Lazar Comanescu, Iohannis’ new presidential adviser

President Klaus Iohannis signed on Tuesday, before departing to France on his first official bilateral visit, the decree for appointing Lazar Comanescu to the office of presidential adviser.

The new presidential adviser, Lazar Comanescu, will take up office on 16 February 2015. L. Comanescu is 65 years old, he is a professional diplomat and has been Romania’s Ambassador to Germany and Minister of Foreign Affairs from April 2008 to December 2008, in the Tariceanu Cabinet.

From 2001 to 2007, L. Comanescu was the Head of the Romanian Mission to the European Union. After accession, until 14 April 2008, he was Romania’s Permanent Representative to the EU.

From 1998 to 2001 he headed the Romanian Mission to NATO and the EU.

Lazar Comanescu began his diplomatic career 42 years ago, with the International Economic Organisations Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He has been in almost every position in the Foreign Ministry, from counsellor, minister’s counsellor, staff director, director general or secretary of state. Lazar Comanescu holds a PH.D in International Economic Relations awarded by ASE Bucharest.


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