Nicolae Dudău

Nicolae Dudău (pronunciation: [dudəu], born December 19, 1945) is a Moldovan politician and was the former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Moldova.

Nicolae Dudau
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Integration of Moldova
In office
4 September 2001 – 4 February 2004
PresidentVladimir Voronin
Preceded byNicolae Cernomaz
Succeeded byAndrei Stratan
Personal details
Born (1945-12-19) 19 December 1945 (age 75)
Grinăuți, Moldavian SSR, Soviet Union
Alma mater
  • Chisinau Technical University
  • Party Institute of Political Studies

Early life and careerEdit

He was born on December 19, 1945 in Grinăuți, Edineț County, in the Moldovan SSR. He graduated from the Sergey Lazo Polytechnic Institute in Chișinău as a mechanical engineer in 1975. He also is an alumni and the Higher School of Party in Moscow in 1982, where he studied political studies. In 1963–1975, Dudău performed various technical functions at the Tractor Enterprise of Chșinău. Since 1975, he has become a political activist in different Party's bodies and state organs of the Republic of Moldova: Head of Section of the District Committee, Instructor of the Central Committee and Head of Section at the Central Committee. From 1988 to 1990 he was the Deputy Chairman of the State Planning Committee of the Moldovan SSR. From 1990 to 1991, he was the First Secretary of the Chișinău City Committee of the Communist Party of Moldova and finally Executive Director of the International Charity Association.

In 1993–1994, he served as the Counselor at the Embassy of Moldova in Russia, and then, in 1994, became the ambassador of Moldova to Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan for concurrent positions. In 1997, Dudău was appointed the First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Moldova. He was appointed the Moldovan Ambassador to Belarus,[1] Latvia,[2] Lithuania[3] and Estonia[4] on 29 September 1998. On 3 September 2001, by decree of President Vladimir Voronin, Nicolae Dudău was appointed the Minister of Foreign Affairs in the first government of Vasile Tarlev.[5] On 12 June 2002, he was given the diplomatic rank of ambassador. On 4 February 2004, he resigned from the position of the minister, and 5 days later, Dudău was appointed as Ambassador of Moldova to Italy, a position he still holds to this day.

Personal lifeEdit

He is currently married and has one daughter. Apart of his native language of Moldovan, he also speaks English and Russian.[6]


  1. ^ "Decretul nr. 759 din 29 septembrie 1998". Archived from the original on 2007-09-30. Retrieved 2019-02-13.
  2. ^ "Decretul nr. 862 din 31 decembrie 1998". Archived from the original on 2007-09-27. Retrieved 2019-02-13.
  3. ^ "Decretul nr. 982 din 29 aprilie 1999". Archived from the original on 2007-09-30. Retrieved 2019-02-13.
  4. ^ "Decretul nr. 893 din 2 februarie 1999". Archived from the original on 2007-09-27. Retrieved 2019-02-13.
  5. ^ "CV_Dudau". Retrieved 2017-08-30.
  6. ^ "Moldovan (mother tongue), English, Russian".