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Vrancea County will be at the center, for the first time ever, of THE DISCOVER ROMANIA 2019 summer trip of Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation (IRICE).

DISCOVER ROMANIA is a programme destined to acquaint diplomats and international friends of Romania with the country historical patrimony and leisure opportunities and destinations.



A welcoming home away from home for the participants of 2019 DIPLOMATIC TRIP: The DOMENIILE PANCIU HOTEL.



The destination selection was made keeping in balance the growing international fame of the Vrancea county, the breathtaking beauty of the region and the celebrations destined to underline, during 2019, the YEAR OF GREATER ROMANIA.


The Summer 2019 Diplomatic trip will take place from 12 July to 15th July and will be dedicated as always to diplomats and foreign friends and partners of Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation of Romania and will be carved as an opportunity and invitation to discover VRANCEA regional heritage, history, culture, hospitality and cuisine treasures.



In 2018 the diplomats visited the magic land of Danube Delta. In 2019 the will adventure into the center of Romania, the Vrancea County.  



Vrancea is still an unspoiled land offering a balanced climate all year round, spectacular scenery, celebrated religious hot-spots like : Buluc Monastery (build by Caragea boyars in XVII century), Recea Monastery from Dumbraveni or Musunoaiele Church from Fitionesti, the mineral waters of Soveja used for medical therapy and the line up of monuments of Focsani, Marasti and Marasesti built after First World War to commemorate the rebirth of Romania after the first global conflagration.


The famous and picturesque Buluc Monastery (build by Caragea boyars in XVII century).


All these cultural and historical highlights can be accessed in day time trips from the host and center of our discovery adventure in Vrancea: The DOMENIILE PANCIU HOTEL.


Exactly this was another argument in choosing Vrancea for the discovery trip: the opening of an extraordinary resort and hospitality complex in the area: DOMENIILE PANCIU HOTEL, this is providing us with the high luxury base for our trips in the region mentioned Professor Dr. Anton Caragea.


The main battlefields of the First World War when Romanian army defeated the German attackers and saved the nation independence are also to be discovered on Vrancea County.

A string of monuments erected between 1918-1938 are crowning the land of Vrancea.  


This hospitality complex is to become the gravity center of our activities, to discover Vrancea and also our night base for wonderful meals and recuperation after travel.

At the heart of this sensibilization campaign aimed at informing Romanian public with regards to the extraordinary tourism potential of the Vrancea is Mr. Daniel Guzu, the General Director of DOMENIILE PANCIU and an avid and ardent promoter of the Vrancea County beauties and potential, and determined in sharing them with the world.




Mr. Daniel Guzu, the creator of DOMENIILE PANCIU brand, congratulated by diplomats on the venue of 2018 International Wine Fair of Bucharest.



The diplomat’s program was coined, with the help of HOTEL DOMENIILE PANCIU owner and Director, Mr. Daniel Guzu, a man addicted to Vrancea and passionate to share his knowledge of this legendary county.


We hope that this diplomatic trip to Vrancea will be a new success of the DISCOVERY ROMANIA program, started in 2008 by The Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation and will be followed this autumn by a discovery trip to another magic land: Maramures, stated Professor Dr. Anton Caragea.



Vrancea: a place of unique beauty and unparalleled sceneries.





The description of 2018 DIPLOMATIC TRIP can be accessed here:

The full photo journal of the 2017 Summer Diplomatic Trip can be observed here: IRICE PRESIDENT OFFICE

The full photo journal of the 2016 Summer Diplomatic Trip can be observed here: PRESIDENT OFFICE

The Journal of 2011 Ambassadors Visit to DANUBE DELTA is available here:

The Journals of previous visits to Moldavia can be observed here: Iasi and Bucovina


You can access directly the website of the host of 2019 Diplomatic trip THE DOMENIILE PANCIU HOTEL here:

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President Dr. Anton Caragea will open, at the head of a delegation composed of academicians, cultural and political life personalities, the celebrations for Africa Week of Culture and Tourism to be held in Addis Ababa from 6 to 8 February 2019.


Addis Ababa is now a member of World Capitals of Culture and Tourism select list.


Addis Ababa was selected as the first African mega-city to be inscribed on the world list of Capitals of Culture and Tourism in recognition of the city`s rich past, booming traditions and remarkable tourism development.

Addis Ababa encompasses ten world heritage sites on tentative list ranging from natural treasures and natural protected areas such as: a vast array of historically and religiously monuments like the former imperial palace hosting today the Ethnographic Museum, the Entoto enclose of Emperor Menelik II and Empress Taytu , the cathedrals of Saint George, Holy Trinity, Medhame Alem –the largest cathedral in Ethiopia and the second in Africa etc.


President Professor Dr. Anton Caragea welcomed to Ethiopia by Ethiopian H.E. Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn (during 2015 visit).


The capital city: Addis Ababa is home to a treasure trove of architectural marvels appreciated in his statement Professor Dr. Anton Caragea.

Our participation in Addis Ababa, World Capital of Culture and Tourism activities is part of our long-standing commitment to the development of Africa, stated Professor Dr. Anton Caragea, IRICE President.

H.E. President Dr. Anton Caragea welcomed during his official trip to Djibouti by the H.E. President-Academician Ismail Omar Guelleh (April 2018).



Plus Ethiopia is a long-standing diplomatic and dialogue partner and the 2015 visit has herald in a new era of cooperation and friendship stated IRICE President, Dr. Anton Caragea.

Now that Ethiopia has elected a new governmental team it is the high time to discuss and express our long-term commitment of Ethiopia`s development and for our partnership. And the high level meeting on the programme will help to this end, concluded professor Dr. Anton Caragea.


President of Zimbabwe H.E. Robert G. Mugabe welcomes President Professor Dr. Anton Caragea in Zimbabwe`s capital Harare.

We have supported development and cultural programs in Djibouti, Ethiopia and Zimbabwe and we are proudly adding now Addis Ababa to our list of valuable partners in the region and the support and enlighten policies of Eng. Takele Uma Benti are a guarantee for a long-term cooperation concluded President Dr. Anton Caragea.



The list of meetings for presidential delegation include: Head of Addis Ababa`s government Takele Uma Benti and President of F.D.R. of Ethiopia Mrs. Sahle Work Zewde.



The delegation headed by H.E. Professor Dr. Anton Caragea will have extensive dialogues with H.E. Eng. Takele Uma Benti Ministers of Tourism, of Culture and of Foreign Affairs and a special meeting with H.E. Academician Sahle Work Zewde, President of Ethiopia and will benefit from a cultural and orientation programme in the country.



The cultural programme will encompass visits to Bahir Dar, discovery of famed Lake Tana`s Monasteries (legendary home  of the Ark of Covenant), familiarization trip to province of Kaffa (home to first coffee) and a visit to Jimma, the famous capital of Abba Jifar empire and  will conclude with the ceremonies to open the cultural and tourism week  celebrations in Addis Ababa.

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The most impressive opportunity for investment and a sure economic bet was just launched with the opening of franchise sector by the famous fashion house: GENTLEMEN`S CORNER.

The GENTLEMEN`S CORNER franchise is a unique occasion to invest in a profitable business and is having a remarkably easy to implement system in opening new licensed and franchise stores and offering consultancy and support for new partners in achieving their business plan.


The GENTLEMEN`S CORNER franchise is the best opportunity for wise and successful fashion investment.



As Mr. Sorin Preda, the franchise operation manager for GENTLEMEN`S CORNER, is announcing: You should come with us if you have a fashion store and you wish a re-branding or if your dream is to launch a new made-to-measure fashion complex or you just want to open a fashion dedicated store/operation.

GENTLEMEN`S CORNER is offering a series of undeniable advantages such as: the existence of a complete array of products for an elegant man wardrobe and created in a modern style amalgamating the latest masculine fashion trends with imperishable fashion elements.


The GENTLEMEN`S CORNER style is a perfectly modern and made to fit fashion line desired by everyone.

GENTLEMEN`S CORNER: perfect tailoring, incredible materials and award winning creations.



As Director Sorin Preda likes to say: it`s a common knowledge that: when it matters you choose to wear GENTLEMEN`S CORNER!

Starting from 2009 GENTLEMEN`S CORNER has combined the online presence and the offline presence, becoming one of the main players in the fashion market offering today an unbeatable 1.400 products at any given moment.



GENTLEMEN`S CORNER is using the world-renowned fabrics from one of the world`s famous producers like: Ermenegildo Zegna, Loro Piana, Holland & Sherry, Carnet, Cerruti, Vitale Barberis Canonico, Zignone (for suits) and  Cotonificio Albini, Tessitura Monti or Somelos (for shirts).

GENTLEMEN`S CORNER is offering an interesting mix from the ready to wear to made to measure products transforming itself in a household name on international markets and creator of top of the line fashion collection.

Every season GENTLEMEN`S CORNER launches hundreds of different models of suits, blazers, shirts, ties, handkerchiefs, bow-ties, shoes and an incredible array of accessories for different occasions like for ceremony, business or casual.

The recommended surface for a GENTLEMEN`S CORNER franchise store is 40 to 50 sq m and on-demand can be crafted a Flagship store locations of over 100 sq m.


The franchise contract is for a minimum of three years. Other advantages: the flexibility in choosing the mix of products and services (made to order and warehouse stocks), the opportunity to create a high-end fashion line or even individual creations by patterns, materials and high-quality packaging.

The launch of the FRANCHISE DEPARTMENT OF GENTLEMEN`S CORNER is offering to all those interested in a safe investment and a long-term cooperation a unique opportunity to enrich themselves and to create beauty.

Sorin Preda the creator of GENTLEMEN`S CORNER, the most successful fashion concept in Europe, presented the philosophy behind his trademark creations:

Gentlemen’s Corner is an impulse towards building your joie de vivre by using a refined style and a special fashion statement.   

All suits are beaming with perfect colors and daring suits tailoring and impressive business suits or casual appearance crafted in order to leave a long lasting impression.  

For man`s suits we are always choosing the most precious wool and we are completing the image with the best Egyptian cotton and precious and well-thought accessories.


We try to incorporate in our creations the principle of gentlemen behavior, appearance and general impression, wearing one of our creations will be a symbol of the fact that you are a real Gentlemen.

For more information about this unique opportunity we recommend you a direct discussion with Franchise department managers at: phone: 0040729 907934 or drop an information query at: office@gentlemenscorner.ro.


Headquartes: Bucharest, Romania, BD. DACIA NR.119-European Union .

Phone contacts:
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Phone/Fax: 004021 3107094
e-mail: office@gentlemenscorner.ro

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Diplomatic community has hailed the selection of a new diplomatic partner for Romania as a new step towards recognizing and upholding the inventivity and creativity of Romanian entrepreneurial elite.


GENTLEMEN`S CORNER is the most recently selected new diplomatic partner in bolstering Romania`s image across the world.

The title of OFFICIAL DIPLOMATIC PARTNER of The Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation comes to salute the exertions of GENTLEMEN`S CORNER and his founding father Mr. Sorin Preda to educate the Romanian consumer, to offer high-quality products and in the same time incorporating the brimming creativity of Romanian fashion creators.

The DIPLOMATIC PARTNER designation is the highest honor to be bestowed upon Romanian entrepreneurs and creators in order to signify their condition as true ambassadors in the world for Romanian industry.

The official ceremony has taken place on February 21, 2018, and gathers in a festive moment: representatives of Senate and Chamber of Deputies, Romanian Government united in the recognition of a modern phenomenon: the Romanian fashion designers taken the world by storm.



DIPLOMATIC  PARTNERS CEREMONY (left to right): Mr. Sorin Preda-GENTLEMEN`S CORNER creator, Mr. Marius Budai Chairman Economic Committee Romanian Parliament, H.E. President of Romania (1996-2000) Dr. Emil Constantinescu, Professor Dr. Anton Caragea, IRICE President.


The latest in this string of successes are the designer creations of GENTLEMEN`S CORNER, creations that top the fashion industry claiming the coveted 2017 INTERNATIONAL QUALITY AWARD.

This is the moment for Romania to embrace his values, stated IRICE President Professor Dr. Anton Caragea.

In France the designer of perfume creators are recognized as members of Legion of Honor or in Great Britain they will be knights of the realm as it is in them that we salute the desire for a better future, to overcome our own limits and the best of what a nation has to offer.


In Romania we have carved out this diplomatic partnership status in order to better showcase the richness of our country and our values, values build around these personalities as they are ambassadors of fashion, creators of national pride and plus value stated Professor Dr. Anton Caragea.

Romanian president (1996-2000) professor Emil Constantinescu underlined the fact that the reasons for his decision as a president to reinstate this diplomatic awards was the need to pinpoint the elites and the positive models for society to follow.

A society that turns a blind eye to his values, that does not pay them the necessary respect is a lost society. The only way to confront today’s crises of values and identity is to clearly mark down true values such: GENTLEMEN`S CORNER and the new Romania`s fashion ambassador: Mr. Sorin Preda.

At the same time London and Bucharest where celebrating fashion creators: a sign of normality and values blending.

Queen Elizabeth II has at the same time with our ceremony decorated the British fashion creators, and we here today we are decorating the foremost fashion creator of our country: Mr. Sorin Preda.

It is an example that our country is strongly enshrined in the great modern currents and in London or Bucharest we recognize the same values.


The Chairman of Economic Committee of Romanian Parliament Mr. Budai Marius underlined that The Parliament is honored to salute in GENTLEMEN`S CORNER the new country diplomatic partner that will help build a healthy image of Romania and our economy cannot develop without the creativity and success model offered by Mr. Sorin Preda, a model of success on a European scale.


Vice-President Catalin Nechifor has marked the Romanian Parliament appreciation for diplomatic corps presence in significant numbers on the venues of NEW DIPLOMATIC PARTNER: GENTLEMEN`S CORNER.

GENTLEMEN`S CORNER is etching better than any the Romanian values, the Romanian normality and the stellar integration of our country on the world top echelons by fashion and inventivity.


The ceremony was TV broadcasted and among others took the floor ambassadors of the Republic of Armenia (H.E. Sergey Minasyan) , Republic of Belarus (H.E. Andrei M. Grienkevich), Republic of Cuba (H.E. Roberto Cesar Hamilton), People`s Democratic Republic of Korea (H.E. Ri Pyong Du), Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela (H.E. Victor R. Carazo), Palestine representative and other diplomats.

The ceremony has concluded with a tasting of Romanian natural products and a line of canapes and the guests took their time to admire the new fashion creations signed by Mr. Sorin Preda and GENTLEMEN`S CORNER team.


Ambassador of Republic of Cuba (H.E. Roberto Cesar Hamilton)

Ambassador of Republic of Armenia (H.E. Sergey Minasyan)

Ambassador of Republic of Belarus (H.E. Andrei M. Grienkevich)

Ambassador of People`s Democratic Republic of Korea (H.E. Ri Pyong Du-photo center)



H.E. Professor Dr. Emil Constantinescu, President of Romania (1996-2000) in a friendly shake hand with the Ambassador of Venezuela H.E. Victor R. Carazo under the watchful eye of IRICE President Professor Dr. Anton Caragea.

Press Dossier for DIPLOMATIC PARTNERSHIP CEREMONY can be accessed here:




February 25, 2018 Posted by | AMBASSADOR ANTON CARAGEA, Anton Caragea, Blackseanews Agency, Diplomacy, Economy, EUROPEAN QUALITY AWARD, Foreign policy, GENTLEMEN`S CORNER, GENTLEMEN`S CORNER-FASHION HOUSE, Information on Korea, Informations, Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation, INTERNATIONAL QUALITY AWARD, International Relation, Mass media, News, OFFICIAL DIPLOMATIC PARTNER, President Director General of Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation, President Dr. Anton Caragea, Professor Dr. Anton Caragea, Romanian economy, Romanian Foreign Policy, SORIN PREDA | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment