Mircea Dumitru, Sorin Buse, and Maria Ligor have taken their oaths of office as Minister of Education, Minister of Transport, and Minister-Delegate for the Relation with Romanians Everywhere, respectively, in front of President Klaus Iohannis.
The ceremony was attended by Prime Minister Dacian Ciolos, members of the Cabinet, the ad-interim Speaker of the Chamber of Deputies, Florin Iordache, and several presidential advisers.
The decrees appointing new ministers – Mircea Dumitru as Education Minister, Sorin Buse – as Transport Minister and Maria Ligor – as Minister Delegate for Relation with Romanians Everywhere – were published on Thursday in the Official Gazette.
Also published in the Official Gazette has been the decree on appointing the chief of Prime Minister’s Chancellery, Dragos Tudorache as interim Communications Minister.
The head of state on Thursday signed these decrees, as well as the one revoking Maria Ligor as Romania’s Ambassador to Canada.
Iohannis to new ministers: You have to take care of sensitive, hard domains; I wish you success
President Klaus Iohannis wished success on Thursday to the new ministers of education, transport and for relation with Romanians everywhere, who were sworn in at Cotroceni Palace, with the head of state having mentioned that they will deal hard domains.
“You have to take care of sensitive and hard domains. I wish you a great deal of success,” said the president.
He congratulated the new ministers on taking over their posts.
The head of state transmitted Minister Delegate for Romanians Abroad Maria Ligor to show Romanians abroad that “we care about them.”
“Madam Minister, the Diaspora, the Romanians living outside the country are in our attention and I hope that you will find the most appropriate ways to show them that we care about them and, in the same way, please convince them that we need them,” said Iohannis.
He told the new Minister of Transport Sorin Buse that everyone would be watching him.
“Mr Minister of Transport, if you ask today anyone what Romania needs to develop better they will tell you infrastructure. So, it is clear, everyone will be watching you to make things move. There are countless started and abandoned construction sites and also under preparation. I wish you success, you have a lot of work,” added the head of state.
President Iohannis told the new Minister of Education Mircea Dumitru to take care of the “Educated Romania” project.
“Mr Minister of Education, you are taking over an area that, for many reasons, I hold dear. You, as a rector, and I have discussed repeatedly about what should be done. We have found during these discussions that we have similar approaches. There are many things that need solving, I wish you success. Take care of the ‘Educated Romania’ [project],” concluded the head of state.