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February 3, 2023

MAE welcomes confirmation of diplomat Hans G. Klemm as US ambassador to Romania

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MAE) has welcomed, on Thursday evening, the confirmation of diplomat Hans G. Klemm as ambassador of the United States of America in Bucharest.

“Welcome confirmation of Hans G. Klemm by US Senate as US Ambassador to Romania. Look forward to further deepening RO-US Strategic Partnership”, the Twitter account of MAE showed.

The US Senate confirmed diplomat Hans G. Klemm as the new Ambassador to Romania by voice vote on Wednesday, August 5.

Hans G. Klemm had his hearing in the Foreign Relations Committee on July 22, when he said Romania was a ‘friend” and a “partner” of the United States and a country that was not being vulnerable to the Russian propaganda, according to the US Senate website.

In answering the Senators’ questions about Romania’s vulnerability to the Russian propaganda, Hans G. Klemm said that it only had small effects in Romania, due to the difficult historical relations and also that, according to polls, the Romanian citizen rather had a negative perception about Russia, the public opinion being much more inclined to choose the US and the Occident over the Russia.

Romania is a “friend” and a “strategic partner” of the United States, Hans Klemm stated in front of the Foreign Relations Committee of the US Senate, and he committed himself to promote the bilateral relations and the anti-corruption efforts.

“I  am humbled and grateful for the confidence that the President and Secretary Kerry have placed in me. If confirmed, I pledge to promote our interest, protect American citizens, and encourage even stronger ties with our excellent ally and strategic partner, Romania,” Klemm said.

Hans G. Klemm got nominated for the position of Ambassador of the United Stated to Romania on March 24. He was heard by the US Foreign Relations Committee alongside other four diplomats, namely the US nominated ambassadors to Poland, Cyprus, Estonia and Norway.

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