessary to reduce energy dependence on Russia. Bogdan Aurescu and Jan Lipavsky also discuss the cooperation between Romania and the Czech Republic within NATO, with an emphasis on the consolidation and efficiency of the deterrence and defense posture on the Eastern Flank.