|Minister of Foreign Affairs of Romania|
March 20, 1961 – August 20, 1965
|Preceded by||Avram Bunaciu|
|Succeeded by||George Macovescu|
August 21, 1965 – October 18, 1972
February 8, 1916|
|Died||26 June 2000
Corneliu Mănescu (February 8, 1916 – June 26, 2000) was a Romanian diplomat born in Ploieşti. He served as Minister of Foreign Affairs of Romania from 1961 to 1972 and as President of the United Nations General Assembly from 1967 to 1968.
Life and political career
In 1960, Mănescu became Director of the Political Division in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. From 1960 to 1961, he served as Ambassador to Hungary. He was appointed Minister of Foreign Affairs in March 1961. Mănescu was the first communist to be president of the UN General Assembly.
In 1989, he became the leader of the reformist movement within the Romanian Communist Party. In March 1989, together with five other Communist dignitaries (Gheorghe Apostol, Alexandru Bârlădeanu, Silviu Brucan, Constantin Pîrvulescu, and Grigore Răceanu), he signed the open letter known as Scrisoarea celor şase—"The Letter of the Six". After the Romanian Revolution of 1989, he was part of the interim council that administered Romania in 1990 from the overthrow of the Nicolae Ceauşescu government until elections could be held.
Mănescu married Doina Dobrescu in 1950. They had a daughter. He died in a hospital on June 26, 2000 in Bucharest, Romania.
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