On Wednesday, U.S. President Donald Trump nominated Adrian Zuckerman, who immigrated to the United States from Romania at the age of ten, for the office of U.S. ambassador to Bucharest, a White House press release informs.
According to the press release, Zuckerman was admitted to the New York bar in 1984, and is currently a partner in the international law firm Seyfarth Shaw LLP.
He has over 30 years’ experience in representing multinational, national and local real-estate companies. Likewise, Zuckerman was also arbitrator within the Real Estate Board.
Zuckerman is also member of the board of Kids Corp., a non-profit organisation helping least favoured youth in Newark, New Jersey.
Adrian Zuckerman immigrated to the United States from Romania at the age of ten, being fluent in Romanian.
According to ABC News, the process of nominating and confirming U.S. ambassadors takes approximately three months. To be confirmed as ambassador, the nominated candidate must be confirmed by the U.S. Senate.
On June 11, Foreign Minister Teodor Melescanu announced the replacement of U.S. Ambassador to Bucharest Hans Klemm, adding only that his replacement is fluent in Romanian.
Hans Klemm assumed the duties of U.S. Ambassador to Romania in September 2015. He was previously Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of Human Resources of the Department of State. From July 2013 to December 2014, he served as Acting Director General of the Foreign Service and Acting Director of Personnel of the Department of State.
ForMin Melescanu, about new US Ambassador nomination: Glad to have ambassador with ties to Romania
Foreign Affairs Minister Teodor Melescanu stated on Wednesday, with regard to the nomination of the new United States’ Ambassador in Bucharest, Adrian Zuckerman, that he is glad about the arrival of an ambassador who has ties to Romania, voicing the conviction that the Strategic Partnership between the two countries will experience an upward trend.
“The message is quite simple: we are glad to have an ambassador who has ties to Romania. He is born in Romania, he speaks Romanian perfectly and I am absolutely sure that during his mandate, the Strategic Partnership between Romania and the United States will experience an upward trend,” Teodor Melescanu told Agerpres.