|Posted by Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation on December 18, 2013 at 10:30 AM|
Romanian Senate has proven that, in spite of negative press campaigns, the role of elected parliamentary institutions remains fundamental in the efforts to internationally represent Romanian national interests.
The Romanian parliamentary session concluded as of 17 December 2013 opening the time for analyses regarding parliamentary activity during 2013 legislature.
On this occasion the Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation published a paper on the parliamentary activity, focused on Romanian Senate works in this span of time.
The main elements taken under consideration where: the efficiency of international representation of the country, the support offered to boost Romania’s image in the world, promotion of parliamentary diplomacy as an intricate part of Romania’s diplomacy, perfecting the role of Parliament in strengthening the diplomatic relations of the country, promoting economic, politic and cultural interests of our country and starting new dimensions in parliamentary and diplomatic cooperation with all the nations of the world.
Senators Florin Constantinescu and Ionel Agrigoroaei holding high level talks with Korean delegation
Taken under consideration all this elements, on the fore of the senatorial activities during this year where inscribed senators Agrigoroaei Ionel and Constantinescu Florin.
Both senators succeeded in scoring points by promoting Romania’s image in Far East, in the context of the fact that today the cooperation with Far East is the best economic opportunity for Romanian economy.
In the framework of the visits from Peoples Republic of China and the economic forum under the aegis of Romanian Parliament, the two parliamentarians press to open an enlarged dialogue including Korean Peninsula in the framework of cooperation.
Upholding this idea the two senators managed a powerful diplomatic and economic initiative by hosting a high level D.P.R. Korea delegation and sustaining an impressive dialogue destined to re-bond the connection with a valuable economic partner that was totalizing more than a billion dollars in bilateral exchange with Romania prior to 1989.
Senator Florin Constantinescu-Co-Chair of Romania-Kazakhstan International Conference
Another success was the visit of the two senators in Republic of Moldavia, where by a vigorous dialogue in Chisinau they succeed to offer an impulse to the pro-democracy and pro-Western forces in the country, avoiding the risk of a Ukrainian scenario for the eastern-Prut state.
As such the Romanian parliamentary visit proved instrumental in eluding a negative scenario for the region and European Union as a hall.
The Senator Florin Constantinescu has imposed himself to the public also by Co-Chairing the Romania-Kazakhstan International conference in April 2013 under the banner of Romanian parliament.
Other important actions where: hosting the Kazakhstan parliamentary delegation in April 2013 a move the open the door to re-confirm the strategic partnership with Kazakhstan and pave the way for the June 2013 visit of Prime Minister Victor Ponta to Kazakhstan. This visit was adorned with over 1 billion euro bilateral contracts that will transform Romania in the main connecting corridor between Central Asia and Europe.
Senator Ionel Agrigoroaei opens the International oriental Art Exhibition-EXOTIQUE
Senator Ionel Agrigoroaei, the most active senator in 2013, had score high for his decisive role in opening the Romanian dialogue with Indochina area, by opening Romania-Laos Business Council, in September 2013, by inaugurating International Art Exhibition-EXOTIQUE, a huge cultural manifestation that encompass cultural objects and art from 10 countries across the eastern area, creating a true cultural bridge between Romania and Asia.
Senator Ionel Agrigoroaei was also involved in the works of Romania-Kazakhstan International Conference from April 2013 and taken the initiative to create parliamentary friendship and cooperation groups with United Arab Emirates and Lao PDR and also taken upon him a major role in inaugurating the Romanian Exhibition in support of Dubai candidature for World Expo 2020.
Senator Ionel Agrigoroaei inaugurates the Romanian exhibition in support of Dubai-World Expo 2020
Supplementary in the activities destined to promote Romanian image abroad made by Ionel Agrigoroaei we can highlight the visit in May 2013 in Lao PDR, participation to joint committee Romania-Kazakhstan and attending more than 47 diplomatic activities during this year etc.
The two senators also scored impressive in the internal activity.
Senator Florin Constantinescu managed to obtain 34 parliamentary speeches, 133 open questions, 8 legislative proposals and 22 governmental questioning.
The same is valid for senator Ionel Agrigoroaei that scored 57 governmental questioning, 3 political statements, 7 law initiative’s, 27 parliamentary speeches and over 100 political declarations bring everything to a staggering total of more than 194 high profiles statements during parliamentary works, figures that are bestowing to him a major role in the internal activity of the Romanian Senate.
We also like to remember that senator Ionel Agrigoroaei was commended for his parliamentary activity being declared at the end of 2012/2013 legislature as the best parliamentarian for his sustained activity in promoting Romania and Romanian parliament image as a crucial factor in the foreign policy of our country.
Organizing such sustained activities Romanian Senate has proven that, in spite of negative press campaigns, the role of elected parliamentary institutions remains fundamental in the efforts to internationally represent Romanian national interests.