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US and Romania discuss cooperation on nuclear and offshore wind

The Governments of the United States and Romania held the seventh round of the US-Romania Strategic Dialogue in Washington. This bilateral engagement comes at a symbolic moment, as the United States and Romania celebrate the tenth anniversary of the adoption of the Joint Declaration on the Strategic Partnership for the 21st Century.

Among others, the two sides assessed the bilateral cooperation in the field of energy, with particular attention to the implementation of the Intergovernmental Agreement for cooperation on Romania’s nuclear power program signed last year

Moreover, the United States and Romania both highlighted the importance of President Klaus Iohannis’ announcement, alongside Special Envoy Kerry at COP26, of Romania’s intention to deploy first-of-a-kind US-built small modular reactors (SMRs) by 2028. This makes Romania a regional leader and consolidates its commitment to fighting climate change with the contribution of preeminent US technology, highlighting once again the distinctive feature of the US-Romania Strategic Partnership. 

The two sides also discussed potential cooperation on offshore wind resources. Romania’s bold regional leadership and US ingenuity will create jobs, strengthen European energy security and combat the climate crisis.  

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