Romania’s ambassador to Greece, George Ciamba dies


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Romania’s ambassador to Greece, Georga Ciamba, has died on Sunday night. He had also been Minister Delegate for European Affairs in 2019, when Romania held the presidency of the Council of the European Union.

“Ambassador George Ciamba passed away last night, after a long suffering, through which got through working until the last moment,” diplomat Mihnea Motoc announced on Facebook on Monday. Motoc describes Ciamba as “one of the most brilliant minds, political and diplomatic, of our generation and a man of great finesse.”

Ciamba was a career diplomat and worked in the Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs since December 1990.

From January 2017 until November 13, 2018, he served as Secretary of State for Bilateral and Strategic Affairs in the Euroatlantic Area.

In 2016, as a representative with special tasks for economic diplomacy, he contributed to the promotion and development of economic projects in which Romania has strategic interests, as well as to the consolidation of the inter-ministerial relationship for external economic representation.

Previously, in November 2012, he was Secretary of State for European Affairs.

From July 2003 to January 2005 he held the position of Secretary of State for Multilateral Affairs and later, Global, in the MFA.

During 1999 and 2003, George Ciamba was Romania’s ambassador to the Republic of Turkey, as well as Romania’s Permanent Representative to the Black Sea Economic Cooperation Organization, between 2001 and 2003.

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