Adrian Zuckerman, the Romanian-born American ambassador to Romania, ended his mandate before due time. Sources claim the recent incidents from Washington, when rioters entered the Capitol, could have something to do with this. His departure from office was expected, though, along with other politically named ambassadors, but only few expected for the ambassador to leave before the new administration is sworn in.
A republican by his political views, before acting as American ambassador to Romania Mr. Zuckerman was a partner at a law firm in New York. His mandate as ambassador lasted just a little more than a year, but it was plenty of time for him to make his mark in his native country. Among others, during his term, Romania and the US signed important chapters in the strategic partnership for investments, especially in domains such as energy and infrastructure.
On Monday, January 11, the Romanian minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Bogdan Aurescu, received the US Ambassador Adrian Zuckerman, in a farewell visit. Both parts expressed their gratitude for the American – Romanian cooperation during the ambassador’s term.
The new American ambassador to Bucharest is to be named by the Joe Biden’s administration after the president elect is sworn into office on the inauguration from January 20th.