Ambassador Simona Miculescu, Romania’s permanent representative to the United National Organization (UN) has been appointed representative of the UN secretary general and director of the UN Office in Belgrade, according to a release on Tuesday sent by the Romanian Foreign Affairs Ministry (MAE) to Agerpres.
Minister of Foreign Affairs Bogdan Aurescu, hailed the appointment of Simona Miculescu in the two positions. She will lead the UN activities in Belgrade in support of the United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK) and also regional actives for UN and UNMIK.
“I congratulate Mrs. Ambassador Simona Miculescu for her appointment in this important office within the UN system. Romania, through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, actively promotes diplomats in such positions of high responsibility and this is the highest position ever obtained by a Romania diplomat within the UN system. Moreover, Ambassador Miculescu’s appointment in this position also represents an obvious appreciation of her achievements during her term in New York and also a confirmation of Romania’s activity within the UN,” Minister Bogdan Aurescu said, in the MAE release.
Over 2000-2004, Simona Miculescu was a Foreign Policy Adviser to the Romanian President and in 2002 she became an ambassador. Moreover, she was spokesperson for MAE and also head of MAE’s press office and adviser to the Minister of Foreign Affairs for the relation with the mass media.
“During her activity at the Romanian Embassy in Washington she held the position of a press secretary. Moreover, she was the main adviser of the Iraqi Government on public communication issues over 2006-2007 and coordinator of the Department of Public Information of the UN Mission for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) in Kosovo (1999-2000),” informed MAE in the release.