PSD Senators Stefan Radu Oprea and Robert Cazanciuc returned late last week from a successful trip to Washington, DC where they met with leaders in Congress, the U.S. State Department, the NATO Parliamentary Assembly, and the National Democratic Institute. They carried with them a positive message – the Romania-U.S. strategic partnership is stronger than ever.
In meetings on Capitol Hill with leaders from the House Foreign Affairs Committee and the House Armed Services Committee, Oprea and Cazanciuc discussed Romania’s contributions to the NATO effort combatting Russian aggression and shared stories from the Eastern flank, where Romania’s border with Ukraine is the front line in the battle to protect democracy. Following the visit, Congressman Bill Keating and Congressman Mike Turner introduced the Black Sea Security Act of 2022 in the House of Representatives, which serves as the companion to legislation already introduced in the U.S. Senate earlier this year. The Senate bill was a topic of discussion during the PSD delegation’s visit, where they expressed support for the provisions designed to embolden U.S. policy in the Black Sea region by deepening diplomatic, economic, and military ties.