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PSD’s Dragnea says FM should deliver an analysis on benefits to the state brought by each head of diplomatic mission

PSD Chairman, Chamber of Deputies Speaker, Liviu Dragnea, has announced on Monday that he expects from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MAE) an analysis on the benefits brought to the Romanian state by each head of mission or commercial attaché, a topic to be discussed by the ruling coalition.

“I will speak with Mr. Tariceanu (ALDE leader, Senate Speaker – our note). We haven’t discussed this issue lately. We will talk and in the coming period I expect from the Foreign Ministry an analysis, so that the coalition, the prime minister, all understand what benefits to the state were brought by the heads of diplomatic missions and commercial attachés. Foreign policy cannot be effective unless it can be quantified by the positive effects to the state or by the approaches conducted by the economic dimension,” Liviu Dragnea said during the PSD sitting on Monday.

He stressed that he and the prime minister expect from MAE the proposal for ambassador in Israel. “It’s more than a year since Romania does not have an ambassador in Israel and this is not right,” he said, adding that the proposal should come from the foreign minister.

“The foreign minister should file the proposal and the prime minister will have a viewpoint. The coalition will also have a viewpoint, then the proposal goes to the president. Any proposal for ambassador is signed by the president and counter-signer by the premier,” Dragnea said.

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