Diplomat Mihnea Constantinescu on Monday was awarded the Knight Medal of the Order of the Legion of Honour, which was handed to him by France’s Ambassador in Bucharest Philippe Gustin, who praised the ‘syntheses’ made by the Romanian official between ‘various currents.’ “ (…) In 1996 you finished the cycle of nuclear engineering studies and became a doctor. In 1996 too you started your career as a diplomat. Seven years later, in 2003, you received the rank of ambassador and today you are an ambassador in charge of energy security. … I suppose that the subject of energy has never been absent in your concerns, neither has it been absent in the official missions. This subject acquires in Romania, in Europe and the world over an important geopolitical dimension,” said Philippe Gustin. He also said that Mihnea Constantinescu managed to work with many of the Premiers Romania had after 1989.
Constantinescu thanked for the honour of being awarded the French decoration, saying that Romanian diplomats could be ‘an example’ for the ensemble of the public positions.