Israel’s Embassy in Bucharest has confirmed that PM Benjamin Netanyahu has postponed visit to Romania due to other commitments. The visit had been scheduled for August, while the delay comes amid debates on the relocation of Romania’s embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
According to a statement of Israeli ambassador in Bucharest, Tamar Samash to our newspaper, the Romanian-Israeli G2G meeting in Romania due in August will be rescheduled.
“Romania’s Government has been informed about the postponement. Prime Minister Netanyahu voiced his intention to come to Romania accompanied by an official delegation which will enhance the bilateral ties,” reads the Israeli ambassador’s statement.
The information of the postponement of the visit has been initially released by Israeli journalist Attila Somfalvi.
Last week, the Directorate for Investigating Organized Crime and Terrorism (DIICOT) started the investigation in rem in the case of the criminal complaint against Prime Minister Viorica Dăncilă.
The prosecutors’ action takes place following the criminal complaint filed by Liberal leader Ludovic Orban against Dăncilă and concerns the Gov’t memorandum on the relocation of the Romanian embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
The Liberal leader accuses PM Dancila of high treason, of presenting information in bad faith to the Romanian President, of usurpation and disclosing state secret information.
Orban asked the prosecutors to probe into all details related to the adoption of the memorandum on the embassy to Jerusalem. According to the complaint, the memorandum adopted by the Government has brought serious prejudice to the country.
Romanian PM Viorica Dancila met Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu on April 25 this year within an official visit she had paid to Israel, when Netanyahu had hailed the Romanian Government’s move to adopt the memorandum launching the debate on the relocation of Romania’s embassy to Jerusalem.