Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova accused Romania of violating the Constitution and Convention of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) after the country revoked the visas of 14 members of the delegation who were to participate in the event scheduled for September 26.
This was reported by Romania Insider.
For its part, the Romanian Foreign Ministry said that the 14 people, journalists from Russia Today, were improperly notified as Russian officials.
Russia argues that the purpose of Romania's decision is to influence the chances of a Russian candidate for the post of ITU secretary general. The Russian candidate is running against the U.S. candidate.
In response, the Romanian Ministry clarified that entry visas were granted to all officials identified by the Russian Federation as members of that state's official delegation to the ITU conference in Bucharest. We are talking about 17 visas.
"The accusations of the Russian side, according to which this measure was intended to influence the chances of a Russian candidate to be elected to a leadership position in the organization, are absolutely absurd and clearly unfounded," the Romanian Foreign Ministry also reported.
There are two candidates for the elections of the head of the International Telecommunications Union - American Dorin Bogdan-Martin and Russian Rashid Ismailov.
Author - Olena Madiak, 26/09/2022