New Permanent Representative of Romania Presents Credentials to the Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva
Răzvan-Victor Rusu, the new Permanent Representative of Romania to the United Nations Office at Geneva, today presented his credentials to Tatiana Valovaya, the Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva.
Prior to his appointment to Geneva, Mr. Rusu had been serving as the Permanent Representative of Romania to the Council of Europe from October 2016 to May 2022. He was the head of the Romanian delegation to the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance between 2014 and 2017. He served as Director General for Regional Affairs in the Romanian Foreign Ministry between 2012 and 2016. Concurrently, from June 2013 to August 2016, he served as the Special Envoy of the Ministry to the European Union’s Eastern Partnership. Between 2007 and 2012, Mr. Rusu was Romania’s Ambassador Italy, also accredited as Ambassador to Malta and to San Marino. At the same time, he was Permanent Representative of Romania to the United Nations agencies based in Rome.
Mr. Rusu joined the Romanian Diplomatic Service in 1997. Between 1997 and 1999, he worked in the United Nations Department of the Foreign Ministry and in the Cabinet of the Romanian Foreign Minister. Between 1999 and 2003, he worked in the Permanent Mission of Romania to the United Nations in New York. Between 2003 and 2004, he held the position of Foreign Policy Advisor to the Prime Minister of Romania.
Mr. Rusu was born on 1 June 1970 in Romania. He holds a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in engineering from the Bucharest Institute of Civil Engineering, Romania (1990 to 1995) and a master’s degree in international affairs and European integration from the National School of Political and Administrative Studies in Bucharest, Romania (1997).
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