The Foreign Minister Cristian Diaconescu started his visit to the US with a meeting with leaders of the Jewish community from America, on which occasion the head of the diplomacy from Bucharest assured them of the availability of the Romanian party to make a monument of the Holocaust, Mediafax reports.
“The minister met during the evening with Rabbi Andrew Baker, director for international affairs of the American Jewish Committee, and with Daniel Maraschin, executive vice president of B’nai B’rith International, Alin Serbanescu, spokesman MAE, declared on Thursday for Mediafax.
According to him, Minister Diaconescu discussed with the two officials about the current economic and financial crisis, but an important issue on the agenda of the talks was the project to build a monument of the Holocaust in Romania.
“The minister told them that he will discuss with the members of the Government from Bucharest about the achievement of this project in Romania. They discussed also about the drawing up of a road map for the accomplishment of the project,” Serbanescu said. The same also added that “the minister declared himself convinced that this project will be accomplished because there are no anti-Semite actions in Romania.” He also stressed that the minister is going to meet with Richard Lugar.
The Romanian Foreign Minister Cristian Diaconescu is paying a visit to Washington during May 6-8. This is the first bilateral contact at this level after the installation of the new Democrat administration at the White House. “This visit is extremely important for Romania. We resume in this way the political dialogue at the top with the American party after the changing of the administration. Our objective is to consolidate the strategic partnership between Romania and USA, and to identify new projects of collaboration, matching our potential and the mature relation which connects the two countries,” Minister Cristian Diaconescu declared before his departure, according to a MAE press release.