Romanian Ambassador Chosen to be New NATO Assistant Secretary General

Romanian Ambassador Sorin Ducaru

From Foreign Ministry of Romania:  Foreign Minister Titus Corlăţean welcomes the designation of Ambassador Sorin Ducaru as NATO Assistant Secretary General for Emerging Security Risks.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs received with satisfaction the announcement made by NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen, who informed the North Atlantic Council on 22 May 2013 of his decision to designate Sorin Ducaru, Romania’s Ambassador to NATO, as Assistant Secretary General for Emerging Security Challenges, based on the outcome of the contest held at the beginning of May 2013.

Ambassador Sorin Ducaru is a career diplomat having been with the MFA for 20 years. His experience includes activity in the political analysis directorate, as adviser to the Minister and spokesman of the MFA, director of the ministry’s NATO directorate. He served as Romania’s ambassador to the UN, ambassador to the USA, as well as permanent representative of Romania to NATO; in the last 17 months he has also been Dean of the North Atlantic Council.

The position of Assistant Secretary General for Emerging Security Challenges is a top position within the Emerging Security Challenges Division and is to be taken over in October 2013.

“The holding by Romania of this position in the NATO leadership represents, beyond confirmation of the competent Romanian candidacy, recognition of the role, contributions and strategic profile of Romania within NATO, as well as a major result of the strategy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on actively promoting the Romanian candidacies to influential top positions in international organizations, notably the EU and NATO,” Minister Titus Corlăţean stated. . . .

The Emerging Security Challenges Division is one of NATO’s political divisions, created in 2010, in the context of the adoption of NATO’s New Strategic Concept, in order to design and promote the policies and programs of the Alliance in response to the 21st century security challenges. The division manages issues related to cyber defence, energy security, nonproliferation of weapons of mass destruction, the fight against terrorism, as well as the Alliance’s strategic analysis capability.  (photo: Epoch Times-Romania)

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