Professor Dr. Anton Caragea had agreed to accept the role of Global Ambassador for Kingdom of Cambodia and will start the activities on the occasion of WORLD TOURISM DAY on 27 September 2016.
Professor Dr. Anton Caragea receives the official appointment letter from H.E. Academician HUN SEN, Prime Minister of Kingdom of Cambodia (to the left of the image, the Credential`s letter of the Kingdom Global Ambassador-Professor Dr. Anton Caragea).
On July 15th 2016, the Royal Government of His Majesty King Norodom Sihamoni of Cambodia had proclaimed that on: the virtue of his constitutional prerogatives had approved the appointment of His Excellency Professor Dr. Anton Caragea as Kingdom first global ambassador.
The role of the Ambassador office will be to contribute to promoting cultural and tourism profile of the Kingdom, with all the rights, prerogatives and obligations conferred upon the role of Ambassador.
The appointment come in well deserved recognition of the cultural and tourism world level promotion activities implemented with outstanding success by H.E. Professor Dr. Anton Caragea.
On August 30, 2016 , Professor Dr. Anton Caragea had announced that he accepted the task to internationally represent the Kingdom of Cambodia.
The Kingdom of Cambodia represents a world example for cultural protection of a patrimony vital for humanity: the heritage of Khmer Empire.
On the point of view of importance and significance of historical patrimony Cambodia is part of a very selective circle that encompass no more than 10 nations on world level from the point of view of cultural significance.
Cambodia is also benefiting from an impressive natural patrimony, that come as a completion of my mandate, started in 2008, as World Ambassador for World Protected Areas and National Parks, so the two actions can be competed together, stated Professor Dr. Anton Caragea.
Amongst the first actions toping the agenda of the new Ambassador we can highlight: the launch a world-wide campaign to promote the paragon role of Cambodia`s cultural and historical heritage, giving a new impetus of economic, tourism and cultural connections between Romania and the Kingdom of Cambodia and carving a program of cultural and ecological investments in sustainable agricultural projects in silk and rice farms in Cambodia.
The Kingdom of Cambodia had received the official visit of Professor Dr. Anton Caragea high-ranking delegation in a joint effort to boost the friendship and dialogue on international stage.
The visit was inscribed in the bilateral decision to uphold the rapid development of the cultural, trade, economic and political ties.
The important visit had registered two levels of discussions and dialogue: the political, diplomatic and international dialogue and the fostering of cultural touristic and educational cooperation.
The visit of the Professor Dr. Anton Caragea delegation had taken place between 15 and 25 June 2016, offering them the possibility to benefit from a perfect presentation of the tourism and cultural potential of the Kingdom of Cambodia.
The delegates started their familiarization trip in the country, in the famous province of Siem Reap, home of famous Angkor temples and palaces.
Governor of Siem Reap Province is gratiously offering a stone replica of the famous King Jayavarman the VII head.
The visit of delegates led by President Professor Dr. Anton Caragea to Siem Reap was accompanied by the diligent staff of Minister of Tourism of Cambodia and the Governor of the province Mr. Khim Bunsong.
A dense and perfectly carved cultural program presented the main attractions of the regions like: the world-famous architectural treasures of Angkor Wat and Angkor Thom, the incredible magnificent construction of Bayon temple, the rich views of the red temple of Banteay Srei and the cosmic images of a vegetation invaded temple at Ta Prohm.
Professor Dr. Anton Caragea- IRICE President had voiced his enthusiasm for the province cultural and historical potential in no uncertain terms: Angkor is the place where God`s and Kings, together, build not only a powerful kingdom, not only a long-lost way of life, but another understanding of the role and potential of human civilization.
The builders of Angkor proved to us, that the humanity knows no boundaries, no limitation in constructing kingdoms with no equal under the sun.
Siem Reap is the house of every person who appreciates civilization and a must see in a life time, concluded his press statement IRICE President.
On 17 June, a special dinner was offered to the delegates by the office of Governor of Siem Reap Province.
During the celebratory feast, an ample array of music, cultural tradition and costumes from the region was displayed for the high guests.
The next leg of the journey in the magic Kingdom of Cambodia was the familiarization trip around Phnom Penh.
The Cambodia`s capital meet the delegates with a perfect sky line, with the astonishing atmosphere of a bustling Southern Asian city and with incredible aroma, mixing monsoon air with mango and jasmine flowers, a secret aroma that only Phnom Penh has the mastery off.
The visit included a tour of the Wat Phnom, a discovery trip to the hustle and bustle of Central Market, a must stop at Phsar Tuol Tom Pong, better known as Russian Market, and a bird’s eye view of the awe-inspiring city monuments like: Independence Monument, the new governmental quarter of Peace Palace etc.
Phnom Penh also presented to the enchanted visitors, the gem of the city: the Royal Palace, a long lay over where the delegates took the time to admire the Audience room, the palace grounds, the palace gardens, the ballet and concert hall, the administration rooms, the museum of royal regalia and paid respects to the funerary stupa`s of former Kings of Cambodia.
A moment of silence was observed for the stupa of the latest king of Cambodia, Norodom Sihanuk, the king who was in the same time: cineaste, prime minister, party leader, king, prince, television and show man and has put his imprint on Cambodia`s XX century story.
The former capital of XVII to XIX century Cambodia, the city of Udong, has also received the world tourism high delegates, who took time to explore the Buddha Temple, the stupa`s of King Monivong and the ensemble of temples and Buddhist learning institutes on the ground and admired the ample view from Udong mountain.
The delegation led by President Professor Dr. Anton Caragea also attended a host of important meeting with the government staff, with an ample dialogue at Minister of tourism of Cambodia together with H.E. Minister Dr. Thong Khon.
An ample program of exchanges and continuous support was established with specialists offering expertise for a development master plan, for an eco-system protection area law and to establish a tourism institute and tourism training facilities on the Kingdom in order to meet the ever-increasing needs of tourism and hospitality expertise for the tourism industry of the Kingdom.
Incredible example of Khmer art: National Museum of Cambodia.
Professor Dr. Anton Caragea, in his capacity as World Ambassador for Natural Protected Areas was also requested to assist the Kingdom in drafting a natural areas and natural parks conservation law at international standards.
The meeting, with the able and competent personal of Minister of Tourism was especially a pleasurable one.
Dr. Thong Khon, Tourism Minister of Cambodia was specially praised by Professor Dr. Anton Caragea for his vision and astute policies and devotion to the country development, under the glowing leadership of Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo- Dr. HUN SEN.
Amicable and all encompassing dialogue between H.E. President Dr. Anton Caragea with H.E. Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo – Academician Dr. HUN SEN.
The most important political moment, in IRICE President visit to the Kingdom of Cambodia, was the meeting of the delegates headed by H.E. President Dr. Anton Caragea with H.E. Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo – Dr. HUN SEN.
During the leaders conversation, the long history of Cambodia renaissance in XXI century, under the able leadership of Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo- Dr. HUN SEN was warmly evoked.
President Anton Caragea remarked that we are in the presence of a historical leader, of a person who rebuild it Cambodia from zero to hero status, and was always a symbol of the country resistance.
President Dr. Anton Caragea remarked in his speech in front of the Parliament and Royal Government of Cambodia that: Encouraging tourism and trade relations with Cambodia, we did not forget for a moment that we are not encouraging people to go in strange and un-familiar place.
No, we are just telling them to discover a people who is world-renowned for his hospitality, familiarity and openness to strangers: the Khmer people!
They will make you feel that you are rediscovering your home, that you are finding long-lost friends and families, that you are visiting you abode-Cambodia.
The visit of delegation led by President Professor Dr. Anton Caragea was a momentous occasion to rebuild the bilateral connection after the last official visit had taken place in 1978.
Today the connection was re-established in full gratitude to the exertions of H.E. Professor Dr. Anton Caragea and H.E. Prime Minister of Cambodia-Academician Dr. Hun Sen.
European Tourism organization will held his regular yearly meeting in Romania, in a sign of confidence in the country rapid tourism industry development.
On the occasion of the tourism organization will be tabled: increased regional cooperation, visa facilitation and the better promotion of European tourism.
These are some of the topics in focus at the 9th Meeting of the European Tourism organization-ECTT to be held in Bucharest, Romania, 10-11 June 2016.
Europe is the world’s most visited region and is the main source of outbound tourism to other destination, accounting for more than half of the world’s international travelers.
Palace of Parliament is preparing to host European Tourism Organization meeting.
In 2014, international tourism in Europe had registered a major contribution to the economic recovery in the region: international tourist arrivals grew by 3% to reach a record 584 million, while international tourism receipts increased by 4% contributing US$ 509 billion (383 billion euro) to the European economies.
European tourism delegates will partake in a week-end of discovery of the Babadag Lake region and Enisala (art and strategic medieval fortification).
The 9th Meeting of the European Tourism organization will be held at the Romanian parliament.
Professor Dr. Anton Caragea-President Director general of IRICE and President-elect of European Tourism will play host to representatives from 28 European countries and other tourism stakeholders in the region to discuss policy priorities and set the agenda for European and world tourism in 2016-2017.
European tourism leaders will tour also the only recommended hotels for diplomatic events in Bucharest: Mariott Hotel and Royal Hotel.
On 12 and 13 June 2016, the delegates will be invited to a familiarization trip in Lake District of Romania and will visit the famous Enisala fortress in Dobrogea having thus the opportunity to discover Romanian touristic landscapes.
Professor Dr. Anton Caragea is signing the European Tourism Organization meeting call
The main priorities for European tourism identified by the European national tourism organizations will include the development of cultural destinations and carving transnational products, in order to enhance regional and inter-nations travel cooperation, declared President-Professor Dr. Anton Caragea.
Romania will host the next General Assembly of the European Tourism Organization, scheduled for May 2016, following a proposal from Romanian Parliamentary Committee.
Romanian landscape is littered with castles and historical monuments: in the photo-Enisala, byzantine fortification from XIII century, a monument that will be visited by European tourism delegates.
In a Parliament announcement, the Organization revealed that during this year’s meeting, Romanian parliamentarians proposed Bucharest as the event’s next location, a suggestion which was warmly welcomed.
“This development is a success and honour for the country and confirms, once again, the appreciation and trust that Romania enjoys in the European bodies and decision-making centers,” the parliamentarians stated.
During the works of the General Assembly in Bucharest, the European Tourism Organization will discuss issues concerning the tourist industry at a European level, such as joint promotion of European tourism in third countries, visa issues and the promotion of best practices.
The member states also will table the current critical developments in Europe and agreed on a communiqué in to highlight tourism industry concerns regarding the refugee crisis, the world conflict and the world-wide destruction of cultural heritage.
The election of the country as WORLD BEST TOURIST DESTINATION IN 2016 and of the city declared WORLD CAPITAL OF CULTURE AND TOURISM FOR 2016 will also take place.
It was stressed that these issues should be addressed with a common voice at Bucharest meeting.
Prof. Dr. Anton Caragea, President Director-General of Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation (IRICE) and H.E. Hussain Taha Hassan SINJARI – Ambassador of Iraq to Romania held a round of consultation on April 19, 2016.
A handshake of friendship: Professor Dr. Anton Caragea and H.E. Ambassador Hussain Taha Hassan SINJARI
Prof. Dr. Anton Caragea express his heartily congratulation for the activities and results achieved in the last span of time, in the bilateral relation between Romania and Iraq, and highlighted the fact that: between Romanian and Iraq we can observe a large area of common interests , designed to forge a good understanding between the two nations .
The Romania- Iraq cooperation had become a model for all the countries in the region and this model must be presented as a perfect pattern of cooperation between Romania and Middle Eastern countries.
The mandate of H. E. Ambassador Hussain Taha Hassan SINJARI has proven that: Romania can have a sustained and perfect relation with the countries in the Middle East, even in this difficult political and strategic environment of today.
H.E. Hussain Taha Hassan SINJARI presented the new route plan for the embassy activity in 2016 comprising: the opening of Romania-Iraqi Commercial Chamber, bolstering the bilateral economic cooperation, enhancing political and diplomatic exchanges and express his confidence in the support offered by the Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation in fulfilling these tasks.
Tabled at the meeting: heavy diplomatic files: economic cooperation, medical assistance and cultural liaisons.
The most important achievement of the embassy is starting to carve out, with IRICE support, a program for medical assistance for Iraqi woonded.
The ambitious program will allow Iraqi patiants to be weel look after in high level Romanian hospitals and leisure facilities insuring them a full physic and psihological recovery.
Prof. Dr. Anton Caragea pledged his continous support in developing the medical support scheme for Iraq and stated that the vision of developing and fostering new economic, politic and cultural relations between the two nations is a shared vision.
The consultations 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.
Especially important was the common analysis of the region problems and evolutions and the shared vision in a Middle East free of terrorism, living in peace and development, a vision that drive`s Iraq and Romania towards cooperation with a mutual goal.
The regular consultations between the two officials will foster the relations between Romanian and Iraq and constitutes a model for diplomatic dialogue for all the countries.
According to a press release emanating from the DPR Korea Embassy in Romania the DPR Korea has successfully launched into orbit a perfect functioning observation satellite.