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Posted by Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation on February 14, 2016 at 7:25 AM

Romanian tourism starts to rapidly grow in recognition and appreciation on European and world stage.

Romania is already recognized for natural beauties, but the increased recognition of hospitality industry and service areas of Romanian hotels are starting to gain more appreciation from European tourists.

The ROYAL hotels, a chain garnering hotels in Bucharest and Constanta had become the first Romanian hotels that received the authoritative EUROPEAN QUALITY AWARD for hotels in recognition of the exceptional quality of services rendered by the two hospitality centers.

The function for awarding the EUROPEAN QUALITY AWARD for tourism and hotels was hosted by ROYAL Hotel in Bucharest in the presence of accredited diplomatic corps, Romanian parliament representatives, European Tourism Academy, European Council on Tourism and Trade and Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation of Romania.

Professor Dr. Anton Caragea, The Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation President, had highlighted the special efforts dedicated by ROYAL Hotels in offering tourists the best lodging and relaxation opportunities, the constant desire to improve the experience of being a guest at ROYAL Hotels and clearly marked the importance for Romanian tourism of registering the first European quality hotels.

The EUROPEAN QUALITY AWARDS is a guarantee mark of the exceptional services and hospitality that are meeting and catering for the needs of the guests of ROYAL Hotels in Bucharest and Constanta.

The Press and PR Director of ROYAL Hotels Mr. Alexandru Ion has outlined for the press the main characteristics of the Groups hotels.

The ROYAL Hotel in Bucharest is conveniently located in Bucharest center offering 97 rooms, luxourios furnished and perfectly adapted for business or leisure and especially connected to all modern technologies allowing for rapid communications, essentials for XXI century traveler.

A 120 places restaurant, with high class chefs, that are making every meal and course a special celebration.

ROYAL Bucharest Hotels offers and prime quality business locations with latest transmission equipments that are making every event hosted a sure success.

ROYAL Hotel Constanta is offering perfect furnished accommodations comprised of 10 single apartment style rooms and 40 singles all elegantly and modern equipped and offering all the required facilities for a luxury hotel.

Constanta ROYAL Hotel is located 400 meters from the beach and in central part of the town garnering in equal measure the pleasures of the sea and the city proximity.

Two conference areas, modernly build and equipped with large welcoming areas are offering to the hotel the charm of a truly European hotel.


Professsor Dr. Anton Caragea entrusts the EUROPEAN QUALITY AWARD for ROYAL Hotel Group.


After the official entrusting of the EUROPEAN QUALITY AWARD certificate for ROYAL hotels from Bucharest and Constanta, diplomats and high ranking officials presents on the venue had enjoyed a special festive table entertaining both European and special Romanian cuisine and tasted the ROMANIAN DIPLOMATIC WINE for 2016 from House of Panciu.

In one voice the diplomatic corps present at the venue had offered high marks for the hospitality offered by ROYAL Hotel and for the Romanian tourism potential that can be cherished and discovered only at the best Romanian hotels of ROYAL GROUP.


Posted by Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation on February 14, 2016 at 7:00 AM


The Ambassadors Meeting and Working Lunch on Tourism and Hospitality reunited Romanian parliamentarians, representatives of Minister of tourism and members of the diplomatic corps.

The Working Lunch on Tourism was generously hosted by the Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation (IRICE) and has benefited the presence of the IRICE President, Professor Dr. Anton Caragea.

IRICE President receives the participants to Working Lunch on Tourism


The Diplomatic corps gathering, is taken place on an annual basis and is representing a great opportunity for networking and also for keeping the Embassies informed on what the World Lectures on Sustainable Development Goals Programs will try to achieve during the year and also to provide an outlook for the coming year 2016 in terms of tourism in Europe and Romania.

The event received a very high representation of accredited diplomatic corps, Romanian parliament representatives, European Tourism Academy, European Council on Tourism and Trade and Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation of Romania.

On this occasion Professor Dr. Anton Caragea had officially entrusted insignias and diplomas for the representative of the hospitality industry of Romania and recognized ROYAL HOTELS in Bucharest and Constanta as official diplomatic partners and entrusted the HIGH QUALITY PRIZES for the two hotels.


H.E. Victor R. Carazo, Ambassador of Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela giving an interview to the National Television.


Other points of discussions included the update on International and Romanian Tourism trends in 2015 and on the DISCOVER ROMANIA PROGRAM which represents one of the top priorities of the IRICE agenda.

The DISCOVER ROMANIA PROGRAM is destined to highlight for the ambassadors that had endeavour and achieved recognition for their efforts to foster the bilateral relations the beauties of Romania.

In the last three years DISCOVER ROMANIA PROGRAM had offered diplomatic trips to Maramures, Hateg, Retezat, Iasi, Bucovina, Danube Delta and Targoviste to ambassadors from United Arab Emirates, Iraq, Syria, Macedonia, Albania, Qatar, Venezuela, Nigeria etc.


Official toasting with ROMANIAN DIPLOMATIC WINE FOR 2016

The names of the ambassadors who will be invited for Spring 2016 DISCOVER ROMANIA PROGRAM will be announced in March 2016 and the trip will start in April and will showcase Moldavian beauties, announced IRICE President Anton Caragea.

The meeting concluded with an introduction of the main activities of the diplomatic calendar for the first quarter of 2016, a presentation on the upcoming February 2016 Romanian Tourism Fair and International Good and Beverage Exhibition – Goodwine May 2016.

More about DISCOVER ROMANIA PROGRAM, with photos and memories of the trips, can be found here:







Posted by Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation on January 25, 2016 at 1:15 PM

You have to know that: the world’s favourite museum isn’t the Louvre. Or the Metropolitan Museum of Modern Art or London Museum.


According to world tourism institution-European Council on Tourism and Trade, the highest rated museum is the Addis Ababa Ethiopian National Museum, home to the world oldest hominids Lucy and Selam, universally acclaimed as grandfathers of humanity and garnering the world most impressive collection of African eastern orthodox icons. 

After crunching the numbers in the algorithm that took into account the quantity and quality of reviews for museums worldwide Ethiopian National Museum ranked as the most respected in cultural community.


On the arguments that put the Museum on the right track in the cultural world where the refurbishing of a new wing destined to conserve their countries priceless artifacts and cultural patrimony.


The judges did not escape the fact that te museum received during 2015 landmarks visits like European Council delegations and United States delegations, a moment that was not achieved by any other cultural institution during this year.


Uniting Europe, America and Africa around Lucy-the skeleton of the first hominid, is a success that only Ethiopian National Museum registered, during 2015. 

NATIONAL MUSEUM OF ETHIOPIA is the only world museum that received the visit of American and European delegations during the same year. All around Lucy-the first human skeleton. 


On December 15, 2015, on the function of the official opening of the2016 World Tourism, Culture and Travel Awards, Professor Dr. Anton Caragea announced the Ethiopian National Museum of Addis Ababa is recognized as a WORLD`S FAVORITE MUSEUM for his priceless artefacts and outstanding contribution to the human civilization understanding. 

The Ethiopia National Museum made it on the list of WORLD`S FAVORITE MUSEUM on the account of garnering the most relevant artefacts of the incredible history of Ethiopia. 

The Museum is having in his exhibitions an outstanding treasure of crowns and objects pertaining to the long list of emperors of Ethiopia, coronation artefacts, imperial insignia and memorabilia. 

 Selam-the body of the second most old hominide male.


The museum has also prided himself with impressive collections of weaponry, agricultural and everyday life objects from all the national groups and minorities from the territory of today Ethiopia, this makes it one of the largest ethnographic collection in the world and spawning for two millennia.



Of course, the crowning jewels of the permanent exhibitions at the Ethiopian National Museum are the outstandingly preserved bodies of Lucy and Salem (the oldest human remains in the world). 

 National Museum of Ethiopia: a most stop for every world tourist. 


If Ethiopia is proudly named the “cradle of the civilisation” and “the place where it all begins” than a visit to the WORLD`S FAVORITE MUSEUM-the place where the forefathers of humanity are placed is a must for any human being.



In 2015 the Ethiopian National Museum received the visits of the United States delegates led by President Barack Obama, who praised the outstanding humanity’s legacy of Ethiopia and of the European Council on Tourism and Trade delegates led by President Anton Caragea.


Religious art of Ethiopia: a must see and enjoy! 


This visits where a proof that: the Ethiopian National Museum has become a lynchpin of culture and a most see stop over for all the citizens of the world.


Posted by Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation on January 4, 2016 at 5:45 PM


On the occasion of the opening of COP 21 Paris Climate Conference, the Professor Dr. Anton Caragea presented to a world audience the statement presenting the encouragement declaration marking the importance of the event for World Natural Protected Areas and Natural parks.

Here is the full text of Professor Dr. Anton Caragea, MA, FINS, ETA allocution:


​It gives me a special pleasure to greet the Paris Climate Conference COP21.

This meeting come at a critical moment. This is the time for world leaders meeting in Paris to forge a general and humanity level response to the climate change peril.

Already by previous commitments the national governments have agreed to the goal of limiting global temperature rise to less than 2 degrees Celsius.

The climate action plans – the Intended Nationally Determined Contributions – submitted so far bend the global emissions curve downward, but there is still much effort demanded and as soon as possible.

The transformation of the world’s energy systems is crucial for world natural protected areas and natural parks by this avoiding the worst consequences of climate change and setting the world on a sustainable development pathway.

It os our shared duty as representatives of the people and humanity to foster the transformation of world energy systems in to cleaner, lower-carbon sources, and to ensure the decarbonization of the world’s energy systems by the end of the century.

Your efforts as delegates to COP 21 will manifest themself by implementing the recently adopted 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

European Council on Tourism and Trade has saluted this agenda as a roadmap to end global poverty – including energy poverty – and to help build a life of dignity for all.

This is our committment and obligation for the generations to come.

The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that we are supporting are reflecting the importance of sustainable energy for societies, economies and human world.

SDG 17 are calling to “ensuring access to affordable, reliable, sustainable, and modern energy for all” by 2030.

The Agenda that European Council on Tourism and Trade works to promote, recognizes the close links between energy and the other SDGs, including the goal on climate change.

I salute your exertions to build a safer, more equitable and prosperous future for all.

Please accept my best wishes for a successful Paris COP 21 conference !




The Office of IRICE President release a special communique on the occasion of the successful closing of COP21 Paris Climate Conference.

Professor Dr. Anton Caragea, is presenting an unequivocally encouragement declaration, marking the importance of the event for world tourism and for world natural protected areas and natural parks.


Here is the full text:

It gives me a special pleasure to greet the results of the Paris Climate Conference COP21.

The Paris Agreement has succeed in providing the framework for accelerating the global transition to low-carbon climate –resilient economies. As the SG of United Nations Mr. Ban Ki-moon rightly stated “We are the first generation that can end poverty. We are also the last generation that can slow global warming before it is too late.”

We should not miss this opportunity.

The Paris conference was a historic opportunity to accelerate the shift to a low carbon, climate-resilient global economy.

People around the world are looking to their leaders for a signal that they are ready and willing to take decisive action to tackle climate change.

I launch an appeal to those that support a strong Paris deal to take every opportunity to speak out and make their position clear.

Now, of extremly importance is the role to be played by the Civil society in raising awareness among the public and putting pressure on governments to show leadership and to ask for accountability rules to give stakeholders confidence that countries will deliver on their commitments.

As well as reducing greenhouse gas emissions, the new agreement is also addresing adaptation to the impacts of climate change and the mobilisation of finance for climate action from a variety of public and private sources.


The climate action plans – the Intended Nationally Determined Contributions – submitted so far bend the global emissions curve downward, but there is still much effort demanded and as soon as possible.

The transformation of the world’s energy systems is crucial for world natural protected areas and natural parks by this avoiding the worst consequences of climate change and setting the world on a sustainable development pathway.

It os our shared duty as representatives of the people and humanity to foster the transformation of world energy systems in to cleaner, lower-carbon sources, and to ensure the decarbonization of the world’s energy systems by the end of the century.

Your efforts after the COP21 will manifest themself by implementing the recently adopted 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.


European Council on Tourism and Trade has saluted this agenda as a roadmap to end global poverty – including energy poverty – and to help build a life of dignity for all.


This is our committment and obligation for the generations to come.

The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that we are supporting are reflecting the importance of sustainable energy for societies, economies and human world.

SDG 17 are calling to “ensuring access to affordable, reliable, sustainable, and modern energy for all” by 2030.

The Agenda that European Council on Tourism and Trade works to promote, recognizes the close links between energy and the other SDGs, including the goal on climate change.

I salute your exertions to build a safer, more equitable and prosperous future for all.

Please accept my best wishes for a successful implementation of the decision taken by Paris COP21 conference.


Posted by Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation on December 2, 2015 at 5:55 PM


Opening the KAZAKH FILM FESTIVAL, the Ambassador of Kazakhstan to Romania, Daulet Batrashev, noted that such an event enables Romanian people to open to the uniqueness and charm of Kazakh culture and get familiarized themselves with our rich culture and history.

National Library of Romania hosted, between 27 to 30 November 2015, the largest festival of Kazakh film in Europe.

The event was hosted in the city of Bucharest and included nine pictures by famous Kazakhstan film directors, representative for country high skilled cinema.

In a laughter moment: Professor Dr. Anton Caragea and Kazakh actor, Asylkhan Tolepov, pointing to the poster of famous Kazakh historical epic: The Host of Myn Bala.


The movies brought to Bucharest are “The Way of the Leader a series of four movies about the life and coming to age and political prowess of President of Kazakhstan: Nursultan Nazarbayev. Other movies are the mega production: “Nomad”, “Zheruyik” (Land of Promise), “Zhauzhurek Myn Bala” (The Host of Myn Bala), “Kyz Zhibek” and “Birzhan Sal”.

The opening bell of the Kazakh Movie Festival in Europe has ranged on 27 November 2015.

Opening the event, the Ambassador of Kazakhstan to Romania, Daulet Batrashev, noted that such an event enables Romanian people to open to the uniqueness and charm of Kazakh culture and get familiarized themselves with our rich culture and history.

IRICE President Professor Dr. Anton Caragea and Romanian Parliament Vice-President-Florin Iordache are giving an enthuse ovation to the full hearted speech of Kazakhstan Ambassador-Daulet Batrashev.

Ambassador Daulet Batrashev expressed confidence that the festival would greatly contribute to the development of cultural collaboration and will promote the rapprochement of the Kazakh and Romanian nations.

Professor Dr. Anton Caragea, President of Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation, said that the organization of the Festival it is befitting in the context of celebration of the 550th anniversary of the Kazakh Khanate and the Day of the First President of Kazakhstan.

It is by no way a chance that on 1st December, Romania is celebrating here unity day and Kazakhstan is celebrating the Day of the First President, Nursultan Nazarbayev the man who united all the people of Kazakhstan behind his furled banner.

The event was also attended by Zhanna Kuanysheva, a famous actress from Kazakhstan and the young main actor from the Host of Myn Bala-Asylkhan Tolepov.

According Mrs. Zhanna Kuanysheva, the Kazakh Film Studio is currently shooting a number of interesting projects.

Some of them will be showcased during well-known international cinematography contests.

Vice-President of the Romanian Parliament, Mr. Florin Iordache, mentioned that Kazakh Film Festival is a perfect gift from Kazakhstan, on the occasion of the National Day of Romania – December 1.

“The Kazakh Film Festival is an unique event in cultural life of Bucharest”


One day prior, Romanian Parliament listen to President Nursultan Nazarabyev ambitious vision in creating a perfect society in Kazakhstan and today we can see the events that shape President Nazarbayev life.

It is a perfect experience, concluded Parliament Vice-President Iordache.

A good event is marked by a good atmosphere: (in the right corner) Kazakhstan Ambassador speaking with members of Romanian community from Kazakhstan and in the left corner: Professor Dr. Anton Caragea in an amicable exchange with British Ambassador Paul Brummel and his party.


The Festival continues good traditions of cultural exchange between Kazakhstan and Romania and on 8 december 2015 on the occasion of National Day of Kazakhstan celebrations in Romania, the Embassy of Kazakhstan will host a concert of Kazakhstani violinist Arman Murzagaliyev.


Posted by Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation on December 1, 2015 at 5:50 PM

On 2015 December 1st, in order to mark the National Day of Romania, the exhibition: The History of Romanian Elections (1990-2016) was unveiled by Professor Dr. Anton Caragea.

IRICE President General Director and Academician Mircea Constantinescu are unveiling the Exhibition dedicated to the History of Romanian Elections


The open exhibition is made more relevant by the fact that: in 2016 the Romanian electors will go to the ballot, in two crucial elections: for local administration and in the autumn 2016 for a new Parliament.

In this context: I found that an exhibition, dedicated to parliamentary elections, highlighting the role and significance of Parliament and parliamentarians in a democracy, and marking an assessment of the importance of Parliament based democracy is essential, stated Professor Dr. Anton Caragea, IRICE President General Director, giving the starting signal for the exhibition.


The exhibition is hosted, only befitting to his purpose, in the temple of Romanian democracy: the Parliament building, underlined Professor dr. Anton Caragea in the opening speech.


The initiative of Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation to open a public exhibition on Romanian Election History, hosted in the Romanian Parliament will be the showcase of the prowess and capabilities of Parliament in a functional democracy.


Posted by Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation on November 22, 2015 at 6:55 AM


Thursday, 19 November 2015 at the headquarter of Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation has taken place the analyses of the dire situation of the Romanian economy as revealed in the latest United Nations preliminary assessment by Philip Alston.

The conference has united economical experts from Romania and European Union, economical supervisors and personalities of political, economical and academic life of Romania.

The most important topic was highlighting the negative effects of publicising doctored report about Romanian economic development, reports that are having no bases in real economy and are reminiscent of the communist time distorsion of economic figures.

Romanian economy is in deep crisis and poverty, and no amount of lies and propaganda can change this fact, and the latest popular revolt was triggered by this official politic of economic lies, was the conclusion of the debate.


2009- 2014 –the first stage of world crisis and impact on Romanian economy.



Three hundred economists, bankers and economic journalists attended the economic conference.

The conference started with an evaluation of the first wave of impact of economic crisis in the recent period: 2009-2014.


In 2012-2014 the economist stated in a voice that: the economic crisis has affected the vital areas of economic life: the collapse has started with construction industry and construction material factories and collapse continued by the real estate market shrinking.

Others affected sectors where: insurance, banking and stock exchange and in all the financial sector was strongly shaken down.

The consumer confidence has fallen sharply and the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) has being reduced with 10% in 2010 and 8% in 2011 to decrease further with margins between 2-3% in 2013 and 2014.

The decrease in Romanian economy has being so devastating, today we are below the 1996 level-the record law of Romanian economy.

Unfortunately, the economic collapse of 2012-2014 has laid the foundation for a crisis without equivalent in Romanian history that will affect the country in 2015.

2012-2014: The period of economic disaggregation of Romanian economy.

2012 and 2014 will be remembered as the worst years of recent economic turmoil in Romania, had appreciated in one voice all the experts present at the gathering.

In 2013 and 2014 the Romanian economy had started to show signs of deep financial crisis.

The banking and insurance system has being especially hard hit and this had made the fragile Romanian economy to reach the breaking point. The inflation had resurfaced and the experts appreciate that a 10% percent yearly inflation is unavoidable.

The resurgence of inflation had put a dramatic pressure on population economy and had made any recovery unthinkable for the next 4-8 years.

The collapse in economic system, the fact that internal and external investments had being reduced to minimum, the credit on internal market has being practically suspended, all this factors had provoked for 2012-2014 a record economic decrease of more than 15% of GDP or even 18% of GDP after others opinions.

A factor not to be neglected in amplification of the crisis is the governmental incompetence that by increasing the taxes, legislative chaos and a deliberate politics of destroying the middle class investors in the favor of big companies succeeded only to aggravate the economic crisis.

2016 – The maximum point of economic crisis.

The 2016 will be a decisive year when Romanian society with 70% of population living below poverty line will be confronted by the ripple effects of European meltdown.

Until now the Romanian economy was hit hard by his own faults like: reduced productivity and competitiveness, chaos in the governmental policy, crippling inflation etc.


In 2015 Romania was affected by the decay in European economic activity, effects of anti-Russian sanction and the redraw of investor from the Eastern Europe market in the aftermath of Greece and Hungary crisis.

Crisis hit Spain, Greece, and Ireland and slowing down economy of Germany, France and Great Britain, will impact negative on Romanian chances to get access to European funds and foreign investments.

Romanian economy and policy maker are not yet conceptual prepared to understand that Romanian EU membership had become a liability and a negative factor in the future of Romania, appreciated the representative of Foreign Export Company Association Mr. Marcel Alexandru.

The negative impact of European Union financial and confidence crisis will account for a 2-5% percent reduction in Romanian GDP this year.

2016 will be without a doubt a period of a new catastrophic decline.

It must be very clear, all economic experts underlined, that the present economic decline will last for at least a decade at European level, so all those opinions that declared that Romania will start a new economic growth before the next 10 years; either don’t know what they are saying, either are bluntly laying.

All the European statistics are speaking about the lost decade of Europe between 2010 and 2020 , term referring to the blocking of economic development at continental level and the frozen of present situation for a decade.

Those that are declaring that Romania will surpass the period of recovering of France or Great Britain economy , are telling stories that are unbelievable , stated chief economist Mihail Raceanu. What is important is to succeed that we have in 2015 a decrease in real economy of less than 10% and in the interval between 2015 and 2019 to stop the decline and in 2020 to start the recovery.

2016 budget-A budget of economic crisis.

In 2015 the Romanian economy is coming to the fore not only with the negatives trends of the last years and a crippling luck of funding and investment but also with a budget of austerity that will direct Romania to plunge into a new economic meltdown.

The 2015 budget is impacting Romanian economic stability and is giving a sign of chaos in the government economic policy.

The 2016 budget expected deficit of 2, 1% percent of GDP it not offering any chance for a real economic recovery, massive investment projects are abandoned and the decline in the economy is estimated by independent economist around 3-6% percent of the GDP by the year’s end.

What is dramatic, is the reduction in the direct investment in the economy, with less than 1 billion euro investment planned for this year, the Romanian economy had to struggle for sustainability.

Reduced foreign investment and dramatically shrinking internal private investment means that Romania will have now more that 2 billion euro (in an optimistic assessment) for investment programs.

The country needs at least 20 billion per year to modernize the economy and to have a decent growth rate of 1-2% percent per year.

The present day budget of 2015 is not only of severe austerity, but of severe contraction, stated the economists present at the meeting.

Romanian economy recovery post-poned to 2050.

This assessment was a strong one, keeping in mind that the pre-crisis governmental statistic declared that in 2025 Romania will succeed in recuperating the gap and reach the level of industrial activity prior to 1989 Revolution.

This perspective is no longer feasible, a new perspective is appearing after the crisis and after the lost decade and a cumulative GDP decrease of more than 60% from 2007 economy level.

The economic recession will make it hard for Romanian economy to recuperate the last loses in the context of zero governmental involvement, the general economic climate of recession and finally the worst factor of all: the burden of external debt.

The collapse in economic system, the internal and external investments will be reduced to minimum, the credit on internal market will be suspended and all this will provoke this year an economic decrease of more than 5% of GDP or even 8% of GDP after others opinions.

External debt risk can plunge Romania into financial meltdown.

The fear factor that will suffocate Romanian economy in the next period will be, after 2015, the foreign debt crisis.

The government has careless accepted more than 36 billion dollars credit and in total: the private and state debt of Romania is reaching the unbelievable sum of 95 billion dollars, this only if the government will no longer accept new loans.

Despite the writing on the wall, in all of cases like: Greece, Spain and Ireland, Romania is accepting new loans from International Monetary Fund, loans that will not be invested in developing and modernizing the economy but in salaries and pensions.

This consumer invested loans at extortionate interest rates, will suffocate completely an ailing and failed economy as Romanian economy is.

Another gloomy factor is the unemployment: with a rate of registered unemployment of more than 15% of the active population and with another 15% percent of the population already left out of the governmental unemployment aid, Romania tops many EU member countries with a real unemployment figure of more than 30% of the population.

This figure must be put in perspective with more that 70% of the population below the poverty line and the full picture of the economic meltdown and social tragedy could be analyzed.

Romania economy is in crises and no plans for a future development had being adopted.

2015: The economic crisis.

The conclusion of the most important economic experts in Romania was clear: the crisis is not over by far, but has entered in a more difficult phase that will affect financial and banking system and economic fundament`s.

The economic crisis will continue until 2017 at the earliest and a coming back cycle that will last until 2025.

This decade will be, without a doubt, the lost decade of Romania, but if the necessary measures are not rapidly taken to re-establish control on economic decline than we risk that Romania economy will not come back not even in 2025.

The situation is made even worst by the fact that: Romanian leaders are in denial in regard to the social and economic crisis of the country as UN rapporteur Philip Alston stated.


Posted by Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation on November 22, 2015 at 6:45 AM

November 2015 brings a new brand appearance, on the alcoholic beverages market in Romania.


It is based on wine and seabuckthorn juice and it`s called MIRACLE from CASA PANCIU.

This wine based drink is the result of extraordinary cooperation between ANA ARE, the best known and reputed Romanian producer of juices and CASA PANCIU, one of the most famous wine producer in Romania.

This names are in itself a guarantee of quality on the beverage market in our country.

ANA ARE has created this product to the combination of a sea buckthorn juice, known as a tresure for his tonic and vitalizing capabilities and exceptionally powerful natural antibiotic with exceptional anti-cancer and anti-inflammatory effects.

ANA ARE is a traditional producer of fruit juices and one of the few manufacturers of natural buckthorn juice.

At this perfect experience in producing natural juices we can add HOUSE PANCIU experience in producing the highest quality wines.

Red wine-Feteasca Neagra (Black Girly), used in this mix is ​​known for exceptional content of tannins, which provides an increase of immunity, strengthens circulatory system and combats atherosclerosis.

It was still in the testing phase when this product got its name as the MIRACLE, as it brings together all that is most precious in the nature pharmacopoeia (juice of seabuckthorne) and wine-the beverage loved by people and gods alike: wine.

Finally this is a drink that does not need the words: consume with moderation : It’s a MIRACLE!


Posted by Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation on November 22, 2015 at 6:25 AM

After nearly 25 years of interruption, Romania is restarting is national production of the delicious cider.

ANA ARE becomes the first Romanian manufacturer that brings to consumers the delicious and healthy cider.

Natural, fresh and full of healthy and necessary vitamines, the cider from ANA ARE is now reaching those who want natural products of the highest quality.

The new APPLE CIDER is made by the best manufacturers in the country, under the baton of healthy food lover: Mr. Daniel Guzu.

IRICE President Dr. Anton Caragea and Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development-Mr. Daniel Constantin are touring ANA ARE and CASA PANCIU production facilities.

Cider is the perfect drink, is known as a perfect tonic and adds vitamins that help form the appetite, strengthens the immune system, helps heal faster and is appreciated as low-alcohol beverages, which make the joy of any event.

Cider from ANA ARE is obtained by fermentation of the must of apples, no sugar, water or other substances added.

It can be prepared with summer apples, autumn apples or winter apples, the latter being the best, because they are richer in sugar.

To get a good quality cider and a long-term storage capability, apples must be healthy and well washed, and this is precisely the promise of Daniel Guzu: only the best fruits end up in cider.

Romania restarts Cider production after a 25 years hiatus.

Cider was a magic drink, known for its healing virtues, since Dacian times.

Nowadays specialists appreciate the cider as a major factor in maintaining the balance mineral-vitamin because cider is rich in magnesium, silicon, iron, potassium, calcium, malic acid and vitamins A, B, C, PP, K.

Now cider, the drinks that bring joy, health and animates all the events can be found at ANA ARE.

Order here:


Posted by Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation on October 13, 2015 at 3:50 PM


by Ambassador of Kazakhstan Daulet Batrashev on the Conference dedicated to the celebration of the 550th anniversary of the foundation of the Kazakh Khanate (Statehood)


Sultans Zhanibek and Kerey-the founding fathers of Kazakh Khanate in Taraz-1465

October, 6, 2015

Targoviste city

Your Excellencies,

Dear friends!

This is a highly symbolic year for all citizens of my country.

It was exactly 550 years ago, in the center of the Eurasian continent, that our ancestors founded the Kazakh Khanate, a great creation of the nomadic civilization.

It was the starting point in the centuries-long nationhood of our people, which has found its fullest expression in the modern country named Kazakhstan.

As our head of the state, Nursultan Nazarbayev has written: “Assessing Kazakh history, we must abandon the many stereotypes and instead understand properly what aspects of traditional Kazakh society have ‘imprinted’ themselves into our modern nation.”

It is this centuries-long period of the history of our country that laid the foundation not only of our modern state but also of our multi-vector foreign policy.

The Kazakh Khanate was not, of course, the first chapter in the history of the Kazakh people.

It was heir to the Great Steppe empires – the Turkic Kaganate (of the 6th to 8th centuries) and Eke Mongol Ulus (the Great Empire of Genghis Khan).

However, their origins and development can be traced much further back in time.

The ancient history of the Great Eurasian steppe zone is primarily a history of militant nomadic tribes.

The current territory of Kazakhstan were lands inhabited by Iranian-speaking and Turkic-speaking tribes: the Saka, Kangly, Usuns and Huns.

These ethnic groups had to permanently overcome the twists and turns of war, established diplomatic relations, concluded trade agreements, struck political and military alliances, to extend permanently the territorial framework for the future Kazakh state of today.

Even in the second half of the 5th century BC the man known as the Father of History, the Greek author Herodotus described the vast eastern country of Scythia, which would be also known as “the country of Saka people”.

Ancient Persian sources placed Saka, the population of Great Steppe, to the north of the Amudarya and Syrdarya rivers.

The Saka civilization to the west was in contact with the Ancient Greeks and to the east with the Chinese.

The Silk Road was crossing the heartland of Kazakh Khanate


To the south, the Saka’s nomadic country of Turan bordered Iran, the land of Indo-Aryan people.

It was this era when the Silk Road, the trade artery linking the early civilizations of East and West first began to emerge.

We also saw the rise of the first political entities within the present territory of Kazakhstan.

Some historians cite Zoroastrianism’s sacred book of Avesta to point to a state named Kangkha in the midstream of the Syrdarya River around the 7th and 6th centuries BC.

According to ancient Chinese document, the Book of Han, roughly the same areas were occupied in the 2nd century BC by the State of Kangyui.

A successor to the political traditions of the Saka tribes, covering roughly the lands of modern-day southeastern Kazakhstan and northern Kyrgyzstan, was the State of Usun.

The arrival of the Great Empire of Huns signaled a milestone in the ethnic, cultural and political development of the people of this land.

In the middle of the 6th century, a decisive role in the development of language, culture and the worldview of the tribes inhabiting Kazakhstan was played by the Turk Empire or Turkic Kaganate (referred to in written sources as “Turkic El”;), a major power of the Early Middle Age.

The first kagans’ policies were so in tune with the interests of all Turkic tribes that the limits of their authority quickly expanded as far as the Black Sea in the west and the Great Wall of China in the east.

Based on authoritative historical sources, President Nazarbayev has written, “The first Turkic Empire (552-603) was part of the system of political and economic relations between Byzantium, Iran and China.

President Nursultan Nazarbayev has succeeded in putting in the center of the modern Kazakhstan the values of history and tradition

In its heyday, the Turkic Empire stretched from Manchuria to the Gulf of Kerch and from the Yenisei River to the Amu Darya. Therefore Turkic Kagans became the creators of the first Eurasian empire”.

According to both medieval and modern historians, the Turkic states were the direct successors of the Hun Empire.

The Turks, drawing on the achievements of western and eastern nations, created a distinctive culture with its own writing system, the so-called Orkhon-Yenisei runic script.

Being at the crossroads of different religions, such as Tengrism, Christianity, and Buddhism, the Turkic Kaganate also played a huge role in their subsequent development.

Following the collapse of the Turkic Kaganate, a series of new ethno-political unions of Turkic tribes emerged one after another.

In the area of the Irtysh River, the State of Kimaks appeared in the late 8th century.

Its fall was caused by a powerful wave of migration from the east and in the middle of the 9th century began the rise of Kypchaks.

Eventually they occupied much of Eurasia’s Great Steppe, with its borders stretching from the Irtysh to the west as far as the Danube’s mouth, with the entire area labeled in Arabic and Persian sources of the period as Desht-i Kypchak (or the Kypchak Steppe).

In Russian sources, the Kypchaks were called Polovtsy and European ones named them Kumans or Kuns.

During the 12th and 13th centuries in Desht-i Kypchak there was a migration of large masses of the population.

The Kypchak confederation was a set of clans and tribes, brought together by both military and economic factors and from which the cultural and linguistic unity of the people gradually emerged.

The fundamental transformation of political and cultural values, economic and ethnic components of Eurasian political entities came in the 13th century after the unification of the entire nomadic Central Asian peoples under the Mongol Empire or Horde led by Genghis Khan.

This emerged following the Supreme congress of nomadic tribes or QURULTAY – in 1206.

Kazakhstan Ambassador-Daulet Batrashev presents a detailed outline of the importance and significance of 550 years of Kazakhstan history

Renowned early 20th century Russian historian of Central Asia Vasily Bartold highlighted the deep connections between the Turkic Kaganate and Genghis Khan’s Empire.

According to him, the numerically dominant Turkic-speaking tribes gradually assimilated the core group of Mongolian-speaking warriors in central parts of the Eurasian plains to shape new state entities in the Great Steppe.

Another milestone event for the future of the Kazakh Khanate was the partition of the empire of Genghis Khan into several smaller informal states.

Among them, perhaps the largest was the Golden Horde (Altyn Orda) managed by the descendants of his eldest son Juchi.

The Golden Horde was the first centralized state in post-Mongol period that included most of the modern Kazakhstan’s territories.

Initially part of the Mongol Empire, it was under the control of Genghis Khan’s grandson, Batu (1242-1256), who behaved essentially as an independent ruler.

The key principles of nomadic statehood, which were laid in the foundation of the Golden Horde, were relevant for several other political entities, which developed from Genghis Khan’s descendants in the Great Steppe including the White Horde, the Abulkhair Khanate, Moghulistan, and eventually, the Kazakh Khanate.

Unlike in the previous era, each of these had a number of important features as they emerged largely or exclusively on the territory of modern Kazakhstan.

They had similar political structures and far-reaching similarities in their economic and cultural development.

In addition, they had common dynastic origin, sharing the tradition derived from Gengis Khan and his descendants of the exclusive right of authority.

In the broader historical context, the remarkable civilization of the Great Eurasian Steppe in the medieval period left its imprint on the development of many of its neighbors too including Iran, China, India, Byzantium, Russia and the countries of Eastern Europe.

It was on the basis of the nomadic civilization that the Kazakh people’s first formalized state emerged and on which the best traditions and accomplishments of political, economic, social and cultural development of the peoples inhabiting the lands of modern-day Kazakhstan are now based.

The new state’s very name – the Kazakh Khanate – confirmed the emergence of a new and hitherto unknown political entity in the 15th century’s historical arena.

The 16th century Central Asian historian Mirza Mohammed Haydar Dulati reported that the Kazakh Khanate was formed in autumn 1465 in the valleys of rivers Chu and Talas in the modern Zhambyl Region in South and South-Eastern Kazakhstan.

This followed the migration of numerous tribes led by the sultans Kerei and Zhanibek that rebelled against the despotic rule of Abulkhair Khan from the rival dynastic branch of Shaibanids.

With the consolidation of the new state, a centralized system of political authority was established in the Great Steppe.

The fall of the Shaybanid dynasty cleared the path for the establishment of Kazakh Khanate and for three centuries of stability in Central Asia under the kazakh control.

Legislative and executive powers were concentrated in the hands of a supreme ruler – Khan, who also performed the duties of a military commander.

The executive and legislative powers of Khan were regulated by such legislative acts of the Kazakhs as the QASYM KHANNYN QASQA ZHOLY (Kassym Khan’s Trodden Path), ESIM KHANNYN ESKI ZHOLY (Esim Khan’s Old Path), and ZHETI ZHARGY (Seven Laws).

These were official documents that regulated public policy and society’s functioning in general.

In turn, these laws were based on the centuries-old customs and traditions of the people.

These codes shaped the public administration of the Kazakh State and defined the concept of “Steppe Democracy.”

The Kazakh society had the right to openly regulate the complicated issues of domestic and foreign policy by electing judges – BIYS, who represented the people’s interests.

A special role in strengthening the Kazakh Khanate, promoting the idea of unity and spreading its message to the people as a whole was played by spiritual leaders – storytellers – ZHYRAUS and AKYNS, as well as musicians – KUISHI.

Through their works, they raised issues such as the power and responsibility of the KHANS, BIYS, and BATYRS (knights) in securing the independence of the people.

They also drew attention to the importance of foreign policy and international relations, as well as educating the younger generation.

Founded in 1465, the Kazakh Khanate over two and a half centuries evolved. Its economic, political and cultural policies developed and strengthened.

Timely changes helped strengthen the national spirit of the Kazakh people.

In the 16th century, the Kazakh Khanate was already known throughout much of Eurasia.

According to the renowned Russian scholars Vladimir Dahl and Nikolay Baskakov, the ethnic name of “Kazakh” has Turkic origins.

In old Turkic sources the concept of “qazaqlyq” was used as a symbol of freedom and the free way of life.

As Baskakov noted, all interpretations of the word “Kazakh” are related to each other and have common roots, which mean an “independent person”.

He wrote, “the same meaning is associated with the name of Turkic nationality – Kazakhs – and it means a free and independent nomad”.

The early 16th century source known as Zayn ad-Din Vasifi’s “Badai Al-wakai” labelled the lands ruled by Kazakh khans as “Kazakhstan”.

The map drawn in 1562 based on information collected by the English traveller and diplomat Anthony Jenkinson – the envoy in Moscow for the English Queens Mary and later Elizabeth the First named the vast land between “Tashkent” in the south and “Siberia” in the north as “Cassackia”.

The greatest political prominence and territorial expansion of the Kazakh Khanate was under the reigns of Khan Qasym who ruled between 1511 and 1523 and later Khan Khak-Nazar who ruled between 1538 and 1580.

During these periods, the Kazakh khans pursued active, independent domestic and foreign policies.

They ruled the lands between the Caspian Sea to the Altay Mountains, an area quite similar in its shape to the outline of modern Kazakhstan.

Already during this period, foreign policy was determined by a number of important directions, or vectors, which would find their continuation later.

It was during this time, for instance, that early diplomatic relations were established with Russia.

By the 17th century, the process of forming a single nation was generally complete.

As a result, all Turkic and non-Turkic tribes of Central Asia, ruled by the Kazakh Khanate, consolidated into an entity known as Kazakhs.

Ethnic traditions, customs, a common religion, language and culture were established.

The Kazakh Khanate’s rulers and their people fought hard to preserve the integrity of their national territory.

It was only through the unity of the Kazakh people that external aggression, civil strife and separatist tendencies of individual rulers could be overcome.

We must not also forget the Steppe diplomacy that successfully operated across the vast lands of Eurasia.

The Kazakh Khanate gradually but confidently emerged as an independent force in international relations.

The Kazakh State rulers carried out their foreign policy by diplomatic activity based on rules drawn up from their practical experiences of negotiations with representative of other states.

Only a nation with genes of peacefulness, good-neighbourliness and tolerance in its blood could have safeguarded such a vast territory through the art of diplomacy.

These have become the principles of a multi-vector policy, balance and pragmatism of contemporary Kazakh diplomacy.

The Kazakh Khanate’s history was, however, cut short by a number of negative factors.

In particular, military forces were depleted as a result of the bloody defensive wars of 17th and 18th centuries against a powerful nomadic Empire of the Jungars and the parallel expansion of a new dominant power in Eurasia – the Russian Empire.

It was the Russian Empire, which eventually incorporated lands of the Kazakh khanate – partly voluntarily, partly conquered by force of European weaponry, in the 130 years between 1731 and 1865.

Then followed a controversial, although not a totally negative, period of development under the rule of Russian Tsars.

In the early 20th century, when Russia faced a wave of revolutionary democratic activism, a fresh impetus for Kazakh statehood came from the activities of a new generation of Kazakh intellectuals.

This resulted in formation of the short-lived government of ALASH ORDA, with Alash being a synonym of the name Kazakh.

The All-Kazakh Congress, held in Orenburg city in 1917, created a territorial and national autonomy “Alash” embracing a number of regions with Kazakh population.

All executive powers were passed to the Temporary National Council of Alash Orda, which consisted of 25 members and was led by the eminent statesman, liberal politician, and true patriot Alikhan Bukeykhanov.

Assessing the significance of those events, President Nursultan Nazarbayev in his book “In the Stream of History” wrote that through the Government of Alash Orda: “The Kazakh nation obtained a real chance to reach its primary objective of recreating a national statehood.

However, the peaceful development of events was interrupted by a new crisis in the Russian society, which led to the establishment of a dictatorship of the Bolshevik party”.

Nevertheless, these new socio-political realities led to Kazakhstan having a chance to recapture some form of nationhood.

Milestone events in this process were the creation of the Kazakh Autonomous Soviet Republic in 1920 and of the Kazakh Soviet Socialist Republic in 1936.

However, the truth is that autonomous Kazakh statehood existed only formally.

In reality, there was limited sovereignty and a significant dependence of its authorities first on the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic and later on the Soviet Union’s leadership.

This all changed with the independence that Kazakhstan gained in 1991, which saw a new stage of Kazakh statehood.

This heralded dynamic political, economic, social and cultural development.

People throughout the world are now aware of our nation’s achievements during this period.

They include the move of our nation’s capital, hosting the OSCE Summit in Astana and the Congresses of Leaders of World and Traditional Religions, the triumph of our Olympic team in London 2012, and winning the right to host the EXPO 2017 in Astana.

In his 2012 State-of-the Nation Address, President Nazarbayev set out our country’s development strategy until 2050 to build on all we have achieved.

That is why the 550th anniversary of the first national state of the Kazakhs is so important to our country and people.

In September, with the participation of our President and many foreign visitors, there was a celebration of this significant historical milestone.

It will coincide with a major international conference, which will bring together scholars from around the world who study issues related to the history of the Kazakh khanate.

In October, the ancient city of Taraz in the south of our country will host further celebrations.

Taraz-the capital city of Kazakh Khanate and the place of the 1465 proclamation of the first Kazakh state by Sultans Zhanibek and Kerey (reconstruction)

Taraz is the capital of the region where the actual events of the formation of the Kazakh khanate took place.

There, on October 8, Kazakhstan will hold a big celebration under the open sky to recreate the atmosphere of those historic events that happened on this land 550 years ago.

Your Excellencies, ladies and gentlemen,

Thank you for listening to my attempt to explain the importance of the celebration of the 550th anniversary of the Kazakh khanate for our nation.

I believe this will help improve understanding of the history and identity of the people of Kazakhstan.

Let me end what has been a lengthier statement than usual.

Thank you for your attention. I would be delighted to answer any questions and to hear your opinions and comments on what I have said.


Posted by Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation on October 12, 2015 at 2:15 PM

On 6 October 2015, the city of Targoviste had being the starting platform for the events, celebrating 550 of Kazakhstan statehood and continuous history.

The events are part of a two months awareness campaign, carved out by Romanian authorities, in the honor of the partnership between Romania and Kazakhstan.

Kazakhstan Ambassador Daulet Batrashev and IRICE President Director General-Anton Caragea at the entrance to the Royal Palace Compound of Targoviste City.

The campaign includes a series of conference, documentary film presentation and cultural activities and will be crowned out with a special journal publication, dedicated to the celebration of Kazakhstan remarkable history started 550 years ago.

The paraphernalia, marking the birth of Kazakhstan Khanate in 1465, kicked off in the formal royal capital of Romania: the medieval architectural and historical cluster city of Targoviste.

In the attendance of the CONFERENCE ON 550 YEARS OF KAZAKHSTAN HISTORY AND STATEHOOD where: the political leadership of the county, the prefect apparatus and the academic and scholar community of Targoviste.


Kazakhstan Ambassador-Daulet Batrashev receieve`s a warm welcome from the Valahia University leaders.

The representatives of Romanian government and political and academic community were headed by Professor Dr. Anton Caragea –President Director General of Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation.

H.E.Daulet Batrashev-Kazakhstan Ambassador was welcomed on the premises by Mr. Calin Oros, Rector of Targoviste University and by Mrs. Gabriela Teodorescu-Vice-Chancellor of the University and the leaders of research institute and cultural and political science institutions of Romania.

Associate Professor Dr. Calin Oros, Valahia University Rector gives the opening speech for Kazakhstan 550 years historical conference.


Rector Calin Oros opened the Conference on 550 Years of Kazakhstan History by expressing his gratitude for the Embassy of Kazakhstan and for Romanian officials for choosing Targoviste, medieval capital of Romania in 1465, as the celebration stage for Kazakhstan.

Kazakhstan is today an exemplary country on economic achievements and cultural promotion.

Kazakhstan 550 years of celebration are a proof that the Central Asian country has reached not only economic power house status, but also the historical and political self-awareness status, reconnecting herself with history and tradition, concluded Targoviste university Rector Calin Oros.

Open stage applauses for H.E. Kazakhstan Ambassador-Daulet Batrashev detailed historical presentation.

H.E.Ambassador Daulet Batrashev presented afterwards a long and detailed presentation of Kazakhstan history from the first proto-states of medieval time to Genghis Khan Empire and to the crowning moment of 1465-the establishment of Kazakhs Khanate.

It was the starting point in the centuries-long national historical journey of our people, which has found its fullest expression in the modern country named Kazakhstan.

Describing the significance of the 1465 moment for Kazakhstan, Ambassador Daulet Batrashev noted: As our head of the state, Nursultan Nazarbayev has written: “Assessing Kazakh history, we must abandon the many stereotypes and instead understand properly what aspects of traditional Kazakh society have ‘imprinted’ themselves into our modern nation.”

In replay to the Kazakhstan Ambassador allocution, Professor Dr. Anton Caragea- IRICE President noted that: Kazakhstan is today a beckon of cultural prowess in central Asia region, is an example for the world in building an inclusive democratic system and a perfect economic mechanism, sharing benefit and prosperity across the nation.

Professor Dr. Anton Caragea and H.E. Ambassador Daulet Batrashev presenting their discourses about Kazakhstan historical birth-1465-Kazakh Khanate establishment.


In his historical presentation, Professor Dr. Anton Caragea highlighted the constructive role of Kazakh Khanate in preserving Silk Road economic importance, in insuring political stability in the Central Asian region for three centuries.

Celebrated figures like: Ablay Khan, Kerey and Zhanibek Sultans were presented in premiere for the Romanian attendance.

The Romanian political and diplomatic elite had watched selections from the historical documentary: Leader of the Turkic World, produced by the Kazakhstan Presidency Film Office.

Concluding the day-long conference dedicated to Kazakhstan, Mrs. Gabriela Teodorescu-Vice Chancellor, marked the moment as the most impressive historical and cultural conference, ever held in Romanian medieval capital of Targoviste.

The delegates of Romanian parliament, government and academic community led by Professor Dr. Anton Caragea and the Kazakhstan Embassy delegation, lead by Ambassador Daulet Batrashev where invited for a tour of the medieval city.

The delegates toured the medieval royal palace, the Tower of the Flame (Chindia) and the coronation cathedral of the Romanian leaders for the last 500 years.

The opening of the Kazakhstan 550 years celebration, in Romanian medieval capital of Targoviste, was considered by all present as the perfect coronation of the Romanian-Kazakhstan friendship and a perfect bridge over time binding together Europe and Central Asia.


Posted by Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation on October 4, 2015 at 12:15 PM

A new promotion campaign for Romanian wines will kick-start from 1st October 2015, under the slogan: ROMANIAN NATIONAL WINE FROM COTNARI HOUSE OF WINE!

The wine promotion campaign will take place in the autumn 2015 and is destined to present to an international audience the BEST ROMANIAN WINE: COTNARI HOUSE OF WINE.

The wine produced by COTNARI HOUSE OF WINE was presented on the official diplomatic venues during 2015.


The COTNARI HOUSE OF WINE (CASA DE VINURI COTNARI) has received the most outstanding recognition, in December 2014, being selected as DIPLOMATIC WINE during 2015.

COTNARI HOUSE OF WINE is also famous for using only national grape varieties resulting wines with a history of over two millenniums.

With the onset of the promotion campaign for ROMANIAN NATIONAL WINE, ambassadors and wine tasters, from all around the world, will enjoy the brands selected and highly marked as the best wines presented by Romania.

These perfect national wines are produced by CASA DE VINURI COTNARI (COTNARI HOUSE OF WINE).

The selection of wines that will be presented for the AUTUMN 2015: THE NATIONAL ROMANIAN WINE COMES FROM COTNARI HOUSE OF WINE! will include the Ambassador wines of Romania and will be presented to diplomats, foreign journalists and importers of wine from across the world.

Victor Deleanu-COTNARI HOUSE OF WINE Chairman presented with the creator of DIPLOMATIC WINE trophy for 2015.

Amongst the special wines, presented on this occasion, the list includes the BEST ROMANIAN WINE for 2015: COLLOQUIUM IN PARIS-BUSUIOACA DE BOHOTIN (awarded with 98 points).

This perfect wine will be a highlight of the diplomatic parties and receptions and will bring glamour to the main diplomatic events of autumn 2015.

The Romanian diplomatic guests will enjoy from 1st October to December 1st 2015 the famous: Feteasca Neagra (Black Girly) from COTNARI HOUSE OF WINE, a wine that was named THE BEST ROMANIAN RED WINE for 2015 and conquered the public, during GoodWine International Fair in March 2015.

Romanian Champions: Place no.1: COLLOQUIUM IN PARIS, Place no. 2 : COLLOQUIUM IN MOSCOW, Place no. 3: FETEASCA NEAGRA( Black Girl)-DOMENIUM.


Other wines that will represent the best of what Romanian wines have to offer, produced by the COTNARI HOUSE OF WINE, the most significant producer from Moldavia region, are including the COLLOQUIUM IN MOSCOW-from famous Grasa de Cotnari, a specific Romanian grape variety, freshly bottled after ageing in 2014 (considered with 91 points).

The TASTE NATIONAL ROMANIAN WINE! campaign, will present a carefully drafted list of the exceptional selection of wines from COTNARI HOUSE OF WINE.

These wines are having the aroma and natural character of the wines coming from Moldavian region.

All the wines from the list are having the international recognition of the wines of COTNARI HOUSE OF WINE, the top line of quality of Romanian wine industry.

You could also join in the program by consuming, as a true Romanian ambassador, the wines of COTNARI HOUSE OF WINE, offering as a gift this premium wines and enjoying the BEST ROMANIAN WINE for 2015: CASA DE VINURI COTNARI wine.

You can order online from COTNARI HOUSE OF WINE store here:


Posted by Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation on October 4, 2015 at 11:55 AM

The Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation (IRICE) welcomes the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and reiterates its commitment to work towards the implementation of the Goals.

Romania has adopted, on 25 September 2015, the action plan for the fulfillment of Sustainable Development Goals, alongside other 192 other countries during United Nations General Assembly.

17 main points on the Agenda of Sustainable Development Goal`s are promising abetter world for us all!

The new the Sustainable Development Goals come in continuation of the formerly known of Millennium Development Goals (MDG) in the effort to steer the world in the directions of economic development, environmental protection, and human values respect.

The Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation has cooperated in the completion of Millennium Development Goals (MDG) and is in acquiescence with the newly established Sustainable Development Goals, announces IRICE-President Director General (PDG) Professor Dr. Anton Caragea.

IRICE has contributed with significant global reach, and can make an important contribution to the achievement of the SDGs, particularly in the areas of job creation, sustainable consumption and production and the preservation of natural resources.

Issues such as: combating Romanian economic crisis and its crippling effects, address climate change, and especially poverty reduction and inclusive growth need to be at the center of Romanian development. Now that the Goals have been approved, it is time to step up our action, time to advance policies and business strategies that minimize the negative effects of Romanian economic crisis” said IRICE PDG, Professor Dr. Anton Caragea.

IRICE-President Director General (PDG) Professor Dr. Anton Caragea signs the Development Goals Engagement.

The SDGs are carved as a universal 17-goal agenda and action plan for people, the planet and prosperity for all countries and require all stakeholders to act in collaborative partnerships.

The SDGs were approved by the 70th Session of the United Nations General Assembly, on 25 September 2015.


Posted by Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation on October 4, 2015 at 6:55 AM

On 6 October 2015, Romania will mark, with an academic Conference and a line of official activities, the first celebration of Kazakhstan 550 years of statehood.

Kazakhstan is the main partner of Romania in Central Asian region and a privileged partner of strategic importance.

The official start of the celebration for 550 years of Kazakhstan history will take place in the presence of H.E. Daulet Batrashev-Kazakhstan Ambassador to Romania.

In September and October 2015, Kazakhstan will celebrate 550 year of national history, started from 1465, with the start of the national state construction, with the sultans Kerey and Zhanibek.

From this starting moment, Kazakh state become for 200 years, the unchallenged leader of Silk Road, a position that put under Kazakh state control, the fabulous financial reserves of this legendary trade road.

President of Kazakhstan-Nursultan Nazarbayev has launched a far-sighted program of national identity construction, based on historical analyses.


The decision to celebrate this fundamental historic moment for Central Asia, belonged to the President of Kazakhstan-Nursultan Nazarbayev and was adverted from 2014, together with the launch of the national construction program -Nurly Zhol.

Subsequently, 2015 become the year when Kazakhstan started to anchor himself to his long history, and 1465 become a water-shade moment, used to educate the Kazakh nation in the spirit of national pride and statehood spirit.

Hitherto, with a history started from 1465, Kazakhstan has become one of the longest surviving states of the area, a beacon of stability in Central Asia.

Romanian political, academic and diplomatic elite, decided to celebrate this important event in the history of our strategic partner-Kazakhstan, with an all-encompassing conference, that will be held in Romanian medieval capital-Targoviste.

The city of Targoviste is one of the main university centers of Romania, the second historical capital and in 1465 was the capital of then Romanian Principality, as the state was named then.

City of Targoviste-part of Diplomatic program-DISCOVER ROMANIA ! and medieval capital of Romanian Principalities.

Based on this rationale`s, The President Director General of Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation-Professor Dr. Anton Caragea has decided that this will be the perfect place to mark down the historical moment of 550 years historical celebrations of Kazakhstan and Romania.

We must also mention that: Targoviste City is inscribed in the diplomatic program Discover Romania! program destined to diplomatically outline the historical and cultural potential of Romania.

The 6 October conference, held under the banner of KAZAKHSTAN: 550 YEARS OF HISTORY AND STATEHOOD, will benefit from the presence of academic and political leaders of Romania, will be broadcasted at the television and is the first such conference in Romanian diplomatic life.


Posted by Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation on August 2, 2015 at 7:25 AM

On the landmark occasion of the World Tourism Conference and African Investment Conference, a top ranking delegation, from Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation, was invited for a discovery tour of Ethiopia, the receiver of this year most influential tourism designation.

A shakehand of friendship between Ethiopian Prime Minister-Academician Hailemariam Desalegn and IRICE President-Professor Dr. Anton Caragea.

The visit took place between 9 to 16 July, 2015 and included an important political and diplomatic dimension.


Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation President -Professor Dr. Anton Caragea was holding discussions with Minister of Trade-Yaekob Yalla, Minister of Foreign Affairs-Berhane Gebre-Christos and Ministers of Culture and Tourism of Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia and an inclusive and profusely dialogue with Prime Minister of F.D.R. Ethiopia- Academician Hailemariam Desalegn.

Meeting at Minister of Trade: IRICE President-Professor Dr. Anton Caragea along side the leader of activities of Romanian Parliament in 2015-Senator Ionel Agrigoroaei.

The inclusive dialogue, concentrated on promoting bilateral trade, investment and economic cooperation, supporting business people and firms, from both regions, in cooperating and promoting the exchange of techniques, skills and economic goods.

On diplomatic arena an ample cooperation and further developing of honorary consul’s network across the world, was established, with a view to foster tourism, cultural and economic cooperation.


Meeting with Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ethiopia, IRICE President-Professor Dr. Anton Caragea, Senator Ionel Agrigoroaei, Academician Mircea Constantinescu, Chairman Mihail Prundianu and the rest of the delegation.

Creating a network of Ambassadors for Tourism and Culture, promoting tourism and the image of Ethiopia, where also tabled, based on other successful examples of actions carved by Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation.

On July 10, 2015 the IRICE President presented the main speech of the world tourism ceremony titled: Ethiopia-the land chosen by God!

Senator Ionel Agrigoroaei, the leader in efficiency of Romanian Parliament, announced that: after receiving the letter destined to World Leaders of Tourism- Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn will be decorated with Romanian Parliament Medal.


Gala dinner in honor of President Professor Dr. Anton Caragea with Minister of Foreign Affairs, Minister of Culture and Tourism and Prime Minister of Ethiopia-Academician Hailemariam Desalegn.

The world tourism ceremony included also folk dances, Ethiopian traditional coffee ceremony and academic presentations, supported by leading figures of Ethiopian cultural establishment.

The ceremony was live broadcasted and viewed by more than 200 million television viewers and will continued to be presented across Europe for the next year.

IRICE President-Professor Dr. Anton Caragea looking at Imperial capital city: AXUM.

From 10th July 2015, the Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation President and his delegation embarked in a cultural and tourism program visiting: Axum-the first capital of Christian Africa and the centre of a world power in 100 to 400 BC, that controlled trade across the Red Sea.

In Axum, the delegation visit the royal tombs, the Church of the Arch of Covenant, the Saint Mary Imperial Basilica, where the emperors of Ethiopia were crowned.

Axum – cathedral of Saint Mary, the coronation place for Ethiopian emperors.

Specially for the delegates, were opened the gates of the imperial museum, containing the priceless treasures of Ethiopian emperors from garments, to crowns adorned with jewels and the robes used for imperial investiture.

From Axum, the old imperial city, the delegation lead by IRICE President Anton Caragea has being directed to Gondar, the capital of Ethiopia from XVII century to XIX century.


Here they have a chance to admire the fiery Amharic dances, in a wonderful welcoming ceremony, offered by the local authorities, enjoyed the fabulous gondarine cuisine at famous Four sisters’ restaurant and toured the imperial city.


Colorful welcoming at Gondar with traditional dances!


Gondar is also world renamed for his architecture and for housing almost ten emperors, in a period of glory for Abyssinia, as Ethiopia was known in that time.


Garnering Portuguese influence, with Indian and English architectural designs, Gondar is nicknamed as African Camelot for his strange, but perfect architecture.

Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation delegates were received with a religious ceremony in Lalibela, the holiest Christian city in Africa, and the second Jerusalem, as in worldly known.

More than 5000 pilgrims, priests and deacons, welcomed President Dr. Anton Caragea and offered to him and his delegation, special ceremonial robes, to mark their entrance in the holy city.

Holding the famous speech: To the Peoples of Lalibela!

On this occasion, IRICE President Anton Caragea held his gratitude speech known as: To the People of Lalibela, a discourse that quickly captured the imagination of the inhabitants of Lalibela.

An impressive tour of six of the eleven rock-hewn churches was conducted, including the famous grave of Saint Lalibela, the church of Medhane Alem (Our Saviour) and Holy Cross Church.

In the final leg of the trip, Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation President and his party were treated with a wonderful welcoming to the bustling and sunny south of Ethiopia and with his famous Lake District city of Hawassa.



Warm welcoming to Hawassa with the Head of SNNPRS State!

The delegates were welcomed to music and a fire display by the Head of Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples Regional State of Ethiopia and enjoyed a tour of Lake Hawassa, a discovery of the city landmarks and a special night show that touched their hearts.

A special surprised was offered by HE. Minister of Culture and Tourism of Ethiopia, Amin Abdulkadir who arranged, for IRICE President Dr. Anton Caragea delegation, a special discovery tour of Harar-the fourth most holy Islamic site.


Visiting UNESCO city: Harar-the 4th holy islamic site.

The city comprises more than 82 mosques and 4000 saints tombs known in the Islamic world as Medinat Al Awliya- the city of saints and a UNESCO heritage site.

The delegates were welcomed with a coffee ceremony and a tour of famous city enclosure, known as Jugal, and a visit to famous French poet Arthur Rimbaud house in Harar.


A moment of relaxation in a traditional harari house-Gay Ger.

The visit, to extraordinary city of Harar, was a perfect gift for our delegates, appreciated Professor Dr. Anton Caragea.


Family photo: Ethiopia government headed by Prime Minister-Academician Hailemariam Desalegn and Romanian delegation headed by IRICE President-Professor Dr. Anton Caragea.

The delegation official visit to Ethiopia, is a sign of the country inclusive development, political, clout and prominence in Africa, and a mark of the country taking the rightful place that is deserves, amidst the most cultural and historical developed country in the world, concluded his remarks, IRICE President Professor Dr. Anton Caragea.


Posted by Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation on July 21, 2015 at 3:30 PM

On 10 July 2015 on a special ceremony, in the presence of the Government of Federal Republic of Ethiopia, ambassadors accredited to the country and representatives of different international organizations, H.E. Hailemariam Desalegn-Prime Minister of Ethiopia received the Romanian Parliament Medal for his outstanding merits in international diplomacy.

Ceremony for decorating H.E. Prime Minister of Ethiopia with Romanian Parliament Medal.

The Romanian Parliament Medal was entrusted to the leader of Ethiopia for his record in promoting peace and international cooperation, fostering development in his country and promoting Ethiopia as a world leader in tourism, culture and heritage protection.

The Romanian Parliament Medal was offered to the Prime Minister of Ethiopia in a public ceremony by Hon. Senator Ionel Agrigoroaei , Secretary of National Defense and Public Order Committee of Romania and Economic, Industry and Services Committee member of Romanian Parliament.

We must also mention that senator Ionel Agrigoroaei was elected in 2013 and 2014 as leader of activity of Romanian Parliament for his profusely activity on parliament arena.

The latest world international personality, receiver of Romanian Parliament Medal was Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan-H.E. Erlan Idrissov for his role in promoting free and fair international election monitoring into his country, the proposal and the final decision was taken in this cases by President Professor Dr. Anton Caragea.


Posted by Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation on July 6, 2015 at 5:15 PM


Between 8 to 16 July 2015 a delegation lead by Professor Dr. Anton Caragea-IRICE President will make an official visit to Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia in order to develop the bilateral relations.

Professor Dr. Anton Caragea has being invited to open the Ceremony for World Tourism Awards, in sign of recognition and gratitude for his instrumental role in procuring for Ethiopia the WORLD BEST TOURIST DESTINATION AWARD FOR 2015 and in supporting the inscription of Ethiopian coffee ceremony and « shimgalina » concept as part of immaterial humanity cultural heritage.

Professor Dr. Anton Caragea-IRICE President presiding over European Tourism Conference

The ceremony will be held in Addis Ababa on 10th of July 2015 gathering high-level political representatives, including Heads of State and Government, and Ministers of Tourism, Finance, Foreign Affairs and Development Cooperation, as well as all relevant institutional stakeholders, non-governmental organizations and business sector entities.

The delegation headed by Professor Dr. Anton Caragea-IRICE President will also open the Third International Conference on Financing for Development to be held in Addis Ababa, between 13 to 16 July 2015, and on the side line of the conference IRICE President Professor Dr. Anton Caragea will held separate meetings with Zimbabwe delegation present at the conference, in continuation of last year extensive dialogue with H.E.President Robert Mugabe, African Union President and Zimbabwe President during Professor Dr. Caragea visit to Zimbabwe.

Professor Dr. Anton Caragea-IRICE President and H.E. President of Zimbabwe and Chair of African Union-Robert G. Mugabe

The delegation lead by Professor Dr. Anton Caragea will have also meetings with H.E. Ethiopia Prime Minister –Haile Mariam Desalegn, Minister of Culture and Tourism- Mr. Amin Abdulkadir, Ministers of Energy and Economy in order to develop the bilateral relations.

The delegation will also enjoy a sophisticated cultural program including visits to Lalibela-XIII century capital, Gondor-XVIII century capital and Axum the famous capital of Christian Africa in IV to VI centuries.


Posted by Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation on July 6, 2015 at 5:10 PM

On the framework of the 8th Meeting of the European Tourism organization held at the Romanian parliament, Professor Dr. Anton Caragea, presented a tourism promotion report entitled: ETHIOPIA : THE PERFECT CULTURAL DESTINATION: THE LAND CHOSEN BY GOD !

Professor Dr. Anton Caragea outlines his vision for  WORLD BEST TOURIST DESTINATION FOR 2015

The report outlined the main cultural and historical patrimony landmarks of Ethiopia and emphasized the reasons for awarding WORLD BEST TOURIST DESTINATION FOR 2015 PRIZE to ETHIOPIA.

Among the rationale for this nomination Professor Dr. Anton Caragea MA, FINS ETA presented the fallowing key elements:

The excellent preservation of humanity landmarks such as: ruins of the city of Aksum- the heart of ancient Ethiopia, Fasil Ghebbi- the residence of the Ethiopian emperors during the 16th and 17th century, Harar Jugol- 82 mosques, 102 shrines, and unique interior design in the townhouses, Lalibela- holy site encompassing eleven medieval stone carved churches from the 13th century, Konso Cultural Landscape (containing 55 kilometers of stonewalled terraces and fortified settlements), Lower Valley of the Awash-where humanity made his first steps and where was found the Eva of all mankind-Lucy fossil’s, Lower Valley of the Omo also containing fragments pertaining to early humanity development and the fossils of Homo Gracilis.

Lalibela-the religious city, Ethiopia capital during XII and XIII centuries and home to the eleven wonderful mountain etched churches-UNESCO heritage


All this sites where recognized as being of world significance and registered as UNESCO World heritage monuments.

The rich cultural and historical legacy of Ethiopia is not confined to the previous presented list: new prominent landmarks are added such as: Sheik Hussein Religious, Cultural and Historical Site, Melka Kunture- Paleolithic site in the upper Awash Valley, Gedeo Cultural and Natural Landscape, Bale Mountains National Park, Sof Omar Cave- the longest cave in Ethiopia at 15.1 kilometres long; and the longest system of caves in Africa-sacred for Islam and for local Oromo population.

In order to fully grasp the natural potential of Ethiopia natural parks and natural reservations we must look at the potential of Simien National Park garnering mountain peaks, deep valleys, and sharp precipices dropping about 1,500 m.

The ambitious plan drafted by the Government of Ethiopia under the name of Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (PRSP). Tourism as a tool for poverty eradication, for local community development and for economic independence is a successful strategy carved by H.E. Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn.

Community based, social oriented tourism, promoted by Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn, is a perfect way of sharing revenue, growing income and supporting marginal and rural communities development.

The way in which social-tourism has become the base for local economic development, providing benefits to communities, makes social-friendly tourism, the lesson that today-the REPUBLIC OF ETHIOPIA is offering to the world.

Giving tourists access to outstanding and pristine nature and the opportunity to explore nature, to contribute to ecological preservation, and the opportunity to visit extraordinary places.

All these regions and national parks, are a model of achieving ecological and green tourism that must be recognized throughout the world.

The ongoing development and protection of cultural, religious and historical shrines of the Republic of ETHIOPIA , the transformation of Lalibela into a historical and spiritual centre, offering to the visitors a glimpse into rich culture and heritage of peoples of ETHIOPIA.

Gondar-the capital of Ethiopia in XVIII and XIX century-UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE site

Lalibela is the land of faith and miracles that must be presented to the world as a center of religious and faith significance equal to Jerusalem only in the world.

Lalibela must be the center of religious pilgrimage and cultural tourism offering to world tourists the complex healing experience of cultural legacy, religious special atmosphere and faith imbued air.

The preservation of outstanding historical and cultural heritage in the form of the former capital of the Kingdom of Ethiopia, the Gondar cultural complex , an ample palatial complex from the 13th Century, offering a pungent presence of one of the African greatest empire.

Today, Gondar castle complex offers tourists bound for Ethiopia an open air museum with a rare collection of historical and archaeological treasures that educate and enrich the world.

The REPUBLIC OF ETHIOPIA is also a perfect center for safari and adventure tourism, offering large areas suitable for this special kind of tourism, and the necessary infrastructure to welcome the adventure seeker, its safety and peace, makes the country, one of the world’s top adventure destinations.

Keeping alive community blending traditions, allows tourists and visitors to be part of the ETHIOPIA unique people’s ethnic fabric, which offers the possibility for an enriching cultural experience, are all achievements that make the REPUBLIC OF ETHIOPIA a perfect cultural class destination.


In the speech conclusions, Professor Dr. Anton Caragea, MA,FINS, ETA proposed ETHIOPIA as the winner of WORLD BEST TOURIST DESTINATION FOR 2015 and as receiver of the FAVORITE CULTURAL DESTINATION distinction for 2015.


Posted by Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation on June 14, 2015 at 6:25 AM

On 11 June 2015, a friendly and cooperation meeting had taken place between Prof. Dr. Anton Caragea, President Director-General of Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation and H.E. Victor Ramon Carazo, Ambassador of Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.

A friendly dialogue between H.E. Ambassador Victor Ramon Carazo and IRICE President-Professor Dr. Anton Caragea

Prof. Dr. Anton Caragea express his amicable fillings and friendly interest towards the recent evolution`s in Venezuela, evolutions that are consolidating Venezuela`s economic development and independence, open society and are creating a sense of perfect unity between the people of Venezuela and the government.

Venezuela`s revolutionary transformation true to Commander Hugo Chavez Frias legacy under the supervision and guidance of President Nicolas Maduro, is witnessed with sympathy and interest in Romania, stated Prof. Dr.Anton Caragea.

H.E. Ambassador Victor Ramon Carazo presented the latest evolutions in the frame of bilateral relations, emphasizing the numerous solidarity activities of people of Romania with Venezuela`s revolutionaries evolutions and building new bridges of understanding between Romania and Venezuela.

The parties had appreciated that between Romanian and Venezuela there are many common interests, designed to forge a good understanding between the two nations .

The Romania-Venezuela relationship must be an example for a better relation between Romania and Latin America.

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 with Venezuela as the prime gate for Romania`s access.

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 the heart of Latin America-Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.


Posted by Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation on June 14, 2015 at 6:15 AM

On 9 June 2015 the taking office, protocol meeting, between Prof. Dr.Anton Caragea, President Director-General of Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation and H.E. Hussain Sinjari, Ambassador of Republic of Iraq, had taken place.

Prof. Dr.Anton Caragea express his heart felted congratulation on the occasion of beginning of mandate of H.E. Hussain Sinjari and stated that Iraq was and it will always be considered a strong ally and friend of Romania in the Middle East region and expressing the view that we have all the unmistakable signs of a successful strategic friendship.

Protocol meeting, between Prof.Dr.Anton Caragea, President Director-General of Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation and H.E. Hussain Sinjari, Ambassador of Republic of Iraq.



In his declaration Professor Dr.Anton Caragea had appreciated that between Romanian and Iraq we are witnessing a large area of common interests such as: strong, constant developing and stable economic relations, an open and substantial political dialogue and a common sentiment of brotherhood.

All this elements are destined to forge a good understanding between the two nations.

The Romania-Iraq relationship must be an example of constructing strong relation between Romania and countries of the Middle East.

In the last decade the bilateral dialogue with Iraq was exceptional in amplitude, seriousness and efficacy and this bilateral long term commitment is constitute an obligation for both of the countries to continue building this framework of dialogue and friendship.

H.E. Hussain Sinjari had expressed his appreciation for the encouragement`s offered by Prof.Dr.Anton Caragea and had stated that the vision of a economic, politic and cultural special relationship between Romanian and Iraq is a mutual shared vision.

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.

Concrete actions on: creating a Romanian-Iraq Business Council to promote Iraq continuing development and on economic opportunities, the opening of honorary consuls offices to promote the bilateral relation and amplifying the parliamentary cooperation where also tabled at the meeting.

The amicable discussion marked also the themes of inter-cultural dialogue and religious tolerance and H.E. Ambassador Hussain Sinjari outlined his previous activities at the head of, a non-governmental organization destined to promote the values of humanity in today`s world.

The dialogue led the foundations of a successful diplomatic mandate and offered the solutions necessary to foster in the near future the relations between Romanian and Iraq and constitutes a promise to continue a successful direction on Romanian diplomatic action.