Both Romanian President Traian Basescu and PM Calin Popescu Tariceanu congratulated Barack Obama and wished him good luck in fulfilling his mandate. A press release of the Presidency, remitted to Romanian news agency NewsIn, reads about the growing strategic relations between the two countries, about the substantial political dialogue and American investments in Romania and increased bilateral commercial ties.

Moreover, Basescu addressed the importance of the transatlantic partnership for Romania, as both EU and NATO member, NewsIn informs. President Basescu declared that Obama's victory is historical and not only empowered the Americans but also raised the interests of Romanians by consolidating their trust in the American democracy.

Romanian PM Calin Popescu Tariceanu stressed, in his message, the importance of the bilateral relations between the two countries and Romania's willingness to enrich the collaboration, especially at the regional level, a press release of the Chancellery reads.

Democrat Barack Obama won the US Presidency on Tuesday: after two years of extraordinary campaigning he managed to secure an overwhelming victory in front of more experienced Republican John McCain.

Aged 47, Obama will have to face the extremely difficult economic situation: the US undergoes its worse financial crisis since 1929. Barack Obama will be invested as the 44th US President on January 20, 2009.