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Bogdan Aurescu appointed presidential advisor

President Klaus Iohannis appointed former Foreign Minister Bogdan Aurescu presidential advisor with the Foreign Policy Department, effective as of this Friday, informs a release of the Presidential Administration.

The position had been previously held by incumbent Foreign Minister Lazar Comanescu.

Career diplomat Bogdan Aurescu served as Foreign Minister between November 24, 2014 – November 17, 2015 and previously filled the position of Secretary of State with the Foreign Ministry.

Between 2010 – 2011 Aurescu was chief negotiator of the Romanian – U.S. Ballistic Missile Defense Agreement and of the Romania – U.S. Joint Declaration on Strategic Partnership for the 21st Century.

Aurescu was Romania’s Agent before the International Court of Justice, coordinating – throughout the procedures – the work of the team which represented Romania in the maritime Black Sea delimitation case vs. Ukraine, which was settled in February 2009.

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