Romania's National Anti-Discrimination Council (CNCD) ruled on Monday with six votes in favor and one against that Romanian President Traian Basescu was not guilty of discrimination in a case where he made unusual comments about a member of the Armenian community in the country.

CNCD head Asztalos Ferenc used the occasion to appeal politicians to promote a non-discriminatory behavior and not to involve the institutions they represent into their personal political battles.

Asztalos says that the appeal is extremely serios, considering the imminent European Parliamentary elections and the campaigns.

Last month, when President Basescu left the Central Military Hospital were he suffered a surgical intervention, he thanked the team of doctors that took care of him and jokingly referred to a doctor of Armenian descent: “I finally see a good Armenian!”

Armenian ethnic community representatives issued a complaint against the President, considering his remark as an offense to the Armenian community.