Romanian ambassador visits SEARCA, offers to help bridge Southeast Asian and Romanian research and education institutions

Ambassador Răduţa Dana Matache of Romania visited the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) last month.

The Romanian emissary to the Philippines met with SEARCA Director Dr. Glenn B. Gregorio, Deputy Director Joselito G. Florendo, and key SEARCA executives during her visit to the Los Baños-based think tank.

Ambassador Matache was given a briefing on SEARCA’s programs and activities, all geared towards Accelerating Transformation Through Agricultural Innovation (ATTAIN) in the 11 Southeast Asian countries that the Center is mandated to serve in partnership with governments, academe, other research and international development institutions, civil society, and the private sector in the region and other parts of the world.

The Romanian envoy commended SEARCA for its development programs in Southeast Asia and expressed her support to efforts of the Center to partner with France, Germany, Belgium, and other European countries. In particular, she expressed keen interest to serve as facilitator between Southeast Asian and Romanian research and education institutions for future collaborations.