Ottawa, Ontario - December 1, 2018

The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on Romania’s National Day:

“Today, we join Romanian communities in Canada and around the world to celebrate Romania’s National Day, which this year marks the 100th anniversary of their modern statehood.

“Canada and Romania enjoy a special bond, built on cooperation, shared democratic values, and strong people-to-people connections. Canada is home to more than 200,000 Canadians of Romanian heritage who contribute to our prosperity and strength.

“Canada and Romania work together in several international organizations, including l’Organisation internationale de la Francophonie. We are also active trading partners through the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement, which is creating good, middle class jobs and new opportunities for people and businesses on both sides of the Atlantic.

“The Canadian Armed Forces are currently deployed to Romania under NATO Operation REASSURANCE, as part of Canada’s contribution to NATO efforts to support stability and security in Central and Eastern Europe.

“On behalf of the Government of Canada, Sophie and I extend our best wishes to all those celebrating Romania’s centenary.”