Baden-Württemberg has its own General Consulate of Romania now. The official opening was connected with the celebrations of the Romanian National Holiday. Foreign Minister Bogdan Aurescu emphasised Baden-Württemberg’s close relations with Romania. More than 170,000 Romanian citizens have their permanent residence in Baden-Württemberg.
The idea of a consular representation of Romania in Baden-Württemberg was born in 2015 – under the then Foreign Minister Lazar Comanescu. He also had the honour of attending the opening ceremony. Other guests of honour in Stuttgart: Gunther Kirchbaum MdB (Chairman of the European Committee in the German Bundestag), Friedelinde Gurr-Hirsch (State Secretary in the Baden-Württemberg Ministry of Consumer Protection), Alexandra Sussmann (Mayor of Stuttgart), Emil Hurezeanu (Romanian Ambassador to Germany).
Jürgen Raizner attended the ceremony and thanks Consul General Radu Florea for the invitation.