|To mark the anniversary of 140 years of diplomatic relations between The Netherlands and Romania, and in the context of the official visit to The Netherlands of H.E. Mr. Bogdan Aurescu, Romanian Minister for Foreign Affairs, H.E. Ms. Brândușa Ioana Predescu, Ambassador of Romania in The Hague received a Certificate of Merit in recognition of her outstanding contribution to strengthening Romania’s bilateral ties vis-à-vis the Kingdom of the Netherlands. |
Particularly promoting strategic diplomatic engagement, her significant involvement with international organizations, her exceptional performance during the Romania’s presidency of the EU, her support to the Dutch and Romanian communities and in gratitude for her support to the diplomatic community and the media.
In times of restrictions, the symbolic ceremony took place in from of the commemorative plaque dedicated to the memory of the Romanian diplomat Prince Constantin Karadja, born in The Hague in 1889 and in presence of Minister Aurescu and diplomats from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Romania and the Embassy of Romania in The Hague.
After a successful completion of four years of a brilliant mission in The Hague, product of tireless efforts to make the voice of Romania heard in the international scenario, the presence and positive influence of Romania grew in every international organization notably OPCW, ICC, ICJ, Eurojust, Europol among others, her cultural program was all about quality and variety reaching out every segment of the Dutch society.
Graduated in Diplomacy and Defence; Predescu started her career as Member of the staff of the Office of the Prime Minister of Romania, followed by a position in the Foreign Affairs Ministry advisory team, from there Ambassador Predescu has been working as a diplomat in the foreign service of Romania for 27 years. During her distinguished diplomatic career, she has served in various diplomatic capacities abroad, both in the bilateral embassies and in permanent missions to international organizations in Vienna, Strasbourg, Berlin, München and Istanbul. While in the Foreign Ministry, she held different positions as head of the directorate for human rights and international organizations (OSCE, Council of Europe, human rights related UN agencies), the directorate for North America, the directorate for Western Balkans, the press and communication department acting at the same time as spokesperson of the Ministry.
She is a graduate of the University of Bucharest, Faculty of Philology, Department of Germanic Studies and of the Vienna Diplomatic Academy. She is also alumni of the Hertie School of Governance of Berlin. Besides Romanian, she is fluent in English, German, French and Dutch. In The Netherlands Ambassador Predescu was an Elected member on behalf of Romania in the Bureau of the Assembly of State Parties to the Rome Statute (ASP – ICC), Co-facilitator on behalf of Romania (together with Australia) of the working group on complementarity of the ASP-ICC and Member in the Bureau of the Group of Francophone Countries in The Hague.
She presented her Letters of credence to HM King Willem-Alexander on 24 August 2016. Ambassador Predescu’s ability to shortening distance, made everyone feel as personal friends. Her energy and enormous capabilities as a diplomat, her passionate and self-motivated personality will be missing. Diplomat Magazine wishes her the continuation of her brilliant career and future success in her professional and personal life.