Asan Dosirak Series with H.E. Mr. Viorel Isticioaia Budura
Managing Director for Asia and the Pacific, European External Action Service
The Asan Institute for Policy Studies will host the Asan Dosirak Series with H.E. Mr. Viorel Isticioaia Budura, Managing Director for Asia and the Pacific at the European External Action Service (EEAS), on Wednesday, February 26, 2014. Mr. Isticioaia Budura will be in Seoul as part of an official delegation to High Representative and Vice President of the European Commission Catherine Ashton in late February to hold talks with President Park Geun-hye and Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se. His talk titled, “EU Policy Priorities in Asia and the Pacific” will address the latest developments on the EU-ROK relationship and policy and security issues on the Korean Peninsula and Northeast Asia.
Date / Time: Wednesday, February 26, 2014/ 10:30AM-1:00PM
Place: Conference Room (2F), The Asan Institute for Policy Studies
*Lunch (dosirak) will be provided.
*Discussions will be conducted in English.
H.E. Mr. Viorel Isticioaia Budura is the Managing Director for Asia and the Pacific at the European External Action Service. He is also a guest professor at Beijing University of Foreign Studies and a member of the Council of the Association of the Beijing University Alumni. Prior to this, he was the Ambassador of Romania to the People’s Republic of China and Mongolia (2002-2010), and the Ambassador of Romania to the Republic of Korea (2000-2002). Other former positions include minister counsellor at the Embassy of Romania, London; deputy director at the UN Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Romania; and minister counsellor at the Embassy of Romania, Tokyo. Ambassador Isticioaia Budura holds a B.A. in philosophy and history from the University of Bucharest and a B.A. in Chinese language and literature from Nankai University, Tianjin, China.