Bucharest, Sept 14 / Agerpres/ - United States ambassador to Romania Hans Klemm said on Wednesday that the only two flags that are important to him, as a diplomat, are the US and the Romanian ones. He made the statement a day after a controversial picture was posted on Facebook showing the diplomat together with local officials holding on to a Szekely Land's flag.
Klemm told the press at Craiova University, where he met Ford fellowship alumni, that he is proud to be the US ambassador to Romania at this time and that his mission was to strengthen the strategic partnership and bilateral relations even further. He added that some of the political leaders in Covasna simply asked him to take a picture together and that he accepted out of politeness.
The ambassador also said that he spoke to the Romanian Prime Minister Dacian Ciolos and that the latter encouraged him to meet with students in Craiova and be honest about the incident in Covasna. The ambassador did not want to comment on the potential separatist feelings stirred by the picture and text posted by Sfantu Gheorghe Mayor Antal Arpad on his Facebook showing Klemm and local officials holding on to the Szekely Land's flag. AGERPRES ( RO - author: Maria Mitrica, editor: Diana Dumitru; EN - author: Ana Maria Luca, editor: Corneliu-Aurelian Colceriu)
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