Portugal’s Prime Minister António Costa has today expressed his gratitude to the President of Romania, Klaus Iohannis, for the support provided on Monday for the implementation of the plan to repatriate Portuguese and Ukrainians through Romanian territory.
This position of the leader of the Portuguese executive on the repatriation plan of Portuguese, Luso-Ukrainians and Ukrainians from Ukraine territory is contained in a message he published on his account on the social network Twitter.
“I expressed to the President of Romania our gratitude for the support provided to the evacuation, on Monday, [of the areas in which there were] Portuguese and Ukrainian citizens from Ukraine through its territory”.
President Klaus Iohannis, for his part, “also thanked Portugal for sending an infantry company to Romania, as part of NATO, to strengthen security on Europe’s eastern flank”.
The repatriation operation of the first 38 Portuguese and Portuguese-Ukrainian citizens from Ukraine, who left that Eastern European country due to the Russian invasion, was concluded on Tuesday.
Speaking to journalists at Lisbon’s Humberto Delgado Airport, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Augusto Santos Silva detailed that “two groups crossed the border from Ukraine to Moldova and then headed to Romania”.
“From Romania, from Bucharest, it was possible to organise an air link and that is the one that now ends,” the member of the Government noted on Tuesday evening.