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Romania’s next Ambassador to US Maior presents credentials to President Obama, unveils priorities of his mission

Romania’s next Ambassador to the US George Cristian Maior on Thursday presented his letters credentials to US President Barack Obama, whom he extended Romanians’ warm feelings toward the US, saying Obama can contribute substantially to deepening the partnership between the US and Romania.

The Romanian Embassy in the US says in a press statement that Maior underscored at the ceremony hosted by the White House the importance of the Strategic Partnership for the 21st century between Romania and the US to the relationships between the two countries and its relevance to regional stability and security.

“The strategic partnership is an important pillar for Romania’s foreign and security policy. The US support has helped Romania on the way to democratisation, human rights observance and adherence to the rule of law, making Romania a model for the countries in its geographical region,” Ambassador George Maior is quoted as saying and adding that Romania is an island of stability on the eastern flank of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.

Maior unveiled to Obama the priorities of his diplomatic mission: developing security cooperation; strengthening the economic dimension and commercial exchanges; encouraging investment and know-how transfer; consolidating energy security, as well as intensifying cooperation in the areas of education and innovation.

“Romania is firmly committed to improving its business environment, which is vital to attracting American investment and increasing trade,” said Maior.

Accompanying Ambassador George Cristian Maior to the White House ceremony were his wife and two children, the Romanian Embassy reports.

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