Presidency: Romania to be represented by its ambassador in Washington at Donald Trump's investiture ceremony
Romania will be represented at the inauguration ceremony of the United States of America's President-elect Donald Trump by our country's ambassador in Washington, since no foreign delegation is officially invited to the said event, says the Presidential Administration in a release on Monday.
"According to the US practices on the new presidents' inauguration ceremonies, the heads of the diplomatic missions accredited in Washington are the only ones formally representing their heads of states and governments at the investiture events. No foreign delegation, nor heads of state or government, according to this tradition is officially invited on this occasion. This rule has been reconfirmed explicitly on the occasion of the investiture of President Donald Trump, the way it has been underlined in the invitation sent by the State Department, on behalf of the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies to all of the diplomatic missions in Washington," reads the release by the Presidential Administration.
The paper also says that delegations of representatives from certain bodies or political parties who participate in the events organised on the official ceremonies' sidelines do not formally represent the Romanian state.
"Romania will be represented according to the above-mentioned tradition by Romania's ambassador to the United States of America," specifies the Presidential Administration.
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