Jinga was welcomed by Ban Ki-moon at the United Nations headquarters in New York. The Romanian official said it was “an honour and a privilege” to represent his country at the only global international organisation. During the discussion that followed, the Secretary-General wished the new Romanian resident representative welcome and stressed the challenges currently facing the international community need an enhanced effort of the multilateral diplomacy at the centre of which there is the U.N., the ministry said.
Ban Ki-moon remarked “in a personal note” the diplomatic experience and the previous professional training of the Romanian ambassador and said the ambassadors with a scientific training understand the U.N. system very well.
Jinga, in turn, underscored that Romania has a “remarkable” tradition in multilateral diplomacy, “with high professional standards, set by reputed Romanian diplomat Nicolae Titulescu, who was the president of the League of Nations twice”. He pointed out that the relation with the U.N. represents “a constant priority of the Romanian foreign policy”.
“Amid the current international circumstances, in which the states must cope with a very large array of global problems, the solutions should be searched in multilateral cooperation and the U.N. is at the centre of such effort. Romania’s approach is that we cannot have security without development, or sustainable development without security. The challenges are linked to one another and that is why the solutions should be too”, the ministry quotes Jinga as saying.
The ambassador also reiterated Romania’s firm commitment to the principles and objectives of the U.N. Charter.