Adrian Cioroianu, Romania's foreign minister, mentioned yesterday that the NATO summit to take place in Bucharest in April 2-4, 2008, with 48 state presidents and prime ministers and 3,000 delegates attending, would cost about $ 30-35 million. The minister announced: "I can't say the exact costs. But I know that every host country of the NATO summits in Istanbul and Riga spent $ 30-35 million. It is very likely that we should face similar expenses."
According to Victor Micula, a subsecretary in the Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the auction meant to select a travel agency to see to accommodation in Bucharest hotels for the 3,000 delegates took place last Monday. (...) (L.P.)