Ambassador Zuckerman’s Statement on U.S. Covid-19 Assistance for Romania

Ambassador Adrian Zuckerman delivers a speech at the celebration of the Unification Day. Iasi, Romania, January 24, 2020 (Lucian Crusoveanu / Public Diplomacy Office)

It was my privilege to be able to announce to President Iohannis, Prime Minister Orban and the Romanian people that the generosity of the American people for its friends around the world continues. The United States, under the leadership of President Trump, is committed to help not only Romania, but also its other friends and allies, to fight the ravages of COVID-19. Even as the United States faces its own challenges in combating this dreaded virus, we are committed to leading the charge in addressing the health crisis and supporting economic recovery.

The bilateral relationship between our two countries has never been stronger. Romania will shortly receive $800,000 in health assistance. This is in addition to a recent U.S-funded operation to transport protective equipment so desperately necessary to save lives. Romania recently assisted the United States in various ways including helping to repatriate American citizens from around the world.

In Romania, as in the United States, every life matters – it is precious. Today’s challenges to the health and prosperity of the free world will not stand so long as friends like Romania and the United States continue to cooperate for the common good. Together, our countries will prevail and be stronger and better than ever.