Ambassador of the United States to Romania Hans Klemm stated on Wednesday in western Cluj-Napoca that King Mihai was a courageous patriot striving for a freed Romania.
"I would like to express my condolences and sympathy for all those who admired King Mihai of Romania. In the by-gone centuries numerous Romanians have carried out many acts of bravery, however, if we take a deeper look at the 1944-1947 interval, I believe it would have been difficult to have identified a braver, more determined, more patriotic Romanian than King Mihai, for the role he had in August 1944 and his struggle to ensure a free Romania and to set boundaries in the way of the communist consolidation after the end of the 1945 conflict. I could not maintain it was an unique effort but certainly his contribution to that effort was exemplary and many have admired that part of history," Hans Klemm said.
Moreover, the U.S. Ambassador observed a minute of silence in King Mihai's memory before participating in the "Preparing for the 21st century threats" debate.
The Dean of the European Studies Faculty, Nicolae Paun proposed, in the opening of the debate, a minute of silence in King Mihai's memory and all the 150 participants in the event stood up and kept silence for a few seconds.
The Faculty of European Studies with Babes-Bolyai University hosted on Wednesday the debate titled "Preparing for the 21st century threats" organised by the CITADEL Reflection and International Analysis Group, an analysis think-tank in international policy.