Britain's Prince Charles is visiting Transylvania, the wooded region in northwest Romania where he owns several properties.

Charles met President Klaus Iohannis in Bucharest in Bucharest on Sunday before traveling to the remote village of Valea Zalanului where he owns a country retreat.

Iohannis and Charles discussed the situation in neighboring Ukraine and rural traditions that have been preserved in some parts of Romania, the presidential press office said.

Charles, who was seen Monday in Valea Zalanului, usually stays several days in Transylvania. The British embassy does not comment about his visits, due to their private nature.

Charles is enamored of the countryside and wildlife in Romania, which he has been visiting since 1998.

Iohannis was mayor of the Transylvanian city of Sibiu until he became president in December.