Romania, Bucharest – President Francois Hollande spent the day on Tuesday, 13 of September in Bucharest for a “state visit” to prepare the summit of the 27 whose main axis is the Brexit and is to be held on Friday in Bratislava.
The French head of state was welcomed by his Romanian counterpart Klaus Johannis. They held a press conference in the morning, during which François Hollande stated: “We agree on the will to protect European citizens”, “together we must avoid artificial and sterile divisions that occur in Europe” . They visited the ELI laser, a European research infrastructure that will host the most powerful lasers in the world, before inaugurating the factory Airbus Helicopters in Brașov.
According to the Elysee, the relationship between Europe and Romania is “the Europe we want for tomorrow: an investment in Europe, a Europe of growth oriented on technologies of the future, a Europe of security “.
Also, this is the first time since 1991 with François Mitterrand that a French head of state was on a “state visit” to Romania.