The Lower Chamber and Senate’s Foreign Policy Commissions gave their approval on Monday to Presidential Chancellery Director Dan Mihalache’s assignment as ambassador to London.
Asked by journalists who will take his place at the helm of the Presidential Chancellery, Dan Mihalache gave no details. “I don’t know. The President will decide,” Mihalache (photo) answered.
Also on Monday, the MPs approved five of the 19 persons that President Klaus Iohannis nominated as ambassadors. The five persons approved were: Carmen Liliana Burlacu – Czech Republic, Ioana Bivolaru – Portugal, Gabriela Dancau – Spain, Razvan Rotundu – Finland and Mihaela Camarasan – Estonia, Agerpres informs.
The commissions will convene in joint session on Tuesday and Wednesday too in order to hear the rest of the nominees.
Ex-president Traian Basescu attacks Dan Mihalache
Ex-president Traian Basescu claims that proposing Dan Mihalache as ambassador to the United Kingdom is “an error” and if the head of the Presidential Chancellery wants to be ambassador he should be assigned “somewhere in Africa.”
“Appointing Dan Mihalache as Romania’s ambassador to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is a serious error. An argument in favour of this statement would be too complicated, nor could it be complete given the complex of interests that Romania has in her relation with London,” Basescu wrote on Facebook. The former president says that the Romanian-British relation can be maintained at an appropriate level only with a diplomat that is “professional, experienced and knows well” the two countries’ mutual interests.
“Appointing politruk Dan Mihalache as Romania’s ambassador to London is a serious diplomatic error. If he really has to be an ambassador, maybe we could try assigning him somewhere in Africa?” the PMP President added.