The Romanian Academy yesterday awarded the “Academic Merit” distinction to Liu Zengwen, the ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to Romania. Academician Ionel Haiduc, president of the Romanian Academy, praised Ambassador Liu Zengwen’s contribution to the development of relations between the two countries. In his turn, the Chinese ambassador thanked the Romanian Academy for the distinctions awarded to him throughout his mission in Romania. The Chinese top diplomat referred to the very good level of Romanian-Chinese cultural and scientific relations, expressing his hope that political and economic relations between the two countries will continue along a similar path. Liu Zengwen is at the end of his mission in Romania.