The outgoing French ambassador to Romania, Henri Paul, yesterday paid a farewell visit to President Traian Basescu. Romania’s president asked the French ambassador to convey his greetings to France’s President Nicolas Sarkozy, along with the message that Romania remains deeply attached to the European construction, Mediafax reports. In his turn, Henri Paul thanked the Romanian president for preserving and developing the ties between the two countries. Also yesterday, the head of state received the farewell visit of Republic of Ireland’s ambassador John Morahan. President Basescu thanked the outgoing ambassador for Ireland’s support over the EU funds absorption issue. While the Irish diplomat expressed his sadness at his term coming to an end, he nonetheless assured the president of the striving to find the best means for cooperation possible. Before those farewell visits, the president received the accreditation letters presented by the incoming ambassador of Morocco – Faouz El Achchabi, Republic of Peru – Jose Antonio Arrospide del Busto – and Australia – John Jerome Griffin, respectively.