Mihnea Motoc

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H.E. Ambassador
Mihnea Motoc
Mihnea Motoc
Mihnea Motoc (March 2011)
Ambassador of Romania to the UK
Assumed office
11 September 2015
President Klaus Iohannis
Prime Minister Victor Ponta
Preceded by Ion Jinga
Permanent Representative of Romania to the European Union
In office
April 5, 2008 – 2 August 2015
President Traian Băsescu
Prime Minister Călin Popescu-Tăriceanu
Emil Boc
Mihai Răzvan Ungureanu
Victor Ponta
Preceded by Lazar Comanescu
Succeeded by Luminita Teodora Odobescu
Permanent Representative of Romania to the United Nations
In office
2003 – April 1, 2008
Succeeded by Simona Miculescu
State Secretary of Integrity
In office
President Ion Iliescu
Ambassador of Romania in the Netherlands
In office
President Ion Iliescu
Personal details
Born (1966-11-11) November 11, 1966 (age 48)
Bucharest, Romania
Spouse(s) Iulia Motoc
Children Luca-Mihnea Motoc

Mihnea Ioan Motoc is the current ambassador from Romania to the United Kingdom.

Work history[edit]

Motoc has been a Romanian diplomat since the early 1990s, when he joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Romania. For most of the 1990s Motoc spent time in various Romanian government posts. He joined the United Nations in 2003, where he spent five years working as the Permanent Representative of Romania.[1] In 2008 he left the UN to become the Permanent Representative of Romania to the European Union.[2]


Motoc studied law at the University of Bucharest from 1984 until 1989. Following this he went on to achieve a Certificate of post-graduate studies in Private International Law from the University of Nice in 1991 and a Master's Degree in Public International and Comparative Law from George Washington University a year later.[3]


  • Commander, National Order for Merit (Romania)
  • President of National Security Authority
  • Head of the Romanian Negotiations Team with the NATO
  • Conducted negotiations within UN, Council of Europe, OSCE, EU and Neighboring Treaties negotiations
  • Member of the Permanent Inter-ministerial Committee for European Integration
  • Monitor for ”acquis communautaire” on Common Foreign Security Policy
  • President of the Inter-Departmental Commission for Romania’s accession to NATO
  • National Coordinator of the Stability Pact for South Eastern Europe
  • Member of the International Humanitarian Fact-Finding Commission
  • Vice-chairman for the Executive Council of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons

Personal life[edit]

Mihnea Motoc was born on 11 November 1966 in Bucharest.[1] He is fluent in English and French. He is married to Iulia Motoc with whom he has one son, Luca-Mihnea.[3]


  1. ^ a b NEW PERMANENT REPRESENTATIVE OF ROMANIA PRESENTS CREDENTIALS, United Nations Press Office, 5 May 2003, retrieved 14 July 2012 
  2. ^ Movers and shakers, European Voice, 8 May 2008, retrieved 14 July 2012 
  3. ^ a b "Mihnea Ioan MOTOC". Ronline. 18 September 2011. Retrieved 14 July 2012.