Mircea Geoana was appointed as the Deputy General Secretary of NATO. The announcement was made by the General Secretary of NATO, Jens Stoltenberg. He will replace Rose Gottemoeller from the United States, who started her mandate in October, 2016.For this appointment, the former Romanian Foreign Minister benefited of Klaus Johannis and Viorica Dancila's support.
This is the highest position held by a Romanian in an international organization.
Mircea Geoana served as a Foreign Minister in the December 2000 - December 2004 period and as a Romanian Ambassador in USA in 1996 - 2000.