On Wednesday, March 9, the Estonian Ambassador to Romania H.E. Ingrid Kressel inaugurated the new Estonian Honorary Consulate in Cluj-Napoca. Honorary Consul Bianca Muntean started working in January. Bianca Muntean is a recognized entrepreneur who coordinates the Transylvanian IT cluster. Cluj-Napoca, the second City in Romania, is known as the ‘silicon valley’ of Romania and one of the fastest growing industrial regions in the EU, home to a large part of Romania’s IT and ICT developments, electronics, automotive, textiles, wood, food industries, Romania’s largest brewery, etc. The opening ceremony was attended by Emil Boc, Mayor of Cluj-Napoca, and Ms Irina Munteanu, Prefect of Cluj County. Mayor Boc emphasized that Estonian digital solutions and public services are good examples for Cluj in developing city’s ecosystem. The Ambassador expressed hope that with the help of the new Honorary Consul we can create more economic, cultural and educational ties between Estonia and Romania. Honorary Consul Muntean said that she is happy to represent a country like Estonia and aims to do her best to develop bilateral relations.
The Honorary Consulate is located in the ABC Incubator in Cluj-Napoca, the newest headquarters of start-up companies there.
The Honorary Consul Ms Bianca Muntean and Ambassador Ms Ingrid Kressel
From left to right: The Honorary Consul Bianca Muntean, Ambassador Ingrid Kressel, Mayor Emil Boc, Prefect Irina Munteanu, Mr Voicu Oprean