Romania opened a Consulate General in Manchester (the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland) on Friday, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced on Saturday.
Participating in the event were the MAE Secretary General, Cosmin Dinescu, the General Director of the Consular Department, Bogdan Stanescu, the Romanian Ambassador to London, Dan Mihalache, as well as local British authorities represented at the highest level: the mayor of Manchester City, the Vice Lord-Lieutenant, representatives of the local council and other municipalities in the area.
The MAE officials showed this approach is part of the consular reform strategy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of expansion and modernization of Romania's consular network, which also includes the rearrangement of the official headquarters and existing consular office, to the benefit of Romanian citizens abroad who ask for services, assistance and consular protection.
The opening of the Consulate General of Romania in Manchester is part of the complex process of expansion of Romania's consular network, which also includes the operationalization, in the shortest while, of the Consulate General of Romania in Stuttgart (the Federal Republic of Germany).
The headquarters of the Consulate General of Romania in Manchester is located in a central area, which provides an easy access for the Romanian citizens to the consular services, adapted to the good quality standards specific to the consular activities, including through modern equipping.