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May 19, 2022

FM Diaconescu to pay official visit to US in May

The Romanian Foreign Minister will take part in an official visit to the United States in early May, where he will meet with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, as announced by the MAE spokesperson. According to Serbanescu, the two officials will tackle the issue of bilateral ties in the context of the new administration in Washington. Diaconescu is also set to visit Great Britain at the end of this month, his subsequent agenda also including visits in Egypt and Austria. According to Agerpres, on April 28 Cristian Diaconescu will take part in the Romania-Bulgaria-Greece trilateral, with the location of the even yet to be established. Foreign Minister Cristian Diaconescu has postponed the visit scheduled for yesterday and today in Azerbaijan. The reasons for the decision have to do with the situation in Italy but also with his participation in the Government meeting on Wednesday, Alin Serbanescu, the spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MAE), stated for Agerpres. Serbanescu dismissed the allegations according to which the postponement of the visit has something to do with the protests in Chisinau. Cristian Diaconescu was scheduled to meet with his Azerbaijani counterpart but also with Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev, Speaker of the Parliament Ogtay Asadov and First Deputy Prime Minister Yagub Eyubov.

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