His Excellency, Iulian Buga, the Romanian ambassador to the United States of America has visited New York City on October 15th, where he attended a series of events in his honor. They included a presentation at Columbia University, the Harriman Institute, followed by a luncheon at the St. Regis Hotel hosted by the Franklin Templeton Fund (for Fondul Proprietatea Romania, Marius Dan investor relation manager) and a panel discussion with the members of Romanian-American Chambers of Commerce (RACC).
At Columbia University, ambassador Buga, was greeted by Professor Alexander Cooley, the Chair of the Political Science Department and by Valerii Kuchynski, former Ukrainian ambassador to the United Nations and professor of International Affairs at the Harriman Institute. The Romanian ambassador engaged the panel in a stimulating discussion on the current geopolitical situation in Central Eastern Europe. The topic debated was “Changing Boarders in the Enlarged Black Sea: Romanian’s Quest for Sovereignty”.
At the Romanian American Chamber of Commerce, ambassador Buga, was welcomed by Mr. Herbert Rubin, the 96 years-old partner of Herzfeld & Rubin Law Firm, Elias Wexler, the president of the New York RACC chapter and by Stefan Minovici, the newly elected president of RACC International Chapter. The ambassador discussed Romania’s position as a strategic NATO partner and European Union member vis-à-vis Russia’s aggression and territorial expansionary policies, as well as the political and economic implications for the surrounding countries and the impact of the EU’s economic sanctions imposed on Russia.