The Ambassador of Romania to the UK, His Excellency Dr Ion Jinga, is in Bristol this week (Monday January 20), building links with the city as part of a wider programme led by the Romanian Embassy in the UK.
The Bristol & Bath Science Park is hosting the Ambassador today when he visits Amdaris – an IT solutions company which is based at the Park and has an office in Romania.
He will then go to City Hall to meet political leaders and members of Bristol’s Romanian community.
Bonnie Dean, chief executive of Bristol & Bath Science Park, comments: “We are honoured to be hosting Dr Jinga and believe that science and technology is a good platform to build relations with Romania.
“The Ambassador himself has an impressive scientific education having graduated in Physics at the University of Bucharest and worked as a physicist engineer at the Institute of Nuclear Power Reactors in Piteşti.
“Romania has a notable history of science and technology and it is reported to have one of the highest numbers of computer programmers in the world.”
Mark Walton, Managing Director at Amdaris comments: “HE Dr Ion Jinga’s visit provides a great opportunity to shine the spotlight on the work we are doing to help solve a range of IT challenges for our global clients.
“Central to this approach has been our expansion across Eastern Europe where we are continuing to invest and expand our highly qualified team of IT developers.”
The official visit will culminate with the formal appointment of Dr Razvan U Constantinescu, chair of the European Movement Bristol and council officer, as the Honorary Consul of Romania in the city.
In his new role, Dr Constantinescu will promote Romania’s economic and political interests within Bristol, develop economic relations and build links between local communities and Romania.