Following his appointment as Ambassador Plenipotentiary and Extraordinary of Romania to the United States by the President of Romania, Mr. Traian Basescu, on December 5, 2007, Adrian Cosmin Vierita arrived in Washington DC on December 23, 2007. He presented copies of his credentials to the US Secretary of State, Mrs. Condoleezza Rice, on January 2nd, 2008.
Prior to his current assignment, Adrian Vierita served as Secretary of State for European Affairs with the Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, since July 2006. Between 2002 and 2006, he was Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Romania to the Federal Republic of Germany.
Mr.Vierita is a career member of the Diplomatic Corps of Romania. He joined the Foreign Service on March 1st, 1991. He held various executive positions with the Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, including Chief of Staff of the State Secretary coordinating relations with Asia, Africa, Middle East and Latin America, Deputy Director of the United Nations and International Organizations Directorate, Director of the Central and South-East Europe Directorate and General Director for European and Transatlantic Affairs. Other postings abroad include a 4-year tour with the Permanent Mission of Romania to the International Organizations in Vienna, where he covered OSCE negotiations related to CFE Treaty and Black Sea security issues, as well as trafficking in persons and transnational crime; he also served as deputy Permanent Representative of Romania to IAEA and UNIDO.
In 2002, he was decorated with the order of Faithful Service of Romania in the Rank of Officer. In 2003, he received the “Ambassador of the Year” Award and in 2005 was acknowledged diplomat of the year by “Nine o’clock” Bucharest newspaper. In 2006, Mr.Vierita received the Great Cross of Merit of The Federal Republic of Germany.
Mr. Vierita graduated the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna program of post-academic studies in International Affairs and European integration, as well as the Romanian Institute of International Studies in Bucharest, specializing in international affairs and world economy, both awarded with Merit Diplomas. At present, he is a candidate for a doctor’s degree in economic sciences, at the Academy of Economic Studies in Bucharest. He has a Master’s degree from the Faculty of Technology of the Polytechnic University in Bucharest. He was also a visiting lecturer to the European College for Liberal Arts in Berlin and co-authored the book “Romania in the United Nations Organization”, published by the Encyclopedic Publishing House of Bucharest.
He is married to Codrina Eugenia Vierita and has two children. Mr.Vierita is born on July 4th, 1962 in Bucharest.