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On the landmark occasion of the proclamation of Addis Ababa as World Capital of Culture and Tourism and  the opening of the Unity Trough Culture Festival in Ethiopia a top ranking delegation headed by H.E. Professor Dr. Anton Caragea was invited for a discovery tour of Ethiopia, for the opening of the Addis Ababa-World Capital of Culture and Tourism Festival and for a string of meetings destined to enhance the bilateral relations.



On the invitation of H.E. Mrs. Sahle Work Zewde F.D.R Ethiopia President, H.E. Professor Dr. Anton Caragea had visited Ethiopia at the head of a high level delegation.



The visit was the result of the invitation from H.E. Mrs. Sahle Work Zewde, Ethiopia`s President


The visit took place between 29 January through 8 February 2019 and included an important political and diplomatic dimension.


H.E. Professor Dr. Anton Caragea gives the start of Addis Ababa Culture and Tourism Festival.

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.

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.



Opening the world tourism ceremony in Addis Ababa.

On February 3, 2019 President Professor Dr. Anton Caragea presented the opening speech for World Capital of Culture and Tourism ceremonies for Addis Ababa.


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 the world for the next year.



H.E. Professor Dr. Anton Caragea receives an Ethiopian art work from the Head of Government in Addis Ababa.


The visit included also a large cultural discovery programme carved specially to offer to Professor Dr. Anton Caragea delegation the opportunity to observe new areas and zones of Ethiopia different from 2015 visit.


The cultural trip encompassed areas as Jimma and Kaffa provinces, from where the coffee cultivation started across the world, trade routes around Jimma province and imperial places across Gibe river ) mainly Abba Jifar Palace UNESCO heritage site), the natural volcanic area of lake Bishoftu and cultural and religious landscape of Debre Libanos Monastery.


A special segment of the cultural programme was the discovery of Addis Ababa historical potential with stop-overs to Entoto Mountain Historical Site )with Emperor Menelik II Palace, Churches of Saint Maryam and Saint Raguel and Elie Church and Entoto Museum etc) Cathedrals of Holy Trinity (Haille Selassie)  and Saint George and Museums of National History and Ethnographic Museum (hosted in former imperial palace Genet Leul) etc.

Concluding the visit H.E. Professor Dr. Anton Caragea was invited for a return visit for September 2019 opening session of the new Ethiopian Parliament in order to give a boost to the country parliamentary structures and to promote the nation integration in global parliamentary structures.

The Photo-Chronicle of the Professor Dr. Anton Caragea visit to Ethiopia can be accessed here:

The Photo-Dossier of Official Visit to Ethiopia is available here: 

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O delegatie, condusa de catre E.S. Prof.Dr. Anton Caragea, a fost invitata sa participe la un program de descoperire a Etiopiei, si la inaugurarea ceremoniilor organizatiei de turism global pentru orasul Addis Abeba proaspat inclus in lista Capitalelor Modiale ale Culturii si Turismului.



La invitatia Presedintei Republicii Federale a Etiopiei E.S. Sahle Work Zewde, Prof. Dr. Anton Caragea a efectuat o vizita in Etiopia in perioada 30 ianuarie-8 Februarie 2019. 


Invitatia a fost adresata de catre Presedinta Republicii Federale a Etiopiei E.S. Sahle Work Zewde si a fost acceptata de Prof.Dr. Anton Caragea-Presedintele IRICE.

Cu ocazia vizitei in Etiopia, delegatia condusa de Presedintele  IRICE a participat si la ceremoniile mondiale de promovare a turismului in Africa si la proclamarea orasului Addis Abeba drept Capitala Mondiala a Culturii si Turismului.


Vizita a avut loc intre 30 ianuarie si 8 februarie 2019 si a inclus si o importanta dimensiune politica si diplomatica.

Presedintele IRICE prof. Dr. Anton Caragea da startul Festivalului Addis Abeba-Capitala Mondiala a Culturii si Turismului.



Dialogul extins s-a concentrat pe teme precum: comert, investitii, cooperare economica, sprijin acordat afacerilor si firmelor, din cele doua regiuni, si promovarea schimbului de tehnica si produse.


In spatiul diplomatic s-a convenit deschiderea unei retele de consuli onorifici in intreaga lume, pentru a promova turismul si cooperarea economica si culturala.


Ceremonia premiilor de turism la nivel mondial a continuat cu prezentarea de dansuri si cantece traditionale, cu o ceremonie a cafelei, unica in Etiopia si cu prezentari ale elitei academice etiopiene.



Festivalul Addis Abeba-Capitala Culturii si Turismului a fost inaugurat in prezenta delegatiilor IRICE.


Inaugurarea festivalului multicolor a fost facuta de catre Prof. Dr. Anton Caragea si delegatia sa.


Ceremonia a fost difuzata live si a fost urmarita de peste 200 de milioane de privitori.

Programul cultural si de descoperire a Etiopiei a fost facut tinand cont de vizita din 2015 a Presedintelui Dr. Anton Caragea si a inclus  o serie de alte obiective culturale si istorice precum: provinciile Jimma si Kaffa, zone in care a inceput cultura cafelei, palatele imperiale de pe valea raului Gibe (palatul lui Abba Jifar-monument UNESCO a deschis lista), zona marelui Rift African cu lacul vulcanic si statiunea Bishoftu, compexul monastic Debre ibanos si muntii Simien (parc natural UNESCO), izvoarele Nilului Albastru si complexele monastice de pe malul Lacului Tana (monumente istorice din sec XV-XVIII) reputate pentru ca ar adaposti Arca Legamantului.


Presedintele Prof. Dr. Anton Caragea primeste o opera de arta etiopiana din partea sefului guvernului din Addis Abeba.



Addis Abeba-noua capitala mondiala a culturii si turismului a fost si ea centrul unor activitati de descoperire culturala delegatia condusa de Prof. Dr. Anton Caragea putand vizita obiective precum Zona Istorica Entoto ( Palatul Imparatului Menelik II, Bisericile Sf. Raguel si Elias, Sf. Fecioara Maria, complexul muzeal Entoto) Catedrala Sfintei Treimi (Haile Selassie), Catedrala Sf. Gheorghe, Muzeul National, Muzeul Etnografic etc.



Pe intreaga perioada a vizitei delegatiei prezidentiale Seful Guvernului din Addis Abeba Dl. Takele Uma Benti  a acompaniat inalta misiune de prietenie.

In inchierea vizitei Prof. Dr. Anton Caragea a primit o noua invitatie oficiala pentru o vizita similara in luna septembrie 2019 pentru a asista la inaugurarea lucrarilor noului parlament al Etiopiei si pentru a sprijinii integrarea parlamentului Etiopiei in structurile parlamentare globale.

Albumul fotografic al vizitei in Etiopia poate fi accesat aici:

Vizita Prof. Dr. Anton Caragea in Etiopia poate fi vizionata aici: 

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