Ion Mitilineu

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Ion Mitilineu
Minister of Foreign Affairs of Romania
In office
March 30, 1926 – June 3, 1927
Monarch Ferdinand I of Romania
Preceded by Ion G. Duca
Succeeded by Barbu Știrbey
Personal details
Born 1868
Died 1946

Ion Mitilineu (1868 – 1946) was a Romanian diplomat who served as the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Romania in 1926-1927.[1]

Life and career[edit]

Mitilineu was appointed the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Romania on March 30, 1926, when Alexandru Averescu took the office of Prime Minister of Romania.[2] Mitilineu was a part of Romanian diplomatic advance in efforts to reestablish good relations with European states and sign military cooperation agreements with neighbors. Prime Minister Averescu had already met with the Italian leader Benito Mussolini in 1924 and was interested in close cooperation with Italy. During Mitilineu's term in office, Romanian-Italian relations significantly improved and in September 1926, friendship treaty between two states was signed. After that Romania also signed the Locarno Pact.[3]

Mitilineu also developed good relations Czechoslovakia and Yugoslavia through the Little Entente alliance against potential irredentist threats from Hungary.[4] He is considered one of the most successful foreign ministers of Romania. In domestic politics, he also tried to unify the Peasant's Party to create an anti-Liberal bloc in Romania.[5]

Mitilineu died in 1946.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Ruler of Romania". Retrieved 2010-08-26. 
  2. ^ "МИНИСТРЫ ИНОСТРАННЫХ ДЕЛ РУМЫНИИ" [Ministers of Foreign Affairs of Romania]. Retrieved 2010-08-26. 
  3. ^ Rush, Robert S.; Epley, William W. (2006). Multinational Operations, Alliances, and International Military Cooperation. Past and Future. United States: PfP Consortium of Defense Academies and Security Studies Institutes. p. 65. ISBN 978-0-16-079422-3. Retrieved 2010-08-26. 
  4. ^ "INTERNATIONAL: Little Entente". Time magazine. 1927-05-27. Retrieved 2010-08-26. 
  5. ^ Rouček, Joseph Slabey (1971). Contemporary Roumania and her problems. United States: Arno Press Inc. p. 83. ISBN 0-405-02773-7. Retrieved 2010-08-26.