Romanian FM Odobescu Discusses Moldova Situation and Black Sea Developments with US Secretary Blinken

In a phone conversation held on Monday, July 24th, the Romanian Foreign Minister, Luminița Odobescu, engaged in discussions with the US Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, regarding the situation in the Republic of Moldova.

During the call, the head of diplomacy in Bucharest advocated “for the continued substantial support for enhancing Moldova’s resilience.”

Both officials highlighted the excellent cooperation between Romania and the United States, emphasizing the remarkable potential of the Strategic Partnership between the two nations to contribute to the security, resilience, and prosperity of the Black Sea region on bilateral, regional, and transatlantic levels.


The discussion also encompassed the most recent developments in the Black Sea, particularly concerning the effects of Russia’s decision to suspend its participation in the Black Sea Grain Initiative.

They condemned Russia’s recent attacks on civilians and fluvial and maritime infrastructure, as well as the cynical manner in which Russia affects global food security.

Additionally, they agreed to maintain close coordination on bilateral and Euro-Atlantic levels, along with like-minded partners, to continue providing strong support for Ukraine in the long term, including with regard to agricultural exports. In this context, the Romanian Foreign Minister presented the measures already taken by Romania and those envisaged in the short and medium term to enhance transit capacity for Ukrainian agricultural products.

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