Romanian president Klaus Iohannis said after talks in Bucharest with visiting Georgian president Salome Zourabichvili  that Romania is one of the staunchest supporters of Georgia’s aspirations for European and euro-Atlantic integration. The Georgian president thanked Bucharest for its support and condemned, alongside president Iohannis, Russia’s actions in Ukraine, expressing solidarity with Kyiv. Iohannis also said Romania is working with Georgia and other partner states to carry out major strategic projects, one priority being the construction of an underwater optical fibre cable between the two countries to develop the digital connectivity between the EU, Georgia and, farther afield, in Central Asia. The two presidents also signed a joint declaration on the creation of a strategic partnership between Romania and Georgia.