“I reiterate the fact that Romania has condemned the arrest of Navalny as unacceptable. I reiterate our view that the repression of the Opposition is unacceptable and undemocratic because it is in opposition. In fact, the Opposition is non-parliamentary or improper.” I think so, ”Arescu was quoted as saying.
My statement early today # I Foreign Council in Brussels today:https://t.co/WCFSEmWuCy
– Bokton Ares (og Bokton Ares) January 25, 2021
The Romanian minister said the talks would also address the possibility of accepting sanctions in the case.
“This weekend we have seen a resolute and aggressive attitude against protesters in many Russian cities. The legislature and freedom of expression are very important. Basic human rights and they must be respected and they will not be abolished. I think today we will discuss and accept the embargo on these debates. We will see the end, “Bokton told Ares.
“EU ministers will also talk about EU partners’ vaccine delivery strategy,” he said, referring to our country’s position on the issue.
“As you know, Romania fully supports a mechanism to assist the Western Balkans, but the Eastern Alliance, so that they can benefit from the vaccines provided by the EU. I think this is an important initiative because the EU’s neighbors are safe and healthy otherwise the EU will not be safe and healthy.” Bokton told Ares.
The Minister reaffirmed his support for the Atlantic Connection. “We consider the European Union and the United States as a community of values and security. We will continue to support the strengthening of the Atlantic Partnership and the Atlantic Strategic Recession,” he said.
He also said Romania was pushing for the creation of a Euro-Atlantic hub for resilience. Arescu explained that it was “an initiative to create a platform to help the EU and NATO member states”, but our allies are also there to strengthen their backsliding on a number of risks based on the comprehensive approaches of companies and governments.