German Chancellor Angela Merkel will arrive in Romania in an official visit to Bucharest, German state secretary for European Affairs Werner Hoyer declared on Tuesday. The perspective of a visit was known but it was not pinned so far. Even if the German official did not offer any other information related to the visit, he confirmed that Merkel will visit Bucharest in October.

The visit is important for several reasons like the economic and political bilateral relation. Its importance increases as Romania is getting ready to join Schengen and Paris authorities are always referring that its joining should be conditioned on the way Romania sees fit to find solutions to integrate the Rroma.

Romania plans to sign a strategic partnership with Germany, like the ones it has with the US, France or Poland.