Islamabad, 24 June 2023 (TDI): In a statement released by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) of Romania, the country expressed deep regret over the passing of its Ambassador to Pakistan, Niculaie Goia.

Ambassador Goia, who had been serving in Pakistan for the past five years, passed away on Saturday, June 24, 2023.

The Romanian diplomatic community mourns the untimely demise of Ambassador Niculaie Goia in Pakistan. Paying tribute to his professionalism and esteemed reputation, both Romania and Pakistan express their condolences.

Message of Pakistan’s Spokesperson 

Niculaie Goia, the Ambassador of Romania to Pakistan, passed away, and the Foreign Office Spokesperson Mumtaz Zahra Baloch expressed their condolences.

The passing of Niculaie Goia, the Romanian Ambassador to Pakistan, was revealed by the Spokesperson in a statement.

She said that as a seasoned professional, Ambassador Goia will be recognised for his role in advancing ties between Pakistan and Romania.

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The spokesperson stated that during this trying moment, the thoughts are with Ambassador Goia’s family.

Ambassador’s Contributions to Pakistan-Romania Relations

Ambassador Niculaie Goia was widely respected for his professionalism and dedication to strengthening the ties between Pakistan and Romania.

During his tenure, he played a pivotal role in promoting bilateral relations and fostering cooperation between the two nations.

Under his leadership, numerous agreements were signed, paving the way for enhanced trade, cultural exchange, and collaboration in various sectors.

Diplomatic Community Mourns Loss of Ambassador

The entire diplomatic community in Islamabad is grieving the loss of Ambassador Niculaie Goia.  Known for his amiable personality and easygoing nature, Ambassador Goia was highly regarded and well-liked among his peers.

Colleagues and counterparts from Pakistan and other countries have expressed deep sorrow over his untimely demise.

Repatriation Efforts Underway to Return Ambassador’s Body to Romania

Following the sad news, officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs are closely coordinating with the Romanian Embassy to ensure the smooth repatriation of Ambassador Niculaie Goia’s remains to Romania. Full support has been extended to facilitate the necessary arrangements, allowing the late ambassador to be laid to rest in his home country.

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Ambassador Niculaie Goia had already completed his term but remained in Pakistan due to health reasons. He had been receiving treatment for cancer, which was diagnosed during his service in Pakistan. The Romanian diplomat was on the verge of retiring from his diplomatic career, with Pakistan being the final assignment of his distinguished tenure.

His last diplomatic event was attending a reception hosted by Azerbaijan in Islamabad, where he interacted with fellow diplomats and bid farewell to his colleagues.

The passing of Ambassador Niculaie Goia marks a significant loss for both Romania and Pakistan, as he leaves behind an impressive legacy of diplomatic achievements and a reputation for excellence. The diplomatic community mourns the departure of a true professional who will be dearly missed.

As efforts continue to repatriate the late ambassador’s body to Romania, the world of diplomacy reflects on the remarkable contributions of Ambassador Niculaie Goia and the lasting impact he made during his service in Pakistan.