Viorel Isticioaia Budura

Work experience


Since February 1st, 2011 Managing Director for Asia and Pacific, EEAS

October 2002 – January 2010 Ambassador of Romania to People’s Republic of China and Mongolia

June 2000 – October 2002 Ambassador of Romania to Republic of Korea

February 1998 – June 2000 Minister Counsellor, Embassy of Romania, London

September 1996 – February 1998 Deputy – Director, Department for UN and other International Organisations

April 1992 – August 1996 Minister-Counsellor, Embassy of Romania, Tokyo

October 1990 – March 1992 Director, Office of the Prime Minister of Romania

June 1985 – May 1990 Press Attache, Embassy of Romania, Beijing

September 1978 – June 1985 Diplomat, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Romania,

Born: 1952, Romania. Nationality (citizenship): Romanian

Education and training:

1976-1982 Bachelor degree, Major in Philosophy and History, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Bucharest

1974 -1977 Bachelor degree, Major in Chinese Language and Literature, Faculty of Chinese Language and Literature, Nankai University, Tianjin, China


Languages: English, Chinese, French, Romanian (mother tongue)


Orders: Knight of the Faithful Service, 2000, issued by President of Romania

Order of Diplomatic Merit, issued by President of Republic of Korea, 2002

Titles: Guest Professor of the Beijing University of Foreign Studies, since 2007,

Friendship Ambassador, Chinese People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries, 2011


Membership: Member of the Council, Association of the Beijing University Alumni


Publications: Novel “Midnight”, by Mao Dun, translated from Chinese into Romanian language, 1984

Articles and interviews on China and Romania – China relations, published in Romanian and Chinese media (1999 – 2010)


Married, one daughter