The president of Romania, Klaus Iohannis, on Wednesday met his German counterpart Frank-Walter Steinmeier who is paying a three-day state visit to Romania. The two presidents discussed political, security and economic cooperation and conveyed a joint message of solidarity with and support for Ukraine and of support for the Republic of Moldova. Klaus Iohannis expressed Romania’s appreciation for Germany’s firm support for Romania’s Schengen accession. In turn, president Steinmeier said Germany has long believed Romania belongs in Schengen. The German official also met with Prime Minister Nicolae Ciucă. The two highlighted the privileged status of Romanian-German relations, grounded on a consistent political dialogue and a robust economic collaboration. Prime Minister Ciucă hailed the activity of the over 25 thousand companies with German capital in Romania, which makes Germany the top investor in a number of major sectors of the Romanian economy.