The ambassador met the Romanians living in Los Angeles during an event organized on January 26 by the ‘Viitorul Roman Society’ in order to celebrate the 1859 Union of the Romanian Principalities and the birthday anniversary of poet Mihai Eminescu, Agerpres informs. President of the organization Ionela Kloes read several congratulatory letters on the two anniversaries. In the speech delivered on this occasion Ambassador Iulian Buga confessed that he ‘has always regarded with passion, with interest and with love people who tried to have another life in other countries, but who, one way or another. Referring to the plans he has in his capacity as Ambassador Buga said that he was trying to see how he could promote Romania’s image even better, together with the big collective group, the consulates general and the honorary ones included. The diplomat described the relation between Romania and the United States as ‘very sound in its deepness’ and said that the Romanian-born Americans were ‘a bridge connecting’ Romania and the United States and ‘an example of citizens of the modern world.’ The visit to Los Angeles was the first one paid by Iulian Buga in his capacity as Ambassador to a Romanian community in the United States, reads the above-mentioned release. According to the source mentioned above, before the beginning of the event, the Ambassador met a delegation of the Romanian-born Americans living in the Los Angeles area that wrote a letter to Secretary of State John Kerry asking him to support the struggle against corruption in Romania. ‘The Viitorul Roman Society’ was founded in 1926 and is the oldest Romanian-American organization west of the Mississippi. The main aim of the organization is to promote the cultural and historical values of Romania among the Romanian-born Americans in southern California.