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May 10, 2021

Singapore MPs question the government over Silviu Ionescu case

The members of the Singapore Parliament want to be informed by the government, in tomorrow’s session, about the case of Silviu Ionescu, the former Romanian attaché in the Asian state, who is accused of having caused a road accident that killed one local, Channel News Asia web site reports. Additionally, they want to know if “Singapore will analyse the possibility of drastic measures that may escalate to breaking diplomatic ties,” adds the news site. The Foreign Minister of Singapore, George Yeo and his Romanian counterpart Teodor Baconschi exchanged letters over the Ionescu case, reads a press release posted by the Foreign Ministry of Singapore on its internet site.

In two distinct letter, Yeo informed Baconschi about appointing Singapore’s ambassador in Brussels as special envoy to Romania, and about the visit he will pay to Bucharest.

In his two letters of answer, Minister Baconschi welcomed the visit of the Singaporean envoy and promised he will grant him full support in fulfilling his mission. Silviu Ionescu, Romania’s ‘ad interim’ attaché in Singapore, is accused of having caused two road accidents that resulted in three victims – one dead – on December 15, while he was driving the Audi A6 automobile belonging to the Romanian Embassy.

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