Romanian ambassador to the U.S., George Maior, has been summoned at the Romanian Foreign Ministry to give explanations following statements made on the topic of Rudolf Giuliani’s letter.
According to a press release issued by the Foreign Ministry (MAE), the Romanian ambassador in Washington presented a stance that was not approved within MAE or the Government and which doesn’t represent the ministry’s stance.
„We assure our international partners that there is political will of the Romanian Government and ruling coalition to guarantee the correct functioning of the rule of law, the observance of the fundamental rights and freedom, to develop a veritable democracy and to counter corruption. Mr. Ambassador George Maior had a stance that was not approved within the Foreign Ministry or within the Government and it doesn’t represent the MAE’s stance. A Romanian ambassador should be preoccupied that, in compliance with the Vienna Convention on the diplomatic relations, to always represent the interests of the Romanian state in the country where he is accredited. His role is to promote the national interest as it derives from the institutional consensus and to abstain from public statements which are negatively affecting the bilateral ties with other states. We remind that the lines of action of the ambassadors are agreed within the Romanian institutions and any deviation will lead to the author’s being held responsible (…) In this regard, Mr. Ambassador George Maior will be summoned for explanations at the MAE’s head office,” reads the press release.
Romanian Ambassador to Washington DC, George Maior, said that Rudolph Giuliani is a sparkling and combative character, the “expression of lobby initiated by some forces” which want to defend persons in Romania who have criminal problems.
“Mr. Giuliani is a sparkling anf combative character in the discussions in the US. I don’t know if he still is Mr. Trump’s lawyer, anyway, he is the expression of a lobby initiated by some forces interested in the defence of certain persons (in Romania – our note) who had problems with the judiciary,” George Maior said on Monday at the Annual Meeting of Romania Diplomacy.