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ROMANIA`S PARTICIPATION TO 2018 WORLD TOURISM DAY ACTIVITIES

Posted by Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation on November 1, 2018 at 7:10 AM

Romania has participated in the Autumn Meeting of European Council on Tourism and Trade and to the official celebrations for WORLD TOURISM DAY 2018.

 


The Romanian delegation was led by Professor Dr. Anton Caragea and has fully participated in the world cultural and tourism events.



 

The main issues debated where the selection of the 2019 host cities for World Tourism Day, the theme of the next year tourism celebration.


This theme will be instrumental also in the selection of new candidates for hosting world tourism awards ceremonies in 2019.

 






Phnom Penh, the capital of Kingdom of Cambodia and Djibouti city, the capital of The Republic of Djibouti were selected as the official hosts for World Tourism Day celebrations and official models of tourism.

 


Both Djibouti and Phnom Penh where in previous years selected as World`s Capital of Culture and Tourism and globally recognized as centers of heritage, tourism and culture.


The city of Phnom Penh has also obtained WORLD`S BEST TOURIST DESTINATION status in 2016 and hosted the World Tourism Awards ceremonies the same year proven himself as a powerful tourism and cultural center of Indochina.

 






Cambodia and Djibouti have won the honor to be examples in the tourism and cultural world for 2019.

 

 


On the venue of the same event the WORLD TOURISM DAY 2019 theme was decided to be History and Tourism: A symbiotic relation!


The theme is destined not only to enliven tourism during 2019 but also to emphasize that tourism is inextricably linked with historical legacy.


History is the main attraction that is creating tourism demand and visitors expectation is linked with the existence of historical and cultural heritage.


Tourism must also be organized in such a manner to not impede conservation efforts, to support raising awareness on historical monuments and to help to acquire the financial support necessary for historical preservation activities.



Tourism and history are inseparable, are growing from the same tree: the sapling of culture and civilization.

 


History is the root of tourism development and tourism must feed and nurture historical preservation as leaves are feeding the tree said Professor Dr. Anton Caragea.






The next year celebration for World Tourism Day will take place in 27 September 2019, placing under the spotlight the culture and civilization as an integral part of tourism growth and role in the sustainable development goals agenda.


DIALOGUE OF COOPERATION BETWEEN PROFESSOR DR. ANTON CARAGEA AND H.E.AHMED ABDULLAH AL MATROOSH-AMBASSADOR OF UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

Posted by Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation on October 31, 2018 at 7:30 AM

On October 11, 2018 the presentation and cooperation meeting between Professor Dr. Anton Caragea, President Director-General of Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation and H.E. Ahmed Abdullah Al Matrooshi PhD-Ambassador of United Arab Emirates has taken place.

 

 






The bilateral discussion, has marked the debut of mandate for H.E. Ahmed Abdullah Al Matrooshi and H.E. Professor Dr. Anton Caragea, has officially presented the congratulations for the upcoming new ambassador noting the Romanian side hopes for a fruitful cooperation.

 



H.E. Professor Dr. Anton Caragea also has marked the long history of bilateral exchanges in the fields of culture, economy and high level political dialogue that has marked the Romania-UAE connections and underlined the significance of this dialogue when Romania was the first country in the world to present the official support for Dubai candidature for host city for WORLD EXPO 2020.

 

 

 



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In the dialogue that fallowed, the two dignitaries shared key moments in the bilateral friendship like the official visits in 2012, 2013, 2014, and the subsequent high level dialogues that allowed Romanian side the opportunity to mark our desires for bilateral cooperation and consolidated relations and this desire is still present and representing our vision in the bilateral relations, stated the The President Director-General of Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation.

 

 


Prof. Dr. Anton Caragea express his amicable fillings and friendly interest towards the recent evolution`s in United Arab Emirates that are consolidating the country`s economic development, open society and also the new economic, touristic and cultural promotion projects launched by the emirates of Ras Al Kaimah, Ajman and Fujairah.


All this stride for development is witnessed with sympathy and interest in Romania, emphasized Professor Dr. Anton Caragea.


Were also tabled issues like diverse international candidatures for world tourism and cultural awards on behalf of diverse emirates and personalities from Emirates and Professor Dr. Anton Caragea outlined his support for these strings of initiatives.





Dialogue of friendship marking the beginning of the new mandate: IRICE President-Dr. Anton Caragea and UAE Ambassador Dr. Ahmed Abdullah Al Matrooshi.

 



H.E. Ambassador Ahmed Abdullah Al Matrooshi expressed his gratitude for the good wishes related to his new mandate and presented the latest achievements in bilateral relations: developing cultural relations and building new bridges of understanding between Romania and United Arab Emirates.


The parties had appreciated that between Romanian and UAE there are large areas of common interests, designed to forge a good understanding between the two nations .


The Romania- UAEa relationship must be an example for a better relation between Romania and Arabic Golf nations.


If in the last decade the bilateral dialogue with this area was faltering, now it is a auspicious moment for reconstructing and rebuilding this framework of dialogue and friendship.


Marking the opportunity Professor Dr. Anton Caragea stress the significance for the new Ambassador Dr. Ahmed Abdullah Al Matrooshi, to place accent on the cooperation in the fields of culture and hospitality and tourism promotion, taking full advantage of the Romanian Presidency of the European Council on Tourism and Trade, an unique occasion to foster UAE tourism potential and international image across the globe.


Europe and UAE can foster an impressive cultural and touristic cooperation emphasized Professor Dr. Anton Caragea.


It was also decided that under the High Patronage of Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation a scientific seminary dedicated to the life and achievements of Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the first President of UAE and founding father of the nation will take place.


The dialogue had continued on concrete aspects and analyses of economic, political and cultural bilateral relations and on ways of fostering this dialogue on to the future .


The discussion led the foundations of continuing the dialogue and fostering the relations between Romania and United Arab Emirates.

THE EUROPE`S BEST FRANCHISE IS OPEN. AN OPPORTUNITY NOT TO BE MISSED!

Posted by Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation on October 2, 2018 at 5:30 PM

The most impressive opportunity for investment and a sure economic bet was just launched with the opening of franchise sector by the famous fashion house: GENTLEMEN`S CORNER.


The GENTLEMEN`S CORNER franchise is a unique occasion to invest in a profitable business and is having a remarkably easy to implement system in opening new licensed and franchise stores and offering consultancy and support for new partners in achieving their business plan.

 

 





The GENTLEMEN`S CORNER franchise is the best opportunity for wise and successful fashion investment.

 




As Mr. Sorin Preda, the franchise operation manager for GENTLEMEN`S CORNER, is announcing: You should come with us if you have a fashion store and you wish a re-branding or if your dream is to launch a new made-to-measure fashion complex or you just want to open a fashion dedicated store/operation.


GENTLEMEN`S CORNER is offering a series of undeniable advantages such as: the existence of a complete array of products for an elegant man wardrobe and created in a modern style amalgamating the latest masculine fashion trends with imperishable fashion elements.

 


The GENTLEMEN`S CORNER style is a perfectly modern and made to fit fashion line desired by everyone.

 

 





GENTLEMEN`S CORNER: perfect tailoring, incredible materials and award winning creations.

 




As Director Sorin Preda likes to say: it`s a common knowledge that: when it matters you choose to wear GENTLEMEN`S CORNER!


Starting from 2009 GENTLEMEN`S CORNER has combined the online presence and the offline presence, becoming one of the main players in the fashion market offering today an unbeatable 1.400 products at any given moment.

 





GENTLEMEN`S CORNER is the winner of 2017 FASHION AWARDS.

 



GENTLEMEN`S CORNER is using the world-renowned fabrics from one of the world`s famous producers like: Ermenegildo Zegna, Loro Piana, Holland & Sherry, Carnet, Cerruti, Vitale Barberis Canonico, Zignone (for suits) and Cotonificio Albini, Tessitura Monti or Somelos (for shirts).


GENTLEMEN`S CORNER is offering an interesting mix from the ready to wear to made to measure products transforming itself in a household name on international markets and creator of top of the line fashion collection.


Every season GENTLEMEN`S CORNER launches hundreds of different models of suits, blazers, shirts, ties, handkerchiefs, bow-ties, shoes and an incredible array of accessories for different occasions like for ceremony, business or casual.


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The recommended surface for a GENTLEMEN`S CORNER franchise store is 40 to 50 sq m and on-demand can be crafted a Flagship store locations of over 100 sq m.


The franchise contract is for a minimum of three years.


Other advantages: the flexibility in choosing the mix of products and services (made to order and warehouse stocks), the opportunity to create a high-end fashion line or even individual creations by patterns, materials and high-quality packaging.



The launch of the FRANCHISE DEPARTMENT OF GENTLEMEN`S CORNER is offering to all those interested in a safe investment and a long-term cooperation a unique opportunity to enrich themselves and to create beauty.

 





Sorin Preda the creator of GENTLEMEN`S CORNER, the most successful fashion concept in Europe, presented the philosophy behind his trademark creations:


Gentlemen’s Corner is an impulse towards building your joie de vivre by using a refined style and a special fashion statement.


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We try to incorporate in our creations the principle of gentlemen behavior, appearance and general impression, wearing one of our creations will be a symbol of the fact that you are a real Gentlemen.


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FINAL ELECTION RESULTS IN CAMBODIA ELECTION 2018

Posted by Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation on August 14, 2018 at 9:15 AM

 

The ruling Cambodian People's Party (CPP) of Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen won a sweeping victory in the July 29 general election, according to final results.


 

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Twenty political parties contested in the election considered as free and fair by international community.

 


The National Election Committee (NEC) provisional results indicated that the CPP received 4.88 million votes, or 76.84 percent, of the total valid votes.

 


The Funcinpec Party of Prince Norodom Ranariddh got 374,610 votes, or 5.88 percent, the League for Democracy Party of former opposition lawmaker Khem Veasna earned 309,364 votes, or 4.86 percent, and the Khmer Will Party of former opposition member Kong Monika received 212,669 votes, or 3.34 percent.

 


Based on the NEC results, the CPP had calculated that it had won all 125 seats in the parliament.

 


After the announcement of the results H.E. Academician Hun Sen, Prime Minister of Kingdom of Cambodia has received at the Peace Palace the delegation of Heads of International Elections Monitoring Missions to Cambodia 2018 Election presenting to him the final monitoring report.

 




The International and National Elections Monitoring teams comprised around 90.000 electors guaranteeing the free and fair 2018 Cambodian Elections.



On behalf of more than 90.000 observers from 56 countries monitoring the poll, the official report on the July 29, 2018 Elections concludes that:

 


The pre-election period and campaign was characterized by a free and open legislation, encompassing all the necessary legal and constitutional procedures granting any Cambodian society member the right to partake on the election, to present and promote his candidature and to have the opportunity to express his views and vote.



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More about the FINAL REPORT ON 2018 ELECTORAL PROCESS IN CAMBODIA can be discovered here:


FINAL REPORT FOR VI NATIONAL ASSEMBLY ELECTIONS IN THE KINGDOM OF CAMBODIA



FINAL REPORT FOR 2018 ELECTORAL YEAR IN CAMBODIA: PARLIAMENTARY ELECTIONS



ELECTION MONITORING REPORT FOR SENATE AND NATIONAL ASSEMBLY ELECTIONS IN CAMBODIA

 

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The campaign climate was peaceful, open with no pressures upon the voters, with anti-money laundry provision ensuring an equal opportunity climate for all the candidates.


The Election Day activities were conducted in a transparent manner, without pressure or state authorities’ intervention in a manner conducive to allowing the free expression of the Cambodian people.


We observed the process of opening the ballot boxes, casting vote, closing stations, and counting the ballots. We observed that the Cambodian voters seem to be enthusiastic to participate in the voting.


The voters showed good conduct and discipline during the process,” stated Aminath Eenas, President, Human Rights Commission of Maldives.

 




The world recognized your legitimate victory declares President Professor Dr. Anton Caragea to academician Hun Sen, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia while handing him the international community assessment for Cambodia`s July 29 elections.

 


President Professor Dr. Anton Caragea remarked that: international community applauds the victory of democracy in Cambodia and read out the final conclusion of the world`s electoral body:

we appreciate that: the vote of 29 July 2018 has expressed in a democratic manner the views and the decision of Cambodian people and the electoral process was clearly transparent, open, all-inclusive and genuine democratic in nature and organization.


As President of Columbia, Mr. Andrea Pastrana, himself an international observer in this elections had declared to the media after the meeting: the full legitimacy can be ascribed to Cambodia`s elections.

 


Cambodia has passed to a full democratic status and legitimacy and international recognition after the well organized and free, transparent polls of July 29, 2018, endorsed by more than 500 rights groups across the world and appreciated by the global democratic community by the voice of H.E. Professor Dr. Anton Caragea.

 


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Information about July 29, 2018 VI NATIONAL ASSEMBLY ELECTION in Cambodia can be accessed here:

 


H.M. KING NORODOM SIHAMONI WEIGHTS IN: CAMBODIA IS HAVING FREE AND FAIR ELECTIONS!



CAMBODIA`S NATIONAL ELECTION COMMITTEE CREATES A BALANCED CODE OF CONDUCT FOR PRESS AND JOURNALISTS



CAMBODIA`S NATIONAL ELECTIONS COMMITTEE ENSURES FREE AND FAIR 2018 POLL



NEW INFORMATION ABOUT NATIONAL ELECTION COMMITTEE OF CAMBODIA



INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY: CAMBODIA`S DEMOCRATIC MODEL



INTERNATIONAL WEBSITE DEDICATED TO CAMBODIA`S 2018 ELECTIONS


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The photo-journals of the Electoral Monitoring Mission for Kingdom of Cambodia Parliamentary Elections are available here:


PRESIDENT DR. ANTON CARAGEA PHOTO DOSSIER FOR 2018 CAMBODIA ELECTIONS


PHOTO JOURNAL OF CAMBODIA ELECTION 2018


PRESS DOSSIER FOR CAMBODIA NATIONAL ELECTIONS

CAMBODIA ELECTION 2018: MUST BE PEACEFUL SAY`S PRESIDENT PROFESSOR DR. ANTON CARAGEA

Posted by Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation on August 14, 2018 at 9:05 AM

President Professor Dr. Anton Caragea The Head of International Election Observation Missions (IEOMs) in Phnom Penh, have called on all stakeholders in the country to ensure peaceful and credible elections on July 29, 2018 and for citizens to take part in large numbers in this festivity of democracy and freedom.

 


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The heads of the missions made the call on the eve of the Kingdom of Cambodia National Assembly polls.


The mission urged the political leaders, parties and their supporters to respect the rule of law during balloting and through the results tallying process and for people of Cambodia to show their commitment to democracy and free elections by taking part in great numbers in the July 29, 2018 elections.


“The IEOMs encouraged the candidates to accept the outcome of the elections in line with the provisions of Democracy and Good Governance.

 




“In the event of complaints or disputes, we encourage candidates to seek redress through legal channels whilst at all times refraining from acts of violence and intimidation.”

 



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More information about upcoming election process in Cambodia can be accessed here:

 

H.M. KING NORODOM SIHAMONI WEIGHTS IN: CAMBODIA IS HAVING FREE AND FAIR ELECTIONS!


CAMBODIA`S NATIONAL ELECTION COMMITTEE CREATES A BALANCED CODE OF CONDUCT FOR PRESS AND JOURNALISTS


CAMBODIA`S NATIONAL ELECTIONS COMMITTEE ENSURES FREE AND FAIR 2018 POLL


NEW INFORMATION ABOUT NATIONAL ELECTION COMMITTEE OF CAMBODIA


INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY: CAMBODIA`S DEMOCRATIC MODEL


INTERNATIONAL WEBSITE DEDICATED TO CAMBODIA`S 2018 ELECTIONS


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The missions called on the National Electoral Commission (NEC) and party polling agents “to conduct their duties in a professional manner to ensure that “the elections are transparent,credible and conducted in accordance with prescribed laws and regulations in respect to the preparations already made to that effect.”


It added that the missions congratulate the government of Cambodia for the efforts carved out until now and it is expected to uphold its constitutional obligations to provide a secure environment that guarantees the safety of candidates, voters, NEC officials and electoral materials.

 


The pre-election report considered the political climate for July 29, 2018 elections as conducive to free and transparent polls.

 


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The full text of the pre-election assessment report can be read out here:

EUROPE AND ASIA CONFERENCE

DIPLOMATIC BULLETIN

WORLD ELECTIONS MONITORS ORGANIZATION


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80.000 ELECTIONS MONITORS FOR CAMBODIA ELECTIONS 2018

Posted by Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation on July 18, 2018 at 2:25 PM

The parliamentary elections in the Kingdom of Cambodia will be monitored by more then 80,000 national observers from 107 institutions announced the nations`s top electoral watchdog National Elections Committee.

 

National and international observers are witnesses of free, fair, and just election; they must submit a written report on their observations and conclusions on election process to the NEC at the end of the election.


Also on July 17, 2018 the release of the international community and more than 46 countries pre-electoral assessment report has taken place.



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Professor Dr. Anton Caragea The Head of International Electoral Monitoring Team for Cambodia`s July 2018 National Assembly Election marked in his speech that: we recognize that the 2018 elections in Cambodia the sixth since the end of the civil war, are critical to the maintenance of peace and stability in the country.

 

 





His Majesty King NORODOM SIHAMONI promised to his people free and fair elections and has honored his promise say`s international election monitoring team.



 

Inter In his presentation, the Head of the IE Mission Team for Cambodia noted that this was the sixth General Election to be held in the Kingdom since the end of the protracted civil war and the democratic character of the polls and the law provisions to this effect are the creation of H.E. Academician Hun Sen, Prime Minister of Cambodia.



The Honourable President Dr. Anton Caragea stressed that these elections are incremental steps that potentially create a conducive environment for political stability, economic growth, and sustainable development.

 



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The full text of the pre-election assessment report can be read out here:


EUROPE AND ASIA CONFERENCE


DIPLOMATIC BULLETIN


WORLD ELECTIONS MONITORS ORGANIZATION


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Based on its assessment the IEM was of the opinion that the pre-election and the election phases of the process were evidently fair, free and transparent.


The event was attended by members of the diplomatic corps, electoral stakeholders, Heads and representatives of Diplomatic Missions, representatives of political parties, faith-based groups, local observers, members of civil society, and the media.

 

 




Professor Dr. Anton Caragea with the first team already on the field for Cambodia`s Parliamentary Elections.



The IEM report of the 2018 National Assembly Elections will be completed and issued within 30 days after the close of the poll.


The report will be directed to the Government of the Kingdom of Cambodia and the country’s National Electoral Commission.

 

 



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More information about upcoming election process in Cambodia can be accessed here:

 

H.M. KING NORODOM SIHAMONI WEIGHTS IN: CAMBODIA IS HAVING FREE AND FAIR ELECTIONS!


CAMBODIA`S NATIONAL ELECTION COMMITTEE CREATES A BALANCED CODE OF CONDUCT FOR PRESS AND JOURNALISTS


CAMBODIA`S NATIONAL ELECTIONS COMMITTEE ENSURES FREE AND FAIR 2018 POLL


NEW INFORMATION ABOUT NATIONAL ELECTION COMMITTEE OF CAMBODIA


INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY: CAMBODIA`S DEMOCRATIC MODEL


INTERNATIONAL WEBSITE DEDICATED TO CAMBODIA`S 2018 ELECTIONS



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HIS MAJESTY PREAH BAT SAMDECH PREAH BOROMNEATH NORODOM SIHAMONI- KING OF CAMBODIA: JULY 2018 ELECTION WILL BE FREE

Posted by Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation on June 17, 2018 at 3:05 AM

Despite the international community unanimous voice in praising the elections environment on the Kingdom of Cambodia as conducive to free and impartial elections some interested parties desirous in seeding havoc and conflict, continued to raise questions and to try to falsely present the realities of the Kingdom.  


In front of a media slur and outrageous misinformation campaign, destined to taint Cambodia`s people and authorities determination to host free, equal opportunity and transparent elections, His Majesty King Norodom Sihamoni has the final say, closing any honest debate on the subject: The Kingdom will enjoy free and fair elections and the people of Cambodia will have the full opportunity to express their views and decision for the country direction and leadership.





His Majesty King Norodom Sihamoni ends the debate for any honest observer of Kingdom`s politics: 2018 elections will be democratic and exemplary.




The royal message writes that:

“On this occasion, I would like to solemnly call for all eligible voters to cast their ballots in order to elect national leaders for development and glorious progress in all fields”.


 

The monarch said the forthcoming election is a free, fair, and confidential election that goes with the liberal multi-party democracy, so the voters should not worry about any pressure or intimidation from anyone or any political party.


“I urge all the compatriots to exercise your rights to vote in according to your own conscience and to freely elect any candidate, any political party that you trust,” King Sihamoni said in a royal message released to the media.


Earlier the international community also praised the election preparations in regard to an outstanding PRESS CODE offering unequal access to the media and citizens to the information and enshrining election transparency as the main factor in these elections and to the regulation for international and national observers that has assured a perfect control of the elections process.

 




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More information about upcoming election process in Cambodia can be accessed here:



H.M. KING NORODOM SIHAMONI WEIGHTS IN: CAMBODIA IS HAVING FREE AND FAIR ELECTIONS!



CAMBODIA`S NATIONAL ELECTION COMMITTEE CREATES A BALANCED CODE OF CONDUCT FOR PRESS AND JOURNALISTS



CAMBODIA`S NATIONAL ELECTIONS COMMITTEE ENSURES FREE AND FAIR 2018 POLL



NEW INFORMATION ABOUT NATIONAL ELECTION COMMITTEE OF CAMBODIA



INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY: CAMBODIA`S DEMOCRATIC MODEL



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Finally, the Council of Ministers’ Press and Quick Reaction Unit has released a video announcing that the July 29 national elections would be regarded as the “best” in Cambodia’s history.


The 14-minute documentary, titled Will the July general election be liberal, pluralistic, and democratic? draws on four points to reach its conclusion.


The election process would be smooth and free, multiparty, open to observers and without violence, the video says.




Twenty parties had registered for vibrant and democratic elections in Cambodia.



Noting that there are 20 political parties vying in the elections despite the country only having eight million voters, the video says: “Cambodia is setting another good example for other countries in terms of pluralism, which is the basic principle of a democratic election.”


“In brief,” in continues, “the general election scheduled for July 29, could be considered one of the best elections in Cambodia’s history.


“Best election in the sense that this election will be held with the participation of so many political parties coupled with strict implementation of three main principles – being liberal, pluralistic, and democratic – principles that are the best foundation for an election.


“Last but not least, this coming election will be conducted in a peaceful and nonviolent manner and free from rhetorical quarrel,” the commentator says.


The video ends with the stand that democracy in Cambodia is maturing and that no one can destroy it (the video can be watched here).



2018 CAMBODIAN NATIONAL ELECTION: PROTECTING PRESS FREEDOM

Posted by Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation on June 4, 2018 at 10:15 AM

The National Election Commission (NEC) of The Kingdom of Cambodia has released a Code of Conduct for Press in the perspective of the 29 July 2018 elections that received world-wide acclaim for protecting freedom of the press, promoting responsible and accurate reporting and supporting the free and correct information for the people of Cambodia.






 

This is a perfect example of balancing the rights to information and free reporting on elections in the era of fake news and is even more impressive as the country has experienced a series of scandals regarding fake news promoters in the Kingdom like PHNOM PENH POST and CAMBODIA DAILY, newspapers that where at the center of a host of controversy creating fake news and excelling in manipulation and propaganda of the lowest rank.


Despite this unfortunately episodes the Government of Cambodia has decided to weight in and respect the rights of press and uphold the rights of information in the perspective of expected July 2018 national elections.

 


The NEC press release said the Code of Conduct for Media contains requirements and prohibitions they must conform to.


The requirements are as follows:


• Journalist associations, journalist institutions or independent journalists who wish to cover news on the electoral process can apply for registration directly at the NEC. Alternatively, they may download the registration form from NEC’s website.

 


As of May 23, the NEC has issued press passes to 284 journalists from 35 media organisations – including 51 foreign journalists from 15 media outlets – to cover the elections.


• For national journalists, the registration deadline is 10 days prior to election day, while for international journalists the registration deadline is 5:30pm three days before election day.



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More information about upcoming election process in Cambodia can be accessed here:



CAMBODIA`S NATIONAL ELECTION COMMITTEE CREATES A BALANCED CODE OF CONDUCT FOR PRESS AND JOURNALISTS


CAMBODIA`S NATIONAL ELECTIONS COMMITTEE ENSURES FREE AND FAIR 2018 POLL


NEW INFORMATIONS ABOUT NATIONAL ELECTION COMMITTEE OF CAMBODIA


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• National and international journalists who wish to take pictures in voter registration stations and polling and ballot counting stations should notify the chief of the Voters Registration Task Force in advance.


The media is prohibited from the following activities:


• Broadcasting news that leads to confusion and loss of confidence in the election.


• Broadcasting news based on rumour or lack of evidence.


• Using provocative language that may cause disorder or violence.


• Publishing news that affects national security and political and social stability.


• Expressing personal opinions or prejudice in reported events.


• Interfering or disrupting voter registration, polling and ballot-counting processes.


• Conducting interviews at voter registration stations, polling stations and ballot-counting stations.

 


The new NEC regulations based on truth, ethic preservation and correct information management are perfectly balanced and destined to protect voters rights to privacy and information and to foster a responsible communication and reporting. making Cambodia`s one of the top countries in respecting press freedom and responsible journalism.

CAMBODIA MAKES INCREDIBLE STRIDES TO GUARANTEE FREE ELECTIONS IN 2018

Posted by Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation on June 2, 2018 at 2:50 PM

General elections are due to be held in Cambodia on Sunday, 29 July 2018 to elect members of the sixth National Assembly.


On May 29, the National Election Committee (NEC) has listed the sequences for all 20 political parties for the ballot paper to vote on the upcoming 6th National Assembly Election on 29 July 2018.

 


Cambodia’s National Election Committee (NEC) on Monday released the code of conduct for national and international observers in the forthcoming national election.


“The code of conduct of electoral observers aims to set out important measures for non-governmental organizations, associations, and electoral observers to fulfill their duties in a neutral and impartial position,” according to a NEC’s statement.

 


The statement said electoral observations should be conducted with integrity and transparency, and electoral observers should perform their tasks without any interference.


It said the observers should not interfere in internal affairs of Cambodia, and should not talk with voter registration applicants or voters in term of supporting or opposing any political party or candidate.


Also, the observers should not conduct any survey for any political party or candidate, and should not provide a written statement or interview to media in the form of supporting any political party or candidate.


The code of conduct also banned observers from disturbing the process of voter registration, voting and ballot counting.


Under the Law on the Election of Members of the National Assembly, the violator will be fined between 2,500 U.S. dollars and 5,000 U.S. dollars by the NEC, the statement said.


According to the statement, after the election process is completed, the electoral observers should submit a written report on their observation and conclusion on election process to the NEC.


The Southeast Asian nation is scheduled to hold a national election for the 125-seat parliament on July 29, 2018 and some 8.3 million Cambodians are eligible to cast their ballots.


The NEC had officially recognized 20 out of the 20 political parties that registered to contest in the election, according to another NEC statement.


Among the recognized political parties are the ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) of Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen, the royalist Funcinpec Party of Prince Norodom Ranariddh, and the Grassroots Democracy Party.


The three-week electoral campaign will start from July 7 to 27.


Prime Minister Hun Sen on Monday called on the authorities to freely allow political party leaders to meet their activists or supporters at different places across the kingdom.





“It will not be a free contest if we prevent the leaders of political parties from visiting various places to meet their members or supporters,” the prime minister said during a groundbreaking ceremony for a road construction in Kampong Chhnang province.


According to international observers, Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) of Academician Hun Sen is tipped to win the elections by a huge margins driven forward in the electoral preferences by the country steady economic growth, strong democracy and peoples centered policies implemented by the Academician Hun Sen during his tenure as the Prime Minister of the Kingdom.

 

Peoples are crediting him for the country’s hard-earned peace and development.

PRESIDENT DR. ANTON CARAGEA IN OFFICIAL DIALOGUE WITH PRIME MINISTER ABDOULKADER KAMIL MOHAMED

Posted by Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation on May 15, 2018 at 4:40 AM

President of Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation, Professor Dr. Anton Caragea held an official meeting with Prime Minister of Djibouti Mr. Abdoulkader Kamil Mohamed at the Prime Minister Office in Djibouti City.





 

The delegates headed by President Professor Dr. Anton Caragea met Prime Minister of Djibouti Abdoulkader Kamil Mohamed and his government.

 



The dialogue between the two leaders was concentrated on the achievements that succeeded in placing of Djibouti as WORLD CAPITAL OF CULTURE AND TOURISM and ways to foster the image of the country, to promote cultural and economic exchanges and to boost the institutional cooperation between Djibouti and global tourism and cultural institutions.

 


During the discussions President Dr. Anton Caragea tabled the agreements established during his visit such as: the support for candidature of H.E. President Ismail Omar Guelleh as GLOBAL AMBASSADOR FOR TOURISM AND SDG`s, the parliamentary cooperation for sustainable development goals, tourism and cultural cooperation framework established with the Ministries of Culture and Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

 


Concluding the meeting and in carrying out the president Ismail Omar Guelleh instructions, H.E. Abdoulkader Kamil Mohamed, Prime Minister of Djibouti had officially conferred upon President Dr. Anton Caragea the NATIONAL ORDER OF 27 JUNE on the highest rank.

 

 


The recognition comes in fulfillment of lifetime achievements of President Professor Dr. Anton Caragea in developing an XXI century diplomacy, in promoting democracy and freedom and in the defense of peace on global arena has stated Abdoulkader Kamil Mohamed Prime Minister of Djibouti.

 


The decoration ceremony has taken place in the presence of the governor of Djibouti, members of parliament and presidency and was live broadcasted.


The high level dialogue was attended by the Minister of Culture, Moumin Hassan Barreh, the Minister Delegate for Trade and Tourism, Hassan Houmed Ibrahim, the Secretary General of the Presidency, Mohamed Abdillahi Waïs, the Chief of Cabinet of the Presidency, Mohamed Abdoulkader Ibrahim, the Director General of the National Tourist Office, Osman Abdi Mohamed, and high level delegates of the Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation.

27 OF JUNE NATIONAL ORDER AWARDED TO PROFESSOR DR. ANTON CARAGEA FOR XXI CENTURY DIPLOMACY CONCEPT

Posted by Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation on April 26, 2018 at 3:50 AM

On the occasion of the official visit to the Republic of Djibouti, President Dr. Anton Caragea was received by Academician Ismail Omar Guelleh, President of the Republic of Djibouti.

 




A dialogue of friendship and cooperation between H.E. President of Djibouti-Academician Ismail Omar Guelleh and H.E. President Professor Dr. Anton Caragea.



Academician Ismail Omar Guelleh express his gratitude on behalf of people and Government of Djibouti for the official visit of Professor Dr. Anton Caragea in the country of the Horn of Africa and for the entire support offered to the state of Djibouti in the areas of asserting the country influence in the fields of diplomacy, culture and tourism.



On his turn Professor Dr. Anton Caragea graciously expressed his gratitude and that of his delegation for the exceptional and warm welcoming ceremony and for the perfect played by Djibouti as the host of African Culture and Tourism Week.

 

 




H.E. Abdoulkader Kamil Mohamed, Prime Minister of Djibouti had officially bestowed upon President Dr. Anton Caragea the NATIONAL ORDER OF 27 JUNE on the highest rank.

 

 




Djibouti is rapidly evolving from a center of great business a central place in international trade and a crucial supplier of security for African continent into an area of culture, traditions and natural riches to be exploited for the development of tourism, remarked President Dr. Anton Caragea.


Concluding the meeting with H.E. Academician Ismail Omar Guelleh President of the Republic of Djibouti, according to the president instructions H.E. Abdoulkader Kamil Mohamed, Prime Minister of Djibouti had officially bestowed upon President Dr. Anton Caragea the NATIONAL ORDER OF 27 JUNE on the highest rank.





This decoration comes in recognition a lifetime achievements of President professor Dr. Anton Caragea in developing an XXI century diplomacy, in promoting democracy and freedom and in the defense of peace on global arena has stated Abdoulkader Kamil Mohamed Prime Minister of Djibouti.



The decoration ceremony has taken place in the presence of the members of government of Djibouti, members of parliament and presidency and was live broadcasted.

PRESIDENT PROFESSOR DR. ANTON CARAGEA GIVES THE OFFICIAL START FOR WATER DAY CELEBRATIONS

Posted by Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation on April 16, 2018 at 3:45 AM

Water is life. Without water there can be no life. The world’s freshwater supplies, unfortunately, are under threat.


Water stress is increasing in many parts of the world. Aquifers are depleted faster than they are replenished.

 

 

 


The growth of the world’s population will increase demand for water by 55% by the year 2050, placing even further strain on freshwater reserves.





Rivers are the arteries of the earth. Seen from above, the earth’s creeks, lakes, rivers and wetlands form natural networks which sustain nature.


Rivers and lakes account for 90% of the world’s freshwater stocks.


Rivers have been the cradles of human civilization from time immemorial. The earliest civilizations were nurtured along the banks of rivers – including the Euphrates, the Indus, the Nile and Yellow rivers.

 

 

 


Rivers remain vital today.


Rivers will be essential for all eternity.


Rivers are indispensable to human well¬-being.


The waters of rivers are used for cooking, drinking, fishing, recreation, transportation and washing.


Rivers also provide water for irrigation for farming, mining, manufacturing and other economic activities.


Rivers are important for the security of states.





The management of transboundary watercourses must promote cooperation and collaboration rather than confrontation and conflict.

 


Rivers must be protected from pollution, including that caused by environmental degradation and the discharge of effluent from industry, mining and agriculture. River pollution impacts adversely on water quality, on health and the economic and social well-being of citizens.


The protection of the sources of the world’s freshwater sources is essential to ensuring:


– citizens’ entitlement to water;


– communities’ access to safe and sanitary water; and


– countries’ and the continent’s water security;


The adverse effects of climate change – droughts, flooding, rising sea levels and extreme weather events – are exacerbating water quality and environmental security.


The Inter-governmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has forecasted that climate change will result in reduced surface and ground water in most sub-tropical regions.

 


The protection of the world’s freshwater sources, therefore, is essential to global water security.


World Water Day reminds us of our shared responsibility to protect the earth’s water resources.


WE have, therefore, calls on this World Water Day to take action to protect water for future generations.


We recommend to this World Water Day, a three-point action agenda to enhance:


– Commitment to pay continuous attention and unceasing action, not only to occasional conferences;


– Collaboration among states, especially neighbours which share the waters of rivers; and


– Conservation of water resources and the protection of the environment everywhere in order to maintain the integrity of the earth’s rivers and lakes.


At stake is nothing less than humanity itself. I wish success to the celebrations marking World Water Day.


I thank you.


For more information please refer to THE AMBASSADOR WEBSITE

PRESIDENT PROFESSOR DR. ANTON CARAGEA PARTAKE IN DJIBOUTI WORLD CAPITAL OF CULTURE CEREMONIES

Posted by Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation on April 8, 2018 at 10:30 AM

President Dr. Anton Caragea will open, together with President Ismail Omar Guelleh, the celebrations for Africa Week of Culture and Tourism to be held in Djibouti from 16 to 22 April 2018.




Djibouti is now a member of World Capitals of Culture and Tourism select list.




Djibouti was selected as the first African city to be inscribed on the world list of Capitals of Culture and Tourism in recognition of the city rich past, booming traditions and remarkable tourism development.


The country encompasses ten world heritage sites on tentative list ranging from natural treasures and natural protected areas such as: Lake Assal and Lake Abbe, National Park Foret du day to the tumulus of Awellos, cave paintings of Abourma. 

 




President Professor Dr. Anton Caragea welcomed to Ethiopia by Ethiopian H.E. Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn. 




The capital city: Djibouti is home to a treasure trove of architectural marvels from the historical Haji Hamoudi Mosque, European Quarter (Malik Square) and African Quarter, Djibouti Cathedral and Ethiopian Church Saint Gabriel of the Sun and the cultural blending space of Les Caisses etc.


Our participation in Djibouti, World Capital of Culture and Tourism activities is part of our long-standing commitment to the development of Africa, stated Professor Dr. Anton Caragea, IRICE President.

 




President of Zimbabwe H.E. Robert G. Mugabe welcomes President Professor Dr. Anton Caragea in Zimbabwe`s capital Harare.



We have supported development and cultural programs in Ethiopia and Zimbabwe and we are proudly adding now Djibouti to our list of valuable partners in the region and the support and enlighten policies of Academician Ismail Omar Guelleh, President of Djibouti are a guarantee for a long-term cooperation concluded President Dr. Anton Caragea.


H.E. Academician Ismail Omar Guelleh, President of Djibouti is a world recognized leader appreciated for his ambitious development model enacted in Djibouti.


The delegation headed by H.E. Professor Dr. Anton Caragea will have extensive dialogues with H.E. Mr. Abdoulkader Kamil Mohamed, Prime Minister of Djibouti, H.E. Mr. Mahmoud Ali Youssef, Minister of Foreign Affairs and a special meeting with H.E. Academician Ismail Omar Guelleh, President of Djibouti and will benefit from a cultural and orientation program in the country.

ROMANIA`S WINES AND DOMENIILE PANCIU HAD TAKEN CENTRAL STAGE AT BERLINER WINE COMPETITION

Posted by Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation on April 4, 2018 at 2:55 AM

DOMENIILE PANCIU are succeeding a new European level performance as they obtained the GOLD MEDAL for their famous sparkling wine Muscat Ottonel Panciu Riserva 2017 in the contest of Berliner Wein Trophy 2018.

 

 





The Berlin-based competition can be best evaluated by a few key figures like: 6700 wines under jury evaluation, 198 experts garnered as jurors for the contest, 35 committees dedicated to the evaluations and a few gold medalists among whom DOMENIILE PANCIU from Vrancea Tifesti had taken center stage.

 

 


DOMENIILE PANCIU achieved the apex of international recognition and succeeded in placing under limelight once more the value of the Vrancea terroir that is producing sparkling wines on equal footing with famous Champagnes sparkling wines or Italian ones.




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We must remember that: the DOMENIILE PANCIU under the brand name of CASA PANCIU was selected as Europe`s representation and diplomatic wine in 2014 and in 2017 on the EUROPE DAY ceremony the Vin d’honneur was once again provided by the DOMENIILE PANCIU selected wine.


In Romania, in three out of six years, DOMENIILE PANCIU were selected to uphold Romanian wine industry prowess and to keep the banner of the Romanian sparkling and still wines being awarded the DIPLOMATIC WINE designation in 2014, 2016 and again in 2017.

 






To this long list of achievements we must add the DECANTER bronze for the DOMENIILE PANCIU BRUT sparkling wine in 2015, 2016 and 2017 and in 2015 the Muscat Ottonel sweet wine has received a Special Mention for a perfect aroma and balanced taste winning the appraisals of world`s top wine tasters, as the organizers of DECANTER competition are affirming.

 

 


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GENTLEMEN`S CORNER AWARDED PRESTIGIOUS TITLE FOR PROMOTING ROMANIA`S IMAGE AND IDENTITY

Posted by Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation on February 26, 2018 at 4:15 AM

Diplomatic community has hailed the selection of a new diplomatic partner for Romania as a new step towards recognizing and upholding the inventivity and creativity of Romanian entrepreneurial elite.

 

 


GENTLEMEN`S CORNER is the most recently selected new diplomatic partner in bolstering Romania`s image across the world.





The title of OFFICIAL DIPLOMATIC PARTNER of The Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation comes to salute the exertions of GENTLEMEN`S CORNER and his founding father Mr. Sorin Preda to educate the Romanian consumer, to offer high-quality products and in the same time incorporating the brimming creativity of Romanian fashion creators.



The DIPLOMATIC PARTNER designation is the highest honor to be bestowed upon Romanian entrepreneurs and creators in order to signify their condition as true ambassadors in the world for Romanian industry.


The official ceremony has taken place on February 21, 2018, and gathers in a festive moment: representatives of Senate and Chamber of Deputies, Romanian Government united in the recognition of a modern phenomenon: the Romanian fashion designers taken the world by storm.

 

 

 





DIPLOMATIC PARTNERS CEREMONY (left to right): Mr. Sorin Preda-GENTLEMEN`S CORNER creator, Mr. Marius Budai Chairman Economic Committee Romanian Parliament, H.E. President of Romania (1996-2000) Dr. Emil Constantinescu, Professor Dr. Anton Caragea, IRICE President.




The latest in this string of successes are the designer creations of GENTLEMEN`S CORNER, creations that top the fashion industry claiming the coveted 2017 INTERNATIONAL QUALITY AWARD.


This is the moment for Romania to embrace his values, stated IRICE President Professor Dr. Anton Caragea.


In France the designer of perfume creators are recognized as members of Legion of Honor or in Great Britain they will be knights of the realm as it is in them that we salute the desire for a better future, to overcome our own limits and the best of what a nation has to offer.

 


In Romania we have carved out this diplomatic partnership status in order to better showcase the richness of our country and our values, values build around these personalities as they are ambassadors of fashion, creators of national pride and plus value stated Professor Dr. Anton Caragea.


Romanian president (1996-2000) professor Emil Constantinescu underlined the fact that the reasons for his decision as a president to reinstate this diplomatic awards was the need to pinpoint the elites and the positive models for society to follow.


A society that turns a blind eye to his values, that does not pay them the necessary respect is a lost society.


The only way to confront today’s crises of values and identity is to clearly mark down true values such: GENTLEMEN`S CORNER and the new Romania`s fashion ambassador: Mr. Sorin Preda.

 





At the same time London and Bucharest where celebrating fashion creators: a sign of normality and values blending.


In the left corner H.M. Queen Elizabeth II bestow British Designers Awards and (right) Professor Dr. Anton Caragea IRICE President and Emil Constantinescu, President of Romania (1996–2000) bestow diplomatic partners title for fashion creators.




Queen Elizabeth II has at the same time with our ceremony decorated the British fashion creators, and we here today we are decorating the foremost fashion creator of our country: Mr. Sorin Preda.


It is an example that our country is strongly enshrined in the great modern currents and in London or Bucharest we recognize the same values.





The Chairman of Economic Committee of Romanian Parliament Mr. Budai Marius underlined that The Parliament is honored to salute in GENTLEMEN`S CORNER the new country diplomatic partner that will help build a healthy image of Romania and our economy cannot develop without the creativity and success model offered by Mr. Sorin Preda, a model of success on a European scale.





Vice-President Catalin Nechifor has marked the Romanian Parliament appreciation for diplomatic corps presence in significant numbers on the venues of NEW DIPLOMATIC PARTNER: GENTLEMEN`S CORNER.


GENTLEMEN`S CORNER is etching better than any the Romanian values, the Romanian normality and the stellar integration of our country on the world top echelons by fashion and inventivity.


The ceremony was TV broadcasted and among others took the floor ambassadors of the Republic of Armenia (H.E. Sergey Minasyan) , Republic of Belarus (H.E. Andrei M. Grienkevich), Republic of Cuba (H.E. Roberto Cesar Hamilton), People`s Democratic Republic of Korea (H.E. Ri Pyong Du), Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela (H.E. Victor R. Carazo), Palestine representative and other diplomats.


The ceremony has concluded with a tasting of Romanian natural products and a line of canapes and the guests took their time to admire the new fashion creations signed by Mr. Sorin Preda and GENTLEMEN`S CORNER team.

  




Ambassador of Republic of Cuba (H.E. Roberto Cesar Hamilton)

 

 




Ambassador of Republic of Armenia (H.E. Sergey Minasyan)

 

 




Ambassador of Republic of Belarus (H.E. Andrei M. Grienkevich)

 

 




Ambassador of People`s Democratic Republic of Korea (H.E. Ri Pyong Du-photo center)

  




H.E. Professor Dr. Emil Constantinescu, President of Romania (1996-2000) in a friendly shake hand with the Ambassador of Venezuela H.E. Victor R. Carazo under the watchful eye of IRICE President Professor Dr. Anton Caragea.



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THE YEAR OF CELEBRATION FOR SAINTS EPICTETUS AND ASTION. THE OLDEST SAINTS OF ROMANIA

Posted by Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation on December 27, 2017 at 6:20 AM

2018 will be a year dedicated to the celebration of the christian heritage of the Romanian people and will also mark the latinity, continuity and the two millennia of Christian life on Dobrogea (Dobruja) by placing at the fore of national and international attention the sacred heritage of Holy Martyrs Epictetus and Astion, has decided the academic council of The Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation of Romania (IRICE).

 





Saints Martyrs Epictetus and Astion are proof even today, two millenniums after their sacrifice on the long-term presence of Christian faith on the lands of Dobrogea and are a birth certificate of Romanian Christianity and an irrefutable evidence of the exceptional duration of Christianity on our lands.

 


They are also a perfect example of sacrifice and life offered in the service of Our Savior Jesus Christ, has highlighted their significance Professor Dr. Anton Caragea – IRICE President.


We are marking this year 100 years since the unification of Romania (1918  ) and we must also mark down for posterity our creative potential and not overlook that we are the beneficiaries of two millennia of Christian legacy and over 2.100 years of statehood, this are fundamental dates of the historical evolution of Romanian people.

 




Murighiol Cathedral dedicated to Saints Martyrs Epictetus and Astion.

 



In this perspective, the Saints Martyrs Epictetus and Astion role is a fundamental one as we are speaking of the oldest historically proven martyrs of the Church on the territory of Romania, they are not only teaching us on the uninterrupted continuity of civilization on the banks of Danube, but also are offering us a lesson on the love for Christ of our people, even more resounding as we are having here saints registered in the Catholic and Orthodox pantheon so truly universal saints testifying for the Holy Church in his wholeness, saints that are making Romania proud of his legacy, concluded the historical presentation of the moment Professor Dr. Anton Caragea.




The Halmyris-Murighiol fortification today. A central point of the map of cultural and historical treasures of Dobrogea (Dobruja).




The focal point of the celebrations for 2018 THE YEAR OF SAINTS MARTYRS EPICTETUS AND ASTION will take place on July 8, 2018 on Murighiol (former roman city of Halmyris) in the cathedral of Saints Epictetus and Astion with a special mass taking place in the honor of the holy martyrs of Christian faith and of Romanian dedication: saints EPICTETUS and ASTION.





The excavated ruins of the Roman Cathedral built on VIII century on the spot where Saints Epictetus and Astion suffered martyrdom for their faith in Jesus Christ in 290 after Chr.

 




ON SAINTS MARTYRS EPICTETUS AND ASTION.


It is the celebration of the oldest holy martyrs known as the territory of Dobrogea, Epictetus and Astion, the Orthodox Church commemorates on 8 July. Description of life and their passion was kept in the Acts of the Martyrs with large details.


They are known as saints Halmyris, the ancient Christian city located on the banks of the Danube that was called in ancient times “Almyra”. They suffered a martyr’s death during fierce persecution against the Christian church triggered by Emperor Diocletian (244-311) on 8 July 290. Surely they are the martyrs old Dobrogea certified undoubtedly springs hagyographic.

 


Life and their passion have given in the Acts of the Martyrs, but unfortunately, their holy martyr act we were kept only in a later century copy. XV, located in the Church of the Saviour in Utrecht and was published in 1615 by Jesuit scholar Herbert Rosweyde († 1629).


In 1921, Benedictine Dom Germain Morin discovered in remembrance of martyrology Ieronimian St. Epictetus and Astion on May 23 in “The S.S. Epicteto presbytero et Astion monachu martyribus Almiridensibus in Scythia “, confirming the veracity of statements he Acta Sanctorum, edited by N. Rosweyde, mentioned above.

 


Acta Sanctorum took passages from a study of its impact on the two saints and martyrs renowned researcher and historian Netzhammer Raymund (1862-1945), Catholic archbishop arrived in Bucharest and left posterity work Epiktet und Astion, diokletianische Martyrer I Danaudelta, Zug. 1937.



HISTORICAL LANDMARKS.

 


Saints Epictetus and Astion from Halmyris


Saint Epictetus, priest, and Saint Astion, (improperly said) monk, originals from Asia Minor, were martyrs for Christ in the 3rd century in Scytia Minor (the today Romanian region Dobruja-Dobrogea, situated between Danube and the Black Sea).


They were originally from Little Asia.


Information about their lives is known only from a copy of a 15th century manuscript kept in the archive of the Savior Church in Utrecht, published in 1615 by the Jesuit monk Herbert Rosweyde, the initiator of the hagiographic collections Acta Sanctorum, under the title “SS. Epicteto presbytero et Astion monacho, martirybus Almiridiensibus in Scythia “.

ROMANIA AND CAMBODIA: A MODEL OF COOPERATION FOR WORLD DEVELOPMENT

Posted by Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation on December 19, 2017 at 5:15 PM

2017 has marked a new height in the relations between Romania and Kingdom of Cambodia in the fields of cultural, development and tourism cooperation with the climax being the visit of Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation Presidential delegation (IRICE) in Cambodia between 1 to 11 December 2017.

 




Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation President, Professor Dr. Anton Caragea congratulates the author of Cambodia`s economic miracle: H.E. Prime Minister Academician HUN SEN.

 




The visit of the presidential delegation headed by IRICE President, Professor Dr. Anton Caragea has come in recognition of the incredible strides obtained by Cambodia in the field of tourism in 2016 and 2017 as WORLD BEST TOURIST DESTINATION.

 


The Kingdom of Cambodia has become the leading country in tourism development with more than 1,6 million tourists growth in only a year from 3,5 million tourists in 2015 to over 5 million tourists in 2016.

 


With a 40% year to year increase in incoming number of tourists Cambodia leads in world tourism development.






Phnom Penh hosted the President Anton Caragea delegates and was crowned as WORLD CAPITAL OF CULTURE AND TOURISM.




The visit of Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation was also in recognition of Phnom Penh as WORLD CAPITAL OF CULTURE AND TOURISM and in recognition of Prime Minister of Cambodia, Academician HUN SEN as the GLOBAL AMBASSADOR FOR TOURISM AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS.

 




Academician HUN SEN is proclaimed to the world as the GLOBAL AMBASSADOR FOR TOURISM AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS.




The visit included a rich and diversified cultural program calculated to present to IRICE delegates the heritage, cultural and historical treasures of the Kingdom.

 


The high-level delegation toured the coastal region of Cambodia including the province of Kampong Som, Sihanoukville and the islands of Koh Rong and Koh Rong Sonleom.





Sihanoukville: the world`s most cleanest beaches!



The Cambodian Riviera is an incredible destination uniting history with splendid beaches with lush forest and balmy climate all year round creating an attraction pole for tourists appreciated Professor Dr. Anton Caragea IRICE President.

 




The Cambodian coast line: the new address of paradise!




The Presidential delegation headed to the north to the culturally rich and historical charged space of Siem Reap and Preah Vihear.



Visits to the incredible pyramid temples of Koh Ker, witnessing King Jayavarman IV incredible prowess and unstinted desire to build one of the world miracles in the jungles of Cambodia was an emotional experience.

 




Koh Ker as a 7th world wonder !



Koh Ker is a 7thworld wonder, a place of absolute awe and incredible spiritual dimension, a magnet for tourists worldwide.

 


The visit encompass a stopover at the Preah Vihear, the greatest temple of Indochina, an architectural wonder and restored to the Kingdom of Cambodia after a long and complicated judicial battle in the court of Hague who decided unequivocally that the Kingdom of Cambodia is the owner of this sacred jewel in terms of international law, treaties, history and legacy.





Preah Vihear: the larges and most impressive temple of Indochina.





Preah Vihear is the living testament of the Khmer people ingenuity, determination and love for beauty and glory appreciated President Dr. Anton Caragea.

 


Other visits had taken place at Beng Melea temple and a special visit on Tonle Sap the inner sea of Cambodia and a boat trip on one of the world largest freshwater lakes and the breadbasket of Cambodia.

 


Delegates toured the lake and the water-based villages and have a layover at Kampong Pluk Community and Prek Toal community-based tourism.





Tonle Sap the inner sea of Cambodia!




Tourism has become a part and parcel of the livelihood of these regions and a breadwinner for families, registered IRICE delegate Mr. Mihai Prundianu.

 


I encourage world tourist to come to Cambodia, to visit rural and distant communities, to buy artisanal products and to support community-based tourism as a way to foster a better life and also to enjoy a positive experience and a traditional way of life.


The center of the visit was the incredible discovery of the touristic and cultural riches of Kompong Thom province culminated with a tour to the Sambor Prei Kuk Temples registered as UNESCO heritage sites in 2017.

 




Sambor Prai Kuk is the mythical capital of the fabulous Kingdom of Chenla.





Sambor Prai Kuk is the mythical capital of the fabulous Kingdom of Chenla (Zenla in Chinese chronicles) and is completely in tune with the ancient descriptions as the most beautiful city in the world. A host of incredible rich decorated temples, magnificent towers of worship and powerful gods spring out of the jungle in a dance of stone and brick that is not only a precursor to the marvels of Angkor but a marvel in his one right.

 


No man cannot say is cultured and visited the world if it not has stopped at Sambor Prei Kuk, this is where the world architecture and the greatest dreams of Angkor where first-born, the temples of Sambor Prei Kuk are the testaments of a rich and powerful civilization that united Gods and people for the first time in Indochina history, stated the significance of the monuments Professor Dr. Anton Caragea.






Sambor Prei Kuk-UNESCO Heritage Status from 2017 (the third in Cambodia after Angkor Temples and Preah Vihear Temples).




The delegates toured Phnom Penh and have a chance to discuss future investment projects in the capital with the Governor of Phnom Penh Mr. Khoung Sreng.

 




H.E. Professor Dr. Anton Caragea – IRICE President receives the silver platter of Phnom Penh from H.E. Minister of Tourism Dr. Thong Khon.




IRICE delegates held meeting with Ministers of Land Management and Development, Environment and have a long exchange of views with the Minister of tourism H.E. Thong Khon in a friendly and amicable atmosphere discussing new cooperation projects.

 


On December 9, 2017, on the scene of 2017 WORLD TOURISM AWARDS, H.E. President Dr. Anton Caragea hailed Cambodia example as a beacon in a world in need of a model and appointed H.E. Prime Minister Academician HUN SEN as the world`s GLOBAL AMBASSADOR FOR TOURISM AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS.

 




H.E. President Dr. Anton Caragea hailed Cambodia example as a beacon in a world in need of a model and appointed H.E. Prime Minister Academician HUN SEN as the world`s GLOBAL AMBASSADOR FOR TOURISM AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS.

 



Academician Mircea Constantinescu had also made public the inscription of Phnom Penh, Cambodia`s capital as WORLD CAPITAL OF CULTURE AND TOURISM, the world most prestigious designation for cities and regions of world significance and value.





The visit of Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation representatives offered a new global standing for Cambodia on world stage and marked an ever developing bilateral relation that is rapidly transforming into a model for the region.

 

A HIGH-LEVEL DELEGATION LED BY PRESIDENT PROFESSOR DR. ANTON CARAGEA WILL PARTICIPATE AT WORLD CAPITAL OF CULTURE PARAPHERNALIA

Posted by Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation on December 2, 2017 at 8:40 AM

A high-level delegation headed by Professor Dr. Anton Caragea, IRICE President will pay a ten day`s official visit to the Kingdom of Cambodia.


The high-level visit comes in the context of an ever-expanding and consolidating bilateral relations and brings with it a new dimension of friendship between Romania and Cambodia.




H.E. Professor Dr. Anton Caragea declaration to the Parliament of The Kingdom of Cambodia.



After last year (2016) visit the bilateral relation has intensified with the opening of a cultural center in the Pitesti county, the inauguration of a bilateral chamber of commerce and in the follow-up on the agreements established last year the Khmer New Year was celebrated as a first in Bucharest and the Kingdom of Cambodia was awarded the honor of hosting WORLD TOURISM DAY for 2017 and 2018.



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PRESIDENT DR. ANTON CARAGEA ADDRESS TO THE ROYAL PARLIAMENT OF CAMBODIA


PRESIDENT SIGN`S THE DECISION TO APPOINT NEW GLOBAL AMBASSADORS FOR TOURISM AND SDG



PROFESSOR DR. ANTON CARAGEA NAMED GLOBAL AMBASSADOR FOR KINGDOM OF CAMBODIA



OFFICIAL 2016 VISIT TO THE KINGODM OF CAMBODIA

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Dialogue of friendship and solidarity: H.E. President Dr. Anton Caragea and H.E. Prime Minister Academician HUN SEN of Cambodia.



For the official visit of the IRICE President Professor Dr. Anton Caragea, to take place between December 1st and December 11, 201,7 an all-encompassing program was carved comprising meetings with Cambodian Parliament President, Ministers of Tourism, Agriculture, Development and Environment with the highlights of the visit being the meetings with H.E. Prime Minister of Cambodia Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo HUN SEN and H.M. King Norodom Sihamoni.


Last year, in a consequence of the bilateral meeting, H.M. King Norodom Sihamoni asked H.E. Professor Dr. Anton Caragea to accept the honorable task of representing Khmer culture and image in the world as the Kingdom Global Ambassador, a task joyfully and proudly accepted by H.E. Professor Dr. Anton Caragea in July 2016


A special and complex cultural program was created for the high-level delegation led by IRICE President Professor Dr. Anton Caragea and includes stop-overs at the main cultural and UNESCO heritage zones of the Kingdom like: Preah Vihear, Siem Reap, Angkor Wat and Angkor Thom, Thailand Bay and the mysterious and celebrated Koh Ker.




2016: Professor Dr. Anton Caragea allocution to the Royal Government of Cambodia.



On December 9, 2017, Professor Dr. Anton Caragea will have the honor of opening with a special allocution the celebrations dedicated to PHNOM PENH-WORLD CAPITAL OF CULTURE AND TOURISM.



The inscription of Kingdom of Cambodia capital as one of the cultural and archeological landmarks of humanity it a central moment for the country stature as a world-class cultural hub in the region.


Before starting his official journey IRICE President Professor Dr. Anton Caragea stated that his delegation attending this special moment in the life of the Kingdom is a solid proof of a consolidated friendship.



This is a perfect moment to celebrate the achievements of Cambodia and to mark the inscribing of the capital city of Cambodia on the world`s list of cities leading humanity into a development and using culture and tourism as fundamentals for a better life for us all in a magister example, has underlined the significance of the moment in a brief statement H.E. Professor Dr. Anton Caragea.

INTERNATIONAL QUALITY AWARD FOR FASHION BROUGHT TO ROMANIA BY MR. SORIN PREDA

Posted by Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation on November 13, 2017 at 4:55 AM

Romanian products are in a brisk rise on European and international markets, the most recent example in this direction being the European Council on Tourism and Trade decision to award the INTERNATIONAL QUALITY AWARD for Gentlemen`s Corner, the no.1 creator of fashion and elegance in Romania.






GENTLEMEN`S CORNER Team led by Mr. Sorin Preda is attending a photo opportunity with INTERNATIONAL QUALITY AWARD proudly presenting it for media as a clear proof a successful enterprise.



The Council decision to entrust the 2017 INTERNATIONAL QUALITY AWARD for GENTLEMEN`S CORNER outlines that their fashion creations are succeeding blending, in a perfect manner, the best European textiles and fabrics.



These are coming from household names like: Vitale Barberis Canonico and Lanificio Cerruti for suits, Cotonificio Albini Italy and Tessitura Monti Italy for shirts, Como silk for ties and Toscana leather for leather products all coupled with famous vicuna wool from Peru and doubled by the craftsmanship of GENTLEMEN`S CORNER fashion creators.






Following this international recognition GENTLEMEN`S CORNER establishes himself as the only Romanian company added to a selective list of luxury products representative for European quality and tradition encompassing the most cherished perfumes created by Salvador Dali – DALI HAUTE PARFUMERIE, French champagne or famous Armagnac and from today the elegant and trendy fashion carved by GENTLEMEN`S CORNER creators.


From the start Mr. Sorin Preda, GENTLEMEN`S CORNER manager envisioned as his primary target: to recreate the unique charm of the classic fashion on the Romanian market and to provoke with new and daring collections and to build a team of elegance and fashion advisers in order to imbue the Romanian fashion with the tendencies in men`s fashion while keeping to the letter the tailoring golden rules.




Venezuela`s Ambassador H.E. Victor R. Carazo, D.R. of Congo Information Minister, Mr. Sorin Preda- GENTLEMEN`S CORNER Director, European Council on Tourism and Trade President, European Council on Tourism and Trade Director Mr. Pavel Avramoiu and Mr. Mihai Prundianu- President of Romania-Japonia Business Council and Romania-Laos Business Council (from left to right).




Recently GENTLEMEN`S CORNER has taken the limelight with the presentation on Romanian market of the stain resistant shirts, tailored from a special treated cotton, respecting all the European norms and in the meantime a special cotton, extra fine that is allowing the body to breath and enjoying in the same time special characteristics like remarkable stain and perspiration resistance.







With the recognition brought by THE INTERNATIONAL QUALITY AWARD FOR FASHION, the tailors of elegance and charm from GENTLEMEN`S CORNER had proven that Romanian can rub shoulders with the most sought-after products from Europe and they can start in full confidence the journey towards global recognition of a Romanian style brand on the front of European fashion industry.



For supplementary details, orders or an appointment with experts and tailors from GENTLEMEN`S CORNER, it is all just a click away:



 

FLAGSHIP PROGRAM: GLOBAL AMBASSADORS FOR TOURISM AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS

Posted by Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation on November 9, 2017 at 6:35 AM

In the opening ceremonies for the 2017 World Tourism Day Professor Dr. Anton Caragea has made the long-awaited announcement: The Global Ambassadors for Tourism and Sustainable Development Goals programme will continue in the next year and had expressed his support for the decision taken by THE PARLIAMENTARY ASSEMBLY FOR UNITED NATIONS SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS (SDG) to continue upholding the efforts of promoting SDG as tools for international peace, development and inclusive and socially balanced growth.



On October 4, 2017 the official ceremonies for WORLD TOURISM DAY have taken place at Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation in the presence of President Professor Dr. Anton Caragea and having in observance members of Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation, European Council on Tourism (ECTT) and Trade, European Tourism Academy and members of PARLIAMENTARY ASSEMBLY FOR UNITED NATIONS SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS (SDG).



In the opening ceremonies for the World Tourism Day, Professor Dr. Anton Caragea has made the long-awaited announcement: The Global Ambassadors for Tourism and Sustainable Development Goals programme will continue in the next year.





Professor Dr. Anton Caragea signs the decree to continue to the Ambassadors for Tourism and Sustainable Development Goals programme onto the next period.





As a result of the demands coming from leaders, statesman`s and peerless world personalities involved in the carving of new development strategies and in implementing United Nations Sustainable Development Agenda we have taken the decision to further implement the program and to entrust the European Council on Tourism and Trade and PARLIAMENTARY ASSEMBLY FOR UNITED NATIONS SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS SDG to continue the implementation of the program in the years to come.





The new logo of a Parliamentary Assembly for Sustainable Development Goals.




On the same occasion Professor Dr. Anton Caragea announced the good news that: the international Campaign for the implementation of 2030 Agenda of United Nations, known worldwide as SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS AGENDA, in the work of parliaments across the world has reached a first milestone, only after a year of existence, with the support of 262 parliamentarians from 22 national parliaments.


The role of Parliamentary Assembly for SDG`s is “to ensure international cooperation, secure the acceptance and to enhance the legitimacy of the United Nations SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS AGENDA and strengthen the elected representatives ( parliamentarians) capacity to act and to be more effectively and directly included into the activities of implementing and financing the programs related to SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS AGENDA.”



“If it comes to offer governance to Global Ambassadors for Tourism and Sustainable Development Goals programme and to insure global cooperation, than the Parliamentary Assembly for SDG`s is the venue for a technical and democratic debate, said Professor Dr. Anton Caragea.


More information’s about the Parliamentarian Assembly for Implementation of Sustainable Development Goals can be read out on UN-SDG site here:


Supplementary information regarding the World Lectures on SDG can be obtained from official website





H.E. Professor Dr. Anton Caragea, MA, FINS, ETA at World Tourism Day 2015 with H.E. Prime Minister Academician Hailemariam Desalegn and the Government of F.D.R. Ethiopia




H.E.Professor Dr. Anton Caragea, MA, FINS, ETA at World Tourism Day 2014 with H.E. President of Zimbabwe Cdre Robert Gabriel Mugabe and the Government of Zimbabwe





H.E.Professor Dr. Anton Caragea, MA, FINS, ETA at World Tourism Day 2013 with H.E. President of Laos PDR




H.E.Professor Dr. Anton Caragea, MA, FINS, ETA at World Tourism Day 2012 with H.E. Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago-Mrs. Kamla Prashad Bishesar-President of the Commonwealth for 2012.





Professor Dr. Anton Caragea during 2016 WORLD TOURISM DAY