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New U.S. Ambassador to Romania Adrian Zuckerman presents credentials to President Iohannis: The people of Romania have no better friend than the people of the United States

Adrian Zuckerman, the new U.S. Ambassador to Romania, presented his credentials to President Klaus Iohannis during a ceremony held on Tuesday at Cotroceni Palace.  Ambassador Zuckerman told President Iohannis, “The people of Romania have no better friend than the people of the United States.”

“We had a very good first talk. We are determined to continue the Strategic Partnership that we have. Mr. Ambassador is very willing to fully get involved in the development of all aspects of this partnership. We reiterated together the most important aspects, the meetings I had with President Trump, the fact that Romania in NATO is a serious, credible partner, allotting the promised resources. In the economy area, we agreed to continue in a fast pace all the demarches to persuade US investors to come to Romania and to continue the very good ongoing projects,” President Iohannis said at the Cotroceni Palace, after he welcomed Zuckerman.

In this context, Ambassador Adrian Zuckerman voiced his firm commitment to contribute to the strong development of the Strategic Partnership, expressing the appreciation which Romania enjoys from President Donald Trump.

According to a Presidential Administration release, the U.S. Ambassador underlined that he would act to support the Romanian authorities in the demarches for the consolidation of the rule of law and the fight against corruption, according to a Presidential Administration release.

The two officials evoked the excellent political relations between the two countries, highlighting the need to consolidate the economic relations and agreeing to continue, in a fast pace, the demarches for the significant enhancement of US investments in Romania, the quoted source informs.

In the afternoon, the US diplomat was scheduled to meet the PM Ludovic Orban at the Victoria Governmental Palace.

Ambassador Adrian Zuckerman was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on November 20 and was sworn in by President Donald Trump on November 22. He replaces Hans Klemm, who left Romania on Saturday.

A prominent New York attorney, Ambassador Zuckerman was born in Romania and emigrated to the United States at age 10 with his parents, Emil and Aura.

On Saturday, the new US Ambassador accredited to Romania was welcomed by Foreign Minister Bogdan Aurescu, in which context the latter brought to mind the objective, of outmost importance for Romanians, of Romania’s accessing the Visa Waiver Program.


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