The passing away, much too early, of Ambassador Mihnea Constantinescu is a loss for those who have known and valued him. Ambassador Mihnea Constantinescu was a colleague, a mentor and a great man who knew how to make a positive impression on those with whom he collaborated. I personally witnessed how Mihnea Constantinescu decisively influenced the great battles of Romanian diplomacy. I consider a privilege that, in my professional activity, I was a fellow with him. I deeply regret the loss of a friend and I will continue to cherish our friendship forever. Sincere condolences to his family.