TRANSIT – Romanian PM Marcel Ciolacu will travel to Kyiv to clarify aspects regarding the Ukrainian grain transit through Romania. Ciolacu said transporting the grain by train and boat, on the Danube, would be preferable and reminded the agreement made with Romanian farmers to allow, for one month, only the transit and not the import of Ukrainian grain. The PM explained that the export of Ukrainian grain cannot be made through intermediaries and traders and that a very strict control system would be in place. More than 25.5 million tons of cereals fro Ukraine have transited Romania so far.
FOREIGN AFFAIRS – Romanian Foreign Minister Luminita Odobescu attended on Friday the ministerial meeting of the Bucharest 9 format, held on the sidelines of the 78th UN General Assembly. Odobescu pointed out the importance of further focusing NATO’s attention the evolutions at the Black Sea and hailed the support and solidarity of the US and the Allies with Bucharest, in the context of the recent incidents on the country’s territory generated by the Russian war against Ukraine.