The King Philippe of Belgium makes an official visit to Romania on June 17 2022, as part of the NATO effort to strengthen the deterrence and defence posture on the Eastern Flank.
President Klaus Johannis welcomes King Philippe of Belgium at the 57th Air Base Mihail Kogalniceanu in the southeastern county of Constanta.
In addition to the official talks, the two high officials will meet with the Romanian, Belgian and other allied military, deployed on the Romanian territory as part of the Allied effort to strengthen the deterrence and defence posture on the Eastern Flank, given the worsening of the security situation due to the Russian illegal aggression against Ukraine. The visit of His Majesty Philippe, King of the Belgians, takes place against the background of a strong bilateral dialogue at a high level and of the close Romanian-Belgian cooperation in the field of defence, especially in the context of the participation of the Kingdom of Belgium with a contingent in the NATO Battle Group in Romania.Romanian Presidential Administration
The President of Romania and the King of Belgium will address the bilateral agenda’s top priorities and methods to strengthen collaboration at the European and international levels.
According to the statement, there will also be discussions about aid measures for Ukraine and support for Ukrainian refugees, including through the humanitarian centre in the northeastern part of Romania, in Suceava county, in the light of the humanitarian catastrophe created by the Russian aggression. The two high officials will also discuss ways to boost support for the Republic of Moldova, which deals with many problems due to Russia’s actions against Ukraine.