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Name: Vierita, Adrian
Current Position: Previous Ambassador

Adrian Cosmin Vierita arrived in the United States to serve as Romania’s Ambassador to the U.S. on December 23, 2007.Vierita was born in Bucharest on July 4, 1962. He graduated the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna program of post-academic studies in International Affairs and European Integration, as well as the Romanian Institute of International Studies in Bucharest, specializing in international affairs and world economy. He has a master’s degree from the Faculty of Technology of the Polytechnic University in Bucharest and, at present, he is a PhD candidate in economic sciences at the Academy of Economic Studies in Bucharest.

Vierita is a career member of the Diplomatic Corps of Romania. He joined the Foreign Service on March 1, 1991, and has held various executive positions with the Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, including chief of staff of the State Secretary coordinating relations with Asia, Africa, Middle East and Latin America, deputy director of the United Nations and International Organizations Directorate, director of the Central and South-East Europe Directorate and general director for European and Transatlantic Affairs.
Other postings abroad include a four-year tour with the Permanent Mission of Romania to the International Organizations in Vienna, where he covered OSCE negotiations related to CFE Treaty and Black Sea security issues, as well as trafficking in persons and transborder crime; he also served as Deputy Permanent Representative of Romania to IAEA and UNIDO.
From 2002 to 2006, he was ambassador to Germany. Prior to his current assignment, Adrian Vierita served as State Secretary for European Affairs with the Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, beginning in July 2006.
He and his wife, Codrina, have two children.
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