U.S. Ambassador Hans Klemm stated on Monday, after meeting Justice Minister Tudorel Toader for approximately one hour, that he conveyed to the Romanian official his and his country’s support for the strengthening of the rule of law. Asked whether Laura Kovesi should resign from the helm of the National Anticorruption Directorate (DNA), following the Constitutional Court’s ruling on the probe into government emergency ordinance no.13 (GEO 13), Klemm said that he and the Justice Minister did not discuss any issues concerning persons.
“I was here to introduce myself to the Justice Minister. We had a very good talk about the history of cooperation between the United States and Romania, and I assured the Justice Minister of my and my country’s continued interest in supporting the efforts to strengthen the rule of law in Romania and to fight against corruption,” Hans Klemm stated when leaving the Justice Ministry.
Asked whether the Chief Prosecutor of the DNA should resign following the Constitutional Court’s ruling on the probe into GEO 13, the American Ambassador pointed out: “We didn’t discuss issues related to persons.”
“The representatives of the U.S. embassy constantly meet Romanian officials to discuss bilateral issues of joint interest,” the embassy’s press bureau pointed out in relation to the visit that Ambassador Hans Klemm paid to Justice Minister Tudorel Toader.