IRSEA's President and Founder, H.E. Ambassador Gheorghe Săvuică contributes to two edited volumes on Romania's Foreign Affairs, marking the Cetennial of the Great Union of Romania

IRSEA's President and Founder, H.E. Ambassador Gheorghe Săvuică contributes to two edited volumes on Romania's Foreign Affairs, marking the Cetennial of the Great Union of Romania

At the beginning of 2019, under the auspices of the Romanian Academy and the Association of Ambassadors and Career Diplomats of Romania, two volumes dedicated to "FOREIGN POLICY AND DIPLOMACY OF ROMANIA DURING A CENTURY SINCE THE ACCOMPLISHMENT OF GREAT ROMANIA" by H.E. Ambassador Ion M. Anghel, president of the Association of Ambassadors and Career Diplomats of Romania. His Excellency is, at the same time, university professor doctor, honorary member of the Romanian Academy of Scientists, honorary member of the Academy of Legal Studies, President of the Romanian Society of European Law, part of the European Federation of European Law, as well as an honorary member of the Romanian Institute of European - Asia Studies (IRSEA).

 

In 2019, H.E. Ambassador Ion M. Anghel turns 92 years old. In his capacity as president of the Association of Ambassadors and Career Diplomats in Romania, he was the initiator, with direct, active, energetic, patriotic and particularly fruitful involvement, of several editorial projects meant to outline the directions of Romania's foreign policy and of Diplomatic Corps. At the same time, His Excellency represents an outstanding liaison and consistent bondage among his colleagues, who responded promptly and enthusiastically to his call, meant to leave a legacy, especially to young people, in terms of knowledge of Romania's foreign policy from the perspective of those who took an active part in the events and transposed into practice the foreign policy of Romania for several decades - the best source of information for the elaboration of documents of such exceptional historical importance.

 

In his introductory speech to the two volumes, entitled "Preface", Ambassador Ion M. Anghel stressed the importance of Romania as an active and dignified actor in the international arena, as well as his will that the past diplomatic efforts, with their teachings, as a honouring and useful legacy, will be available to the next generations as a superior form of legitimation of the Romanian state, one that will continue to support the prosperity and advancement of the Romanian nation.

 

IRSEA's President, H.E. Ambassador Gheorghe Săvuică, had the special honor of co-authoring with H.E. late Ambassador Marcel Dinu - an illustrious diplomat of Romania - two chapters, respectively, "Considerations on Romania's relations with the Republic of Moldova" in Volume I - Crucial Moments and "Some Considerations on the development of Romania's relations with Asia, Middle East, Africa and Latin America in the second half of the twentieth century" in Volume II - Romania, active player in the International Arena".

 

Between 1990 and 2002, late Ambassador Marcel Dinu, participated in all the aspects that pertain to Romania's special and privileged relations with the Republic of Moldova, from the position of Director, Secretary of State in the MFA and Secretary of State at the Government of Romania. He contributed directly to the drafting of the Declaration of Recognition of the Independence of the Republic of Moldova and was the initiator of the first project for developing relations with the Republic of Moldova, which he coordinated from the position of Head of the Interministerial Committee and the Romanian Government Office for Republic of Moldova, as well as Romanian Ambassador to Chisinau. He represented Romania at the quadripartite meetings on Transnistria. He was in charge of organizing the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Moldova and training the young diplomats of the young independent state from the position of adviser to the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Moldova. He accompanied Presidents Mircea Snegur, Petru Lucinschi and Vladimir Voronin during their visits to Bucharest.

 

He has effectively contributed to the development of our country's relations with countries in Asia-Pacific, the Middle East, Africa and Latin America, which, based on his outstanding expertise, has coordinated for over twenty years within UNIDO and the Romanian MFA, as director, then secretary of state in this ministry. He was Ambassador to the Federal Republic of Germany, the Republic of Moldova and Egypt.

 

H.E. Ambassador Gheorghe Săvuică graduated from the Institute of International Relations in Moscow, being a speaker of Indonesian, English and Russian and a specialist in Southeast Asia. For almost 40 years of active service, as well as over 13 years after his retirement in 2006, he promoted with loyalty and full involvement, the interests of Romania from different positions. In the MFA Headquarters he was a referent for Southeast Asia, deputy director and then director of the Asia-Pacific Directorate, director for the Republic of Moldova, secretary of the Fund of the Romanian Government for the Republic of Moldova and, finally, general director of the Department for Asia-Pacific, Middle East, Africa and Latin America. In his over 30 years of foreign service, he was attaché to the Romanian Embassy in Jakarta, Chargés d'affaires en pied in Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Philippines, Cyprus, Finland / Estonia and Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Romania in Pakistan and Indonesia. After retirement, he established the Romanian-Malaysian Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Romanian Institute of Europe-Asia Studies (IRSEA). Since 2013 he acts as Honorary Consul for Sri Lanka in Romania.