At noon today, Ambassador Kathleen Kavalec presented her Letter of Credence to President of Romania Klaus Iohannis at Bucharest’s Cotroceni Palace. Ambassador Kavalec was accompanied by Mark Taplin, her husband. Also in attendance were Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Bucharest David Muniz as well as several staff.
With the official beginning of her tenure in Romania, Ambassador Kavalec and President Iohannis spoke of the abiding friendship between our nations and peoples as well as the incredible democratic strides which Romania has made over the course of the three decades following the Revolution. The leaders also addressed the ongoing Russian invasion of Romania’s neighbor, Ukraine, as well as the Ambassador’s priorities in the years to come, including our security partnership, closer cooperation on energy independence and energy security, increasing bilateral trade and foreign direct investment, and continued progress in government transparency and the rule of law.
Ambassador Kavalec brings the experience of a full diplomatic career to the bilateral relationship and has served in numerous countries—including previously in Romania. Ambassador Kavalec’s official biography is available here.
Ambassador Kavalec may be followed on Twitter: @USAmbRo.
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