US First Lady to visit Romania and Slovakia
Jill Biden's visit is scheduled for May 5-9. She will meet with US military personnel, embassy staff, as well as Ukrainian refugees. alt=”U.S. First Lady to visit Romania and Slovakia” />
U.S. First Lady Jill Biden will visit Romania and Slovakia on May 5–9 to meet with US military and diplomats, as well as Ukrainian refugees, reports Reuters with a link to her office.
So, on May 6, the wife of US President Joe Biden will visit the Mihail Kogalniceanu airbase. in eastern Romania near the Black Sea to meet with the military, then she will head to Bucharest to meet with Romanian government officials, American diplomats and humanitarian workers.
In Slovakia, she will visit the cities of Bratislava, Kosice and Vyshne-Nemets&mdash ; there she will also meet with local officials, Ukrainian refugees and aid workers.
Sunday, May 8,— Mother's Day in the USA Jill Biden will meet with Ukrainian women and children who were forced to leave Ukraine amid hostilities.
In mid-February, NATO decided to expand the number of multinational military contingents in 30 European countries, primarily in Bulgaria, Slovakia and Romania, DPA reported. Prior to this, the alliance battlegroups were based only in Poland, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.
The Wall Street Journal on April 2 reported that the number of soldiers of the countries & mdash; NATO members at the military base “Mikhail Kogalniceanu” in Romania in a few weeks it grew to 3 thousand. At the same time, 1.9 thousand people— US soldiers, some of them were transferred from Germany.
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In addition, about 500 French troops and about 300 Belgian troops are stationed at the base.
On February 4, the United States and Slovakia also signed a military cooperation agreement that gives Washington the right to use air bases and other military installations in the country.
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