SRI Director George Maior awarded French Legion of Honour, degree of Chevalier

The Director of the Romanian Intelligence Service (SRI) George Maior has been awarded the French National Order of the Legion of Honour, degree of Chevalier by the President of the French Republic Francois Hollande. According to a SRI release, quoted by Agerpres, the decoration received on Thursday by the head of the Service is an acknowledgement of the special quality of the strategic relation between Romania and France, especially in areas less known to the public, such as intelligence work.
‘There are many things we do together all over the world, providing to our countries and citizens security, peace, and a dimension of the ultimate values that form the foundation of our society,’ Maior declared on this occasion. In his speech on this event, the SRI Director underlined the fact that nowadays, whenever challenges to the security of the region, of Europe, and of NATO intensify, Romania and France have the kind of mature, consolidated partnership that allows generating solutions for the appropriate management of such challenges. The ceremony hosted by the French Ambassador in Bucharest Philippe Gustin was attended by prominent members of the diplomatic, academic, governmental, and civil society circles. The Order awarded by the French president is France’s highest decoration; it was established by Napoleon Bonaparte in 1802.

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