Wednesday, 20 Feb 2019 - 15 of Adar I, 5779

Israel’s PM Netanyahu asks Romania ‘to stop bad resolutions against Israel in the EU’

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JERUSALEM—‘’I hope that you will act to stop the bad resolutions against Israel in the European Union and also of course to move your embassy and other embassies to Jerusalem,’’ Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told his Romanian  counterpart Vasilica Viorica Dancila during a meeting Friday in Jerusalem.

Since January 1, Romania chairs the six-monthly EU presidency.

Netanyahu stressed that relations between Israel and Romania ‘’are fantastic’’, adding that ‘’they will be made even stronger by our visit.’’

Netanyahu and Dancila discussed strengthening bilateral cooperation in various areas. They also discussed Iran’s aggression in the region and its efforts to entrench itself militarily in Syria.

The Israeli premier said that Israel, in its actions against terrorism, ‘’is defending not only itself but Europe as well.’’

Last year, Romania’s government under Prime Minister Dancila backed a proposal to move the  embassy in Israel to Jerusalem.

But the government’s plan on Jerusalem triggered a spat with Romanian President Klaus Iohannis who opposed the move.

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