DIPLOMACY

President Iohannis to present Romania’s main foreign policy directions to Diplomatic Corps on Wednesday

The President of Romania will meet on Tuesday a series of foreign ambassadors that will present their credentials, Presidential Spokesperson Madalina Dobrovolschi stated at a press conference on Friday, while presenting President Klaus Iohannis’s agenda in the following period. The ambassadors concerned are the ambassadors of Germany, Belarus, Mauritania, Sri Lanka, New Zealand and Ecuador.

Wednesday, January 18, the Romanian President will meet the heads of the diplomatic missions accredited to Romania, on which occasion he will present Romania’s main foreign policy directions. “This meeting, taking place at the start of each year, is a tradition,” Dobrovolschi pointed out.

On January 23, she announced, the President will be present at the Cotroceni National Museum, where he will attend the ‘Places and Sounds of the Union of 1859’ event. “It’s an event marking 158 years since the Union of Principalities. And, in the same context, on the same occasion, I would like to point out that on January 24 the Presidency will be represented at the level of Presidential Aide and State Aide at all the events dedicated to this day occasioned by the Union of Principalities, events set to take place in Iasi, Focsani and Bucharest,” the presidential spokesperson added.

“On January 24-25, the President of Romania will be present in Strasbourg, at the Council of Europe. The central element of this trip is a speech that he will hold at the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe. It is a practice for this forum to invite high-level personalities, heads of state, of government, heads of international institutions, to hold such speeches in the plenum of the annual sessions,” Dobrovolschi also mentioned in a press conference at the Cotroceni Presidential Palace.

According to her, the head of state will meet the Secretary General of the Council of Europe, the President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, the President of the Venice Commission and the President of the ECHR.

Likewise, worthy of mention, President Klaus Iohannis will attend, alongside the Secretary General of the Council of Europe and the President of the Republic of Cyprus, country that is currently holding the president of the Council of Europe, the ceremony marking the International Holocaust Remembrance Day.

The spokesperson also said that Klaus Iohannis will meet the Romanian employees of the Council of Europe, as well as the representatives of the Romanian community in the Alsace region.

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