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March 4, 2021

Romania’s Ambassador to the US Maior meets SRI Committee’s Manda: I have no reason not to accept committee’s invitation for the hearing

Romania’s Ambassador to the US George Maior (photo) and former director of the Romanian Intelligence Service (SRI), stated on Friday that he had a “very good” discussion with chair of the Parliamentary Committee overseeing the Romanian Intelligence Service (SRI).

Claudiu Manda, mentioning that “it is in everyone’s interest” to clarify certain aspects presented in the public space.

“We established a date [for the hearing in the Committee – ed.n.]. I believe that we had a very good talk. It’s in everyone’s interest that certain aspects which surfaced in the public space be clarified. I have no reason, as I have never had, not to accept the invitation of any committee in order to discuss any issues raised by the members of that committee. I look forward to concluding this discussion and, at the same time, to carrying out very well the mandate as ambassador to the US,” Maior said at the end of his meeting with Manda in Parliament.

Subsequently, Claudiu Manda announced that George Maior will be heard in the Committee on 27 February, taking into account that he was the former Director of the Romanian Intelligence Service. The meeting on Friday between Maior and Manda lasted approximately one hour.


SRI Committee’s Manda: We intend to hear Sebastian Ghita


Parliamentary Committee overseeing the Romanian Intelligence Service (SRI) intends to hear Sebastian Ghita, said the committee’s chairman Claudiu Manda on Friday.

“We intend hear Mr. Ghita. This is possible, observing the Classified Information Law. We will not discuss classified information, but things that we can clear up.” We can do this by videoconference. It depends also on Mr. Ghita’s wish. It remains to be seen in the coming period,” Manda said in Parliament.

The intention to hear Sebastian Ghita had been announced by Claudiu Manda also in September 2017.


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