Minister of Foreign Affairs
Teodor Meleșcanu was appointed minister for foreign affairs of Romania on January 4th, 2017. This is his third term in office, having previously held this position between 1992 and 1996, and in November 2014. He holds the diplomatic rank of ambassador since 1996.
Minister Meleșcanu has extensive political and administrative experience: three times senator in the Romanian Parliament, re-elected in 2016, he held numerous high-level positions in the administration. His broad foreign affairs experience also extends to national security matters. He was defence minister (2007 – 2008) and State Advisor on defence and security in the Prime Minister Chancellery in 2015. He was also head of the Romanian Foreign Intelligence Service (2012 – 2014).
The minister is professor at the doctoral school of the National School of Political Sciences and Public Administration since 2013.
Minister Teodor Meleșcanu has also authored studies and articles on topics of international law, security or international relations.
Graduated from the Faculty of Law (University of Bucharest) in 1964 and completed postgraduate studies in international relations at the Bucharest University and the International Institute for High International Studies in Geneva. He holds a PhD in social and political science, specializing in international law, from the University of Geneva since 1973.