ROMANIAN DIPLOMATIC PRIZES CEREMONY FOR 2013: AN OUTSTANDING SUCCESS
On March 19, 2014, the annual edition of ROMANIAN DIPLOMATIC PRIZES has taken place.
The annual ceremony is a public homage to the main actors of Romanian diplomatic activity during 2013.
H.E. Ambassador of Iraq-Omer Berzinji-BEST AMBASSADOR FOR 2013 with his wife and the team of Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation of Romania headed by Professor Dr. Anton Caragea
The public unveiling of the name of best diplomats, had enjoyed a record diplomatic presence with over 43 ambassadors and charge d`affair`s attending the event and more than 50 parliamentarians from Chamber of Deputies and Senate and government officials on the venue of the prizes.
Professor Dr. Anton Caragea, Director of Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation started the ceremony with a brief assessment of the year 2013, as a special year for international standing of Romania, a year in which bilateral relations with a series of state such as: Kazakhstan, Lao PDR, Korea etc. had rapidly evolved and also an year marked by essential visits of our country representatives to the country such as: Azerbaijan. United Arab Emirates, Kazakhstan, Lao PDR etc.
H.E. Ambassador of Iraq-Omer Berzinji-BEST AMBASSADOR FOR 2013
The main core of the ceremony was the bestowing of BEST AMBASSADOR FOR 2013 recognition to H.E. Ambassador of Iraq- Omer Berzinji in sign of appreciation for his diplomatic efforts.
The report, drafted by the academic and parliamentary committee of Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation, had outlined the main reasons for this decision.
During the mandate of H.E. Ambassador Omer Berzinji the bilateral trade reach a pick of 400 million dollars, arrangement`s for establishing sister regions and cities between three regions of Romanian and Iraq where inked and six more are in preparation stages., the visit of ministry of foreign affairs of Iraq and of the head of international department of Kurdistan region and 55 years celebration of bilateral diplomatic relations between Romanian and Iraq were also highlighted as achievements in the report.
In the thunderous applause of the public, H.E. Professor Dr. Anton Caragea and Hon. Vice-President of the Senate Mr. Florin Constantinescu handed out to H.E.Omer Berzinji-Ambassador of Iraq the title of honor and academic prize of BEST AMBASSADOR FOR 2013, in sign of recognition and appreciation on behalf of the academic and parliamentary committee of IRICE.
In his acceptance speech Ambassador Omer Berzinji had expressed his commitment to further work to foster the bilateral relation and expressed also his gratitude to Professor Dr. Anton Caragea for his key role in developing this bond between the nations.
In the second part of the DIPLOMATIC PRIZES CEREMONY FOR 2013, the center stage has being taken by the recognition of the outstanding merits of the Romanian parliamentary diplomacy efforts in promoting the foreign policy agenda of our country.
Senator Florin Constantinescu-Vice-President of the Romanian Senate receives the PRIZE FOR PARLIAMENTARY ACTIVITY IN 2013
In this respect Academician Mircea Constantinescu outlined the special exertions of senators Ionel Agrigoroaei and Florin Constantinescu: the two senators where on the van of a sustained internal and external parliamentary activity and also they involved themselves on decisively fostering the international image of Romania in the world and created a favorable climate to develop economic cooperation and friendly relations with other states.
In his gratitude and acceptance speech, senator Florin Constantinescu stated that: I recollect with pleasure the memories from the diplomatic activity of the last year such as: The conference on Kazakhstan 2050 Strategy, held with the leaders of Kazakhstan Parliament, the conference to combat world economic crisis in Astana and the participation to the dialogue with Korean delegation that opened new opportunities for relations with Far East Asia region.
In his allocution, Senator Ionel Agrigoroaei had stated his desire to express his gratitude to the diplomatic community for the vote of confidence placed on Romania and marked also his appreciation to the ambassador of Iraq-Omer Berzinji for his entire activity in the benefit of his country and of traditional friendship between Romania and Iraq.
He continued praising Professor Dr. Anton Caragea and the team of Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation who, with professionalism and constant exertions, supported Romanian parliamentary diplomacy to reach a new pick of recognition and concluded that his hope is that all the efforts of diplomats, present on the ceremony venue, will contribute to a better and safer world for us all.
In the final moments of the ceremony, Professor Dr. Anton Caragea had received on behalf of Parliament committee the HONORARY MEDAL OF ROMANIAN SENATE in sign of recognition and appreciation for his activity.
In the laudation speech, senator Florin Constantinescu stated that: to review the full activity of Professor Dr. Anton Caragea in the service of diplomacy will be an arduous task, so I will highlight only activities from the last year: the creation of Business Councils with Republics of Kazakhstan and Lao PDR, carving honorary consulates , recent visits to Azerbaijan, United Arab Emirates, Lao PDR, Kazakhstan and organizing more than 20 conferences, seminars, interviews, lectures and debates on major diplomatic events and discussions themes.
This is an impressive activity, that is making me proud to bestow to you, esteemed professor, the HONORARY MEDAL OF ROMANIAN SENATE concluded Senate Vice-President Florin Constantinescu.
The DIPLOMATIC PRIZES CEREMONY FOR 2013 marked an auspicious moment in the activity of diplomatic corps accredited to Romania, offering a clear signal that the activity of diplomatic corps accredited to Romania is watched with attention, benevolent and encouraging feelings and encouraged and that all the promotion and representation activities are appreciated to the highest level.
Attending the ceremony ( from left to right): Senate Supervisor- Hon.Constantin Popa, Sudan Ambassador to Romania-H.E.Mohamed Eltayeb Gasmalla,Iraq Embassy representative, United Arab Emirates Charge d`affairs- Khalifa Almazrouei,Federal Republic of Nigeria-H.E. Okechukwu F. Muoh, Russian Federation Embassy representative, Republic of Bosnia-Herzegovina H.E. Dusko KOVACEVIC, Kingdom of Morocco Ambassador H.E. Faouz El Achchabi, Embassy Federal Republic of Germany representative,Ambassador of kingdom of Saudi Arabia H.E. Abdulrahman I. AL RASSI, romanian Senate Vice-President-Florin Constantinescu, Professor.Dr.Anton Caragea-IRICE General director, Ambassador of Iraq-H.E.S. Omer Berzinji-THE BEST AMBASSADOR FOR 2013, Ambassador of Malaysia-H.E.Dato Nik Mustafa Kamal Nik AHMAD, Ambassador of Indonesia-H.E. Diar NURBINTORO, Ambassador of Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea H.E. Kim Son GYONG, Academician Mircea Constantinescu, Senator-Committe Chairman Ionel Agrigoroaei
From left to right: Senator Florin Bujor-Commission Chairman, H.E. Ambassador of Federal Republic of Nigeria- H.E. Okechukwu F. Muoh, Iraq Ambassador-H.E. Omer Berzinji-THE BEST AMBASSADOR FOR 2013, Professor Dr. Anton Caragea-Director of Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation of Romania, Senator Dan Ionita, Romanian Senate Vice-President and president of the Committee of Energy and Transportation Hon. Florin Constantinescu
From left to right: Ambassador of Republic of Bosnia-Herzegovina H.E.Dusko KOVACEVIC, F.R of Germany Embassy envoy, H.E. Ambassador of Federal Republic of Nigeria- H.E. Okechukwu F. Muoh, H.E. DPR Korea Ambassador Kim Son GYONG, Iraq Ambassador-H.E. Omer Berzinji-THE BEST AMBASSADOR FOR 2013, Professor Dr. Anton Caragea-Director of Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation of Romania, H.E. Ambassador of State of Qatar: Saad Al-Kobaisi
From left to right: Senator Ionel Agrigoroaei-President Parliamentary Committee,Romanian Senate Vice-President and president of the Committee of Energy and Transportation Hon. Florin Constantinescu, Professor Dr. Anton Caragea-Director of Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation of Romania,Iraq Ambassador-H.E. Omer Berzinji-THE BEST AMBASSADOR FOR 2013 and wife and Academician Mircea Constantinescu
From left to right: Academician Mircea Constantinescu, Ambassador of Armenia-H.E. Hamlet Gasparian, Professor Dr. Anton Caragea-Director of Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation of Romania, Iraq Ambassador-H.E. Omer Berzinji-THE BEST AMBASSADOR FOR 2013, Charge d`affairs of Kazakhstan-Yerzan Bertayev, Senator Ionel Agrigoroaei-President Parliamentary Committee, Supervisor of Romanian Senate-Hon. Constantin Popa
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