Minister for Romanians Abroad
Andreea Păstîrnac was appointed Minister for Romanians Abroad on 4th of January 2017.
A career diplomat since 1993, she was Ambassador of Romania to Republic of Cyprus between 2006 and 2011 and to Israel, between 2013 and 2016. Previously, she held several positions in the Romanian Ministry for Foreign Affais. Thus, between 2001 and 2004, Mrs Păstîrnac was responsible for preparing the application and taking part in the negotiations for accepting Romania as a member in Task Force for International Cooperation on Holocaust Education, Remembrance and Research, and starting with 2002, until 2005, was responsible for preparing the participation of Romania in the Euro-Mediterranean Partnership.
Mrs Păstîrnac gratuated from the Faculty of Letters, University of Bucharest, and has undertaken masters studies in Hebrew language and literature and international relations at the Hebew University of Jerusalim, Israel. She was professor assistent at the University of Bucharest, Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literatures, Department for Oriental Languages (1991-1993), visiting professor at the University of Tel Aviv – Romanian language and civilisation course (1996-2001) and visiting professor at the University of Bucharest, M.A. Center for Hebrew Studies (2001-2005).
She fluently speaks Hebrew, French and English.