Romania's Foreign minister Teodor Baconschi pays an official visit to Washington on June 1-2, the Ministry announced in a press release on Monday. The visit focuses on talks on the Romanian-American strategic partnership, the missile shield project, visa liberalisation and economic cooperation.

Usually, this kind of visits prepare a visit by President Basescu to Washington.

The leaders of the two countries have not yet had an official bilateral meeting but met as part of and on the margins of events, the last of which was a dinner had by the US President with CEE leaders in Prague.

Baconschi's schedule includes meetings with US State Secretary Hillary Clinton, national security adviser James Jones and other top officials and representatives of the Romanian-American community in the Washington DC.