Teodor Viorel Meleşcanu
Teodor Viorel Meleşcanu is the current Minister of Foreign Affairs of Romania, politician, career diplomat and jurist. Mr. Meleşcanu graduated Law and post graduate studies in International Relations at the University of Bucharest and continued with doctoral studies at the University of Geneva. His diplomatic career started in 1966, when he entered the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, obtaining the rank of ambassador in 1992. Between 1978 and 1985, Mr. Meleşcanu held the position of Secretary at the Romanian Permanent Mission to the United Nations and in 1990 was appointed the Chief of the Department for Latin America, Asia and America. Afterwards, he held different leading positions, as Minister of Foreign Affairs (1992-1996), Minister of Defence (2007-2008), Minister of Justice ad interim (2008), and Director of the Romanian Foreign Intelligence Service (2012-2014). Regarding his parliamentary activity, Mr. Meleşcanu was elected three times in the Senate. He is a professor and a PhD Coordinator at National University of Political Studies and Public Administration (SNSPA).