The Romanian Ambassador to the U.S., George Cristian Maior, on Thursday had a meeting with Senator Ron Johnson, the head of the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs of the U.S. Senate, who received the National Order Romania's Star, in rank of Commander, occasion on which the U.S. congressman declared his support for Romanian citizens becoming part of the Visa Waiver programme, informs the Romanian Embassy to Washington.
During the meeting, Ambassador Maior offered the National Order Romania's Star, in rank of Commander, to the U.S. official, as bestowed by President Klaus Iohannis, on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the Strategic Partnership between Romania and the United States of America, as a token of high esteem for his personal involvement in the development of the excellent bilateral cooperation between the two countries, on political, military and economic level.
Romania's Ambassador highlighted our country's commitment to a solid transatlantic relation, as well as to a robust cooperation in the defence area, also consolidated by the presence of the U.S. troops in Romania and in the region. Moreover, Maior reiterated Romania's legitimate interest in its inclusion in the Visa Waiver programme, while kindly asking Senator Ron Johnson to identify such legislative instruments that will facilitate this desideratum of the Romanian citizens and authorities. Senator Ron Johnson declared his support for the inclusion of Romania in the Visa Waiver programme, while highlighting the political and economic importance of this programme for the consolidation of relations between USA and the participating states. Moreover, the American official said that Romania's inclusion will lead to an increase in the security level of the two countries.