A volume that includes over 30 studies signed by Romanian diplomats, referring to the foreign affairs of Romania during the Cold War was launched on Tuesday at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MAE). “Pages of Romania’s Diplomacy” was structured on chapters featuring activities, some of them of bilateral diplomacy, and other of the latest form of contemporary diplomacy, the multilateral diplomacy. Diplomats, including a few former Ambassadors, reveal moments and successes registered by Romania in relations with European and Asian countries, as well as nations of the Middle East, America and Africa. Facts are counted by the persons who effectively and personally attended these events, conceived the actions, formulated the mandate and completed it, Diplomat Ioan Anghel declared. “It is a book of confessions, sort of a memory book, where the authors are not mere witnesses, but lead actors of the events they are narrating, and the impression of authenticity is overwhelming. Each study reveals a bit of experience of the diplomacy of those times,” Ioan Anghel continued. He admitted that memory books might be suspected of subjectivity, but expressed his opinion that such elements are only present in “a reasonable and acceptable amount” in the present book. “Authors show how they adapted to a system and contributed to the realization of our national interests. (…) The volume includes a great study potential, possessed by the members of the diplomatic community”, Ioan Anghel mentioned. In his opinion, the study represents proof of the “seriousness” foreign affairs were conducted with by the Romanian officials. Nothing was improvised; nothing was made without calculating the changes and the international circumstances. (…) An intelligent and efficient diplomacy may only be the expression of considerate foreign policies that avoid all forms of improvisation,” Ioan Anghel outlined.