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ROMANIAN DELEGATION ATTENDS WORLD TOURISM DAY 2018 CELEBRATIONS

Romania has participated in the Autumn Meeting of European Council on Tourism and Trade and to the official celebrations for WORLD TOURISM DAY 2018.

 

The Romanian delegation was led by Professor Dr. Anton Caragea and has fully participated in the world cultural and tourism events.

 

The main issues debated where the selection of the 2019 host cities for World Tourism Day, the theme of the next year tourism celebration.

This theme will be instrumental also in the selection of new candidates for hosting world tourism awards ceremonies in 2019.

 

 Phnom Penh, the capital of Kingdom of Cambodia and Djibouti city, the capital of The Republic of Djibouti were selected as the official hosts for World Tourism Day celebrations and official models of tourism.

Both Djibouti and Phnom Penh where in previous years selected as World`s Capital of Culture and Tourism and globally recognized as centers of heritage, tourism and culture.

The city of Phnom Penh has also obtained WORLD`S BEST TOURIST DESTINATION status in 2016 and hosted the World Tourism Awards ceremonies the same year proven himself as a powerful tourism and cultural center of Indochina.

 

Cambodia and Djibouti have won the honor to be examples in the tourism and cultural world for 2019.

 

 On the venue of the same event the WORLD TOURISM DAY 2019 theme was decided to be History and Tourism: A symbiotic relation!

The theme is destined not only to enliven tourism during 2019 but also to emphasize that tourism is inextricably linked with historical legacy.

History is the main attraction that is creating tourism demand and visitors expectation is linked with the existence of historical and cultural heritage.

Tourism must also be organized in such a manner to not impede conservation efforts, to support raising awareness on historical monuments and to help to acquire the financial support necessary for historical preservation activities.

Tourism and history are inseparable, are growing from the same tree: the sapling  of culture and civilization.

 

History is the root of tourism development and tourism must feed and nurture historical preservation as leaves are feeding the tree said Professor Dr. Anton Caragea.

The next year celebration for World Tourism Day will take place in 27 September 2019, placing under the spotlight the culture and civilization as an integral part of tourism growth and role in the sustainable development goals agenda.

 

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COOPERATION AND FRIENDSHIP: ROMANIA AND UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

On October 11, 2018 the presentation and cooperation meeting between Professor Dr. Anton Caragea, President Director-General of Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation and H.E. Ahmed Abdullah Al Matrooshi PhD-Ambassador of United Arab Emirates has taken place.

 

The bilateral discussion, has marked the debut of mandate for H.E. Ahmed Abdullah Al Matrooshi and H.E. Professor Dr. Anton Caragea, has officially presented the congratulations for the upcoming new ambassador noting the Romanian side hopes for a fruitful cooperation.

 

H.E. Professor Dr. Anton Caragea also has marked the long history of bilateral exchanges in the fields of culture, economy and high level political dialogue that has marked the Romania-UAE connections and underlined the significance of this dialogue when Romania was the first country in the world to present the official support for Dubai candidature for host city for WORLD EXPO 2020.

 

 

 

In the dialogue that followed, the two dignitaries shared key moments in the bilateral friendship like the official visits in 2012, 2013, 2014, and the subsequent high level dialogues that allowed Romanian side the opportunity  to mark our desires for bilateral cooperation and consolidated relations and this desire is still present and representing our vision in the bilateral relations, stated the The President Director-General of Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation.

 

Dialogue of friendship marking the beginning of the new mandate: IRICE President-Dr. Anton Caragea and UAE  Ambassador Dr. Ahmed Abdullah Al Matrooshi.

 

Prof. Dr. Anton Caragea expressed his amicable fillings and friendly interest towards the recent evolution`s in United Arab Emirates that are consolidating the country`s economic development, open society  and also the new economic, touristic and cultural promotion projects launched by the emirates of Ras Al Kaimah, Ajman and Fujairah.

All this stride for development is witnessed with sympathy and interest in Romania, emphasized Professor Dr. Anton Caragea.

Were also tabled issues like diverse international candidatures for world tourism and cultural awards on behalf of diverse emirates and personalities from Emirates and Professor Dr. Anton Caragea outlined his support for these strings of initiatives.

H.E. Ambassador Ahmed Abdullah Al Matrooshi expressed his gratitude for the good wishes related to his new mandate and presented the latest achievements in bilateral relations: developing cultural relations and building new bridges of understanding between Romania and United Arab Emirates.

The parties had appreciated that between Romanian and UAE there are large areas of common interests, designed to forge a good understanding between the two nations .

The Romania- UAE relationship must be an example for a better relation between Romania and Arabic Golf nations.

If in the last decade the bilateral dialogue with this area was faltering, now it is a auspicious moment for reconstructing and rebuilding this framework of dialogue and friendship.

Marking the opportunity Professor Dr. Anton Caragea stress the significance for the new Ambassador Dr. Ahmed Abdullah Al Matrooshi, to place accent on the cooperation in the fields of culture and hospitality and tourism promotion, taking full advantage of the Romanian Presidency of the European Council on Tourism and Trade, an unique occasion to foster UAE tourism potential and international image across the globe.

Europe and UAE can foster an impressive cultural and touristic cooperation emphasized  Professor Dr. Anton Caragea.

It was also decided that under the High Patronage of Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation a scientific seminary dedicated to the life and achievements of Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the first President of UAE and founding father of the nation will take place.

The dialogue 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.

The discussion led the foundations of continuing the dialogue and fostering the relations between Romania and United Arab Emirates.

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ROMANIA SI EMIRATELE ARABE UNITE: DIALOG AL PRIETENIEI SI COOPERARII

In data de 11 octombrie 2018 a avut loc vizita de prezentare si de incepere a mandatului noului Ambasador al Emiratelor Arabe Unite in Romania: E.S. Dr. Ahmed Abdullah Al Matrooshi.

 

 

Prof. Dr. Anton Caragea , Presedintele Director General al Institutului de Relatii Internationale si Cooperare Economica a adresat felicitari cu ocazia inceperii mandatului noului ambasador si a prezentat totodata principalele elemente ale cooperarii de pana acum dintre Romania si Emiratele Arabe Unite in domeniile: cultura, economie, dialog politic si a mentionat inca odata importanta acestei relatii bilaterale in momente cheie precum atribuirea EXPO 2020 catre Dubai cand Romania a fost prima tara care si-a anuntat sprijinul pentru candidatura UAE la EXPO 2020.

 

 

In cadrul dialogului dintre cei doi demnitari au fost rememorate momente din relatia bilaterala precum vizitele din 2012, 2013 si 2014 care au permis o mai buna cunoastere a realitatilor bilaterale prin dialogurile variate prin care noi ne-am exprimat dorinta de prietenie si cooperare bilaterala si aceeasi dorinta exista si astazi, a mai marcat Presedintele Director General al Institutului de Relatii Internationale si Cooperare Economica.


Dialog al prieteniei la inceput de mandat: Presedintele IRICE-Dr. Anton Caragea si Ambasadorul Emiratelor Arabe Unite Dr. Ahmed Abdullah Al Matrooshi.

 

Prof. dr. Anton Caragea si-a exprimat sentimentele de prietenie si a subliniat interesul cu care Romania a urmarit recentele evolutii din Emiratele Arabe Unite, incluzand consolidarea dezvoltarii economice a UAE, noile proiecte din Emiratele Ras al Kaimah, Ajman si Fujairah si a exprimat sprijinul sau pentru candidaturile internationale in domeniul turismului si culturii mondiale ale diverselor personalitati din UAE.

 

Toate aceste eforturi de dezvoltare internationala sunt urmarite cu simpatie si interes si totodata vom marca si in Romania marea sarbatoare a poporului din Emiratele Arabe Unite: ANUL ZAYED, a subliniat Prof. Dr. Anton Caragea.

Excelenta Sa, D-nul Ambasador Dr. Ahmed Abdullah Al Matroosh, a prezentat multumiri pentru urarile facute si a prezentat cele mai noi evolutii in relatia bilaterala vizand la construirea de noi punti de dialog intre Romania si UAE si a subliniat planurile de cooperare economica si culturala dintre cele doua tari.

Partile au apreciat ca intre Romania si UAE exista o larga arie de interese comune menite a garanta o buna intelegere intre doua tari.

Relatia intre Romania si EAU trebuie sa fie un exemplu pentru relatia intre Romania si tarile Golfului Arabic.

Daca in ultimii ani dialogul cu zona Golfului Arabic nu a fost satisfacator , acum exista momentul propice pentru reluarea acestuia si dezvoltarea lui.

Dialogul a continuat pe teme concrete, de analiza a relatiilor economice , politice si culturale intre cele doua tari si a metodelor practice de dezvoltare a acestora in viitor.

Totodata Profesor Dr. Anton Caragea l-a incurajat pe Ambasadorul EAU – Dr. Ahmed Abdullah Al Matroosh  in promovarea turismului si in cooperarea intre Europa si Emirate in domeniul industriei turismului si ospitalitatii si pentru promovarea culturii emirateze in intreaga lume.

Presedintia romana la conducerea Consiliului European pentru Turism este o ocazie unica pentru dezvoltarea turismului si a culturii in UAE care nu trebuie irosita, a mai subliniat Presedintele Dr. Anton Caragea.

Totodata s-a decis pentru luna decembrie 2018 organizarea sub Inaltul Patronaj al Institutului de Relatii Internationale si Cooperare Economica al Romaniei a unui simpozion stiintific dedicat personalitatii Seicului Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, primul Presedinte al Emiratelor Arabe Unite si unanim considerat drept parintele fondator al Emiratelor Arabe Unite.

Dialogul de succes promite relansarea unei directii de actiune diplomatica a Romaniei spre Emiratele Arabe Unite.

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TERRORIST KEM SOKHA DENIED BAIL IN ORDER TO PROTECT CAMBODIAN DEMOCRATIC STABILITY

Cambodia terrorist leader Kem Sokha from the criminal organization CNRP (so called Cambodia National Rescue Party) was denied bail yesterday after almost a year in jail on terrorism and a host of other criminal charges centered on destruction of Cambodian rule of law and country independence and territorial integrity.

 

Without the threat of CNRP terrorism Cambodia`s democracy has flourished making the country a democratic example in Asia.

Kingpin Kem Sokha was detained as part of a crackdown last year on the terrorist organizations like Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) that were plotting to disrupt July 2018 free peaceful and fair elections.

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More about Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) terrorist activities can be discovered here:

 

CAMBODIA ELECTION 2018 LESSONS: CONFRONTING CNRP-CAMBODIA NATIONAL RESCUE PARTY AND SAM RAINSY TERRORISM

SAM RAINSY AND CAMBODIA NATIONAL RESCUE PARTY OR THE ZOMBIE OPPOSITION IN CAMBODIA`S 2018 ELECTIONS

CNRP-CAMBODIAN NATIONAL RESCUE PARTY RECOGNIZED AS A TERRORIST OUTFIT

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The terrorist organization was dissolved in November 2017, leaving the country in peace and democratic development and opening the way for more than 36 new parties to flourish and for civil society to become buoyant and guaranteeing free and peaceful and order parliamentary elections held in July 29, 2018.

The Supreme Court in capital Phnom Penh rejected an appeal by terrorist Kem Sokha’s lawyers to give him bail on grounds of ill health.

 

Prosecutor Ouk Kimsith argued that if released, terrorist Kem Sokha could provoke “unrest in the society… his release would affect the political stability”.

 

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Information about July 29, 2018 VI NATIONAL ASSEMBLY ELECTION considered free and fair by the international community, without the fear of CNRP terrorism in Cambodia, can be accessed here:

 

H.M. KING NORODOM SIHAMONI WEIGHTS IN: CAMBODIA IS HAVING FREE AND FAIR ELECTIONS!

 

CAMBODIA`S NATIONAL ELECTION COMMITTEE CREATES A BALANCED CODE OF CONDUCT FOR PRESS AND JOURNALISTS

CAMBODIA`S NATIONAL ELECTIONS COMMITTEE ENSURES FREE AND FAIR 2018 POLL

NEW INFORMATION ABOUT NATIONAL ELECTION COMMITTEE OF CAMBODIA

INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY: CAMBODIA`S DEMOCRATIC MODEL 

INTERNATIONAL WEBSITE DEDICATED TO CAMBODIA`S 2018 ELECTIONS 

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All the signs point to this direction, as the country is enjoying in the last span of time a tremendous development, democracy is consolidated and the violence was expunged from the political life, allowing Cambodian people to take part in the most free, fair and just elections in the country history.

 

The international community hopes that a speedy trial and a severe condemnation of the terrorist outfit Cambodia National Rescue Party will insure the country long term stability.

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THE FULL LIST OF THE 20 PARTIES TAKING PART IN CAMBODIA`S GENERAL ELECTION-JULY 2018

As the people of Cambodia are preparing to go to the urns to elect their leaders in what was generally described as the freest and most open electoral competition the country`s top election watchdog: National Election Committee (NEC) hailed the prospect of multi-party democracy with the registration of 20 parties for a July general election.

“Now, we have 20 political parties registered, this shows a multi-party democracy,” NEC spokesman Dim Sovannarom told a news briefing.

 

 

Prime Minister of Cambodia, Academician HUN SEN had insured an open and competitive climate for the July 2018 elections earning him global plaudits

 

 

“This is an opportunity for people, in every five years, to chose their leaders,” he added.

 

Twenty political parties registered to participate in the upcoming national election in July as the 15-day window to register candidates came to an end yesterday.

Dim Sovannarom, spokesman for the National Election Committee, said during a press conference yesterday that 20 political parties have registered to contest the election on July 29.

“In total, 20 political parties have registered at the NEC,” Mr Sovannarom said. “The NEC will carry out its duty according to the law to ensure the electoral process is free and fair.”

Mr Sovannarom said that four political parties, Cambodian People’s Party, Cambodian Youth Party, Cambodian Nationality Party and Khmer National United Party, were officially recognized by the NEC so far.

 

He said that the NEC will follow its procedure to review the documents of the other 16 political parties that have registered.

Mr Sovannarom said that 20 parties are taking part in the election on July 29, noting that eight political parties took part in the 2013 election.

“It showcases that multiple-party democracy is flourishing,” Mr Sovannarom said. “We are walking on the road of multiple-party democracy to hold the election on July 29.”

 

 

 

Among the recognized parties are the ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) of Prime Minister Samdech Academician Hun Sen, the royalist Funcinpec Party of Prince Norodom Ranariddh, and the Grassroots Democracy Party.

The Southeast Asian nation is scheduled to hold a national election for the 125-seat parliament on July 29 and approximately 8.3 million Cambodians are eligible to cast their ballots.

Speaking during a get-together with thousands of garment factory workers in southwestern Kampong Speu province, Academician Hun Sen renewed his call for the people to vote in the forthcoming election, saying it would be the only chance for them to elect their leaders once in every five years.

According to the NEC, the three-week electoral campaign will start from July 7 to 27 2018 and according to international observers the poll is promising to respect the principles of free, fair and transparent elections.

 

Political parties contesting the July 2018 Cambodia`s General Elections

Party

Ballot number

Khmer National United Party

1

Our Motherland Party

2

Ponleu Thmey Party

3

Cambodian Nationality Party

4

Khmer Rise Party

5

Beehive Social Democratic Party

6

Grassroots Democracy Party

7

Republican Democratic Party

8

Reaksmey Khemra Party

9

League for Democracy Party

10

Khmer Republican Party

11

Khmer Anti-Poverty Party

12

FUNCINPEC

13

Khmer Economic Development Party

14

Cambodian Youth Party

15

Dharmacracy Party

16

Khmer Will Party

17

Cambodia Indigenous Democracy Party

18

Khmer United Party

19

Cambodian People’s Party

20

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More information about upcoming election process in Cambodia can be accessed here:

 

H.M. KING NORODOM SIHAMONI WEIGHTS IN: CAMBODIA IS HAVING FREE AND FAIR ELECTIONS!

CAMBODIA`S NATIONAL ELECTION COMMITTEE CREATES A BALANCED CODE OF CONDUCT FOR PRESS AND JOURNALISTS

CAMBODIA`S NATIONAL ELECTIONS COMMITTEE ENSURES FREE AND FAIR 2018 POLL

NEW INFORMATION ABOUT NATIONAL ELECTION COMMITTEE OF CAMBODIA

INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY: CAMBODIA`S DEMOCRATIC MODEL

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PROFESSOR DR. ANTON CARAGEA INTERNATIONAL HUMANITARIAN ACTIONS GETS INTERNATIONAL DEMOCRACY DAY OF ACCOLADE

The international community is celebrating Professor Dr. Anton Caragea achievements in promoting culture and human development as bedrock foundations for achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).

THE INTERNATIONAL DEMOCRACY DAY INITIATIVE has awarded the special diploma for Professor Dr. Anton Caragea marking his role in implementation of SDG`s agenda on world level.

This had come in recognition of Professor Dr. Anton Caragea instrumental role in raising awareness and creating in 2016 the first lessons on Sustainable Development Goals  and the leadership role  in carving out The Parliamentary Assembly for SDG ( institution garnering world parliaments support for implementing Sustainable development Goals friendly legislation in their national legislatures and on international arena).

Combating hunger, poverty, climate change, and gender inequality while promoting good health, education, clean water and sanitation, and decent work and economic growth are just a few of the aims of the recently adopted Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Professor Dr. Anton Caragea had supported and inscribed on the national and international agenda items like: encouraging global citizenship through education; advancing peace and conflict resolution through education; addressing issues of poverty through education; promoting sustainability through education; promoting inter-cultural dialogue and understanding, and the “unlearning” of intolerance, through education.

The latest personality to be honored in a similar manner was Dr. B. R. Ambedkar, the architect of the Indian Constitution, in a special festivity in 2016.

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FRUITFUL PRESIDENTIAL DELEGATION VISIT TO CAMBODIA. A MODEL OF DIPLOMATIC ACTIVITY

2017 has marked a new height in the relations between Romania and Kingdom of Cambodia in the fields of cultural, development and tourism cooperation with the climax being the visit of Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation Presidential delegation (IRICE) in Cambodia between 1 to 11 December 2017.

 

Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation President, Professor Dr. Anton Caragea congratulates the author of Cambodia`s economic miracle: H.E. Prime Minister Academician HUN SEN.

 

 

The visit of the presidential delegation headed by IRICE President, Professor Dr. Anton Caragea has come in recognition of the incredible strides obtained by Cambodia in the field of tourism in 2016 and 2017 as WORLD BEST TOURIST DESTINATION.

 

The Kingdom of Cambodia has become the leading country in tourism development with more than 1,6 million tourists growth in only a year from 3,5 million tourists in 2015 to over 5 million tourists in 2016.

 

With a 40% year to year increase in incoming number of tourists Cambodia leads in world tourism development.

 

Phnom Penh hosted the President Anton Caragea delegates and was crowned as WORLD CAPITAL OF CULTURE AND TOURISM.

 

 

The visit of Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation was also in recognition of Phnom Penh as WORLD CAPITAL OF CULTURE AND TOURISM and in recognition of Prime Minister of Cambodia, Academician HUN SEN as the GLOBAL AMBASSADOR FOR TOURISM AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS.

 

Academician HUN SEN is proclaimed to the world as the GLOBAL AMBASSADOR FOR TOURISM AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS.

The visit included a rich and diversified cultural program calculated to present to IRICE delegates the heritage, cultural and historical treasures of the Kingdom.

 

The high-level delegation toured the coastal region of Cambodia including the province of Kampong Som, Sihanoukville and the islands of Koh Rong and Koh Rong Sonleom.

 

      Sihanoukville: the world`s most cleanest  beaches!

 

The Cambodian Riviera is an incredible destination uniting history with splendid beaches with lush forest and balmy climate all year round creating an attraction pole for tourists appreciated Professor Dr. Anton Caragea IRICE President.

The Cambodian coast line: the new address of paradise!

The Presidential delegation headed to the north to the culturally rich and historical charged space of Siem Reap and Preah Vihear.

 

Visits to the incredible pyramid temples of Koh Ker, witnessing King Jayavarman IV incredible prowess and unstinted desire to build one of the world miracles in the jungles of Cambodia was an emotional experience.

 

Koh Ker as a 7th world wonder ! 

Koh Ker is a 7thworld wonder, a place of absolute awe and incredible spiritual dimension, a magnet for tourists worldwide.

 

The visit encompass a stopover at the Preah Vihear, the greatest temple of Indochina, an architectural wonder and restored to the Kingdom of Cambodia after a long and complicated judicial battle in the court of Hague who decided unequivocally that the Kingdom of Cambodia is the owner of this sacred jewel in terms of international law, treaties, history and legacy.

 

Preah Vihear: the larges and most impressive temple of Indochina.

 

Preah Vihear is the living testament of the Khmer people ingenuity, determination and love for beauty and glory appreciated President Dr. Anton Caragea.

 

Other visits had taken place at Beng Melea temple and a special visit on Tonle Sap the inner sea of Cambodia and a boat trip on one of the world largest freshwater lakes and the breadbasket of Cambodia.

 

Delegates toured the lake and the water-based villages and have a layover at Kampong Pluk Community and Prek Toal community-based tourism.

Tonle Sap the inner sea of Cambodia!

 

Tourism has become a part and parcel of the livelihood of these regions and a breadwinner for families, registered IRICE delegate Mr. Mihai Prundianu.

 

I encourage world tourist to come to Cambodia, to visit rural and distant communities, to buy artisanal products and to support community-based tourism as a way to foster a better life and also to enjoy a positive experience and a traditional way of life.

The center of the visit was the incredible discovery of the touristic and cultural riches of Kompong Thom province culminated with a tour to the Sambor Prei Kuk Temples registered as UNESCO heritage sites in 2017.

 

Sambor Prai Kuk is the mythical capital of the fabulous Kingdom of Chenla.

 

Sambor Prai Kuk is the mythical capital of the fabulous Kingdom of Chenla (Zenla in Chinese chronicles)  and is completely in tune with the ancient descriptions as the most beautiful city in the world. A host of incredible rich decorated temples, magnificent towers of worship and powerful gods spring out of the jungle in a dance of stone and brick that is not only a precursor to the marvels of Angkor but a marvel in his one right.

 

No man cannot say is cultured and visited the world if it not has stopped at Sambor Prei Kuk, this is where the world architecture and the greatest dreams of Angkor where first-born, the temples of Sambor Prei Kuk are the testaments of a rich and powerful civilization that united Gods and people for the first time in Indochina history, stated the significance of the monuments Professor Dr. Anton Caragea.

 

Sambor Prei Kuk-UNESCO Heritage Status from 2017 (the third in Cambodia after Angkor Temples and Preah Vihear Temples).

 

The delegates toured Phnom Penh and have a chance to discuss future investment projects in the capital with the Governor of Phnom Penh Mr. Khoung Sreng.

 

H.E. Professor Dr. Anton Caragea – IRICE President receives the silver platter of Phnom Penh from H.E. Minister of Tourism Dr. Thong Khon.

IRICE delegates held meeting with Ministers of Land Management and Development, Environment and have a long exchange of views with the Minister of tourism H.E. Thong Khon in a friendly and amicable atmosphere discussing new cooperation projects.

 

On December 9, 2017, on the scene of 2017 WORLD TOURISM AWARDS, H.E. President Dr. Anton Caragea hailed Cambodia example as a beacon in a world in need of a model and appointed H.E. Prime Minister Academician HUN SEN as the world`s GLOBAL AMBASSADOR FOR TOURISM AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS.

 

H.E. President Dr. Anton Caragea hailed Cambodia example as a beacon in a world in need of a model and appointed H.E. Prime Minister Academician HUN SEN as the world`s GLOBAL AMBASSADOR FOR TOURISM AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS.

 

 

Academician Mircea Constantinescu had also made public the inscription of Phnom Penh, Cambodia`s capital as WORLD CAPITAL OF CULTURE AND TOURISM, the world most prestigious designation for cities and regions of world significance and value.

 

 

The visit of Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation  representatives offered a new global standing for Cambodia on world stage and marked an ever developing bilateral relation that is rapidly transforming into a model for the region.

 

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2017 DIPLOMATIC TRIP TO DOBROGEA HOSTED AT PUFLENE RESORT

The Annual Summer Trip for Diplomats, a yearly event for the diplomats that remarked themselves for promoting the bilateral cooperation in the framework of  The Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation of Romania activities has taken place between 15 to 18 August 2017, in the lines of DISCOVER ROMANIA diplomatic program.

The main axis of the discovery trip was provided by the PUFLENE RESORT, the most celebrated, acclaimed and elegant hotel in the area of Dobrogea and Danube delta.

 

The cruise has started in the Islamic center of  Dobrogea, the city of Babadag and his famous landmark the SAR SALTUK BABA mosque and cultural complex.

 

 

This year diplomatic discovery trip was centered on cultural and historical legacy to be found in the magic land of Dobrogea.

The route of discovery has led the participants along a history charged path from Babadag, a center of Islamic learning in the XIII to XVIII centuries, to Halmyris citadel, a Greek-Roman fortification towards the Enisala fortress, a medieval art monument and center of trade and Italian architecture and Argumum a celtic and greek citadel that towered of the Black Sea region for centuries.

Christianity most revered burial sites in this part of the world: the basilica of saints Epictet and Astion was also included on the list.

Professor Dr. Anton Caragea, IRICE President at the helm of the cruise ship that lead diplomats and their families in the uncharted waters of Danube Delta.

 

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PUFLENE RESORT Complex was the generous host of 2017 Summer Diplomatic Trip

The Danube Delta cruise was carved to unveil the secret trails of the old river, the starting point was at Murighiol port-Saint George channel – Uzlina Lake and Channel- Isac Lake – Letea submerged forest and return via Uzlina and Sulina waterways.

The DISCOVER ROMANIA program is aimed at giving an opportunity for diplomats posted in Romania to get acquainted with new areas of our country, to familiarize themselves with the rich customs and traditions of diverse regions of Romania and to also enjoy themselves in a few days of active relaxation.

Accordingly to the strict rules of the program, the invitation is a very sought after and distributed with parsimony , being invited only does diplomats who remark themselves during the year by cooperating closely with The Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation.

This year our main destination and that of the ambassadors and their families, invited for the cruise, was Danube Delta, tell us Professor Dr. Anton Caragea, the President Director General of The Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation and we have many reasons for our decision to select Danube Delta as our destination.

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The magic of Danube Delta and PUFLENE RESORT

We have previously organized a similar discovery trip during 2011 and more recently in 2016 and I was remembering, with pleasure, the enthusiasm that ambassadors put in the discovery of the area and we want also to place in our program new and new destinations of Danube Delta.

To add to this arguments was the recent July 2017 economic promotion tour of Dobrogea that our institution had organized and was crowned with an impressive success and echo in the economic environment and we wanted to build on this success and complete the image of Dobrogea not only as a center of economic activity but also as an instrumental part of cultural and historical legacy of today`s Romania announced IRICE President Professor Dr. Anton Caragea.

Murighiol Cathedral dedicated to Saints and Martyrs: Epictet and Astion.

 

Another argument weight in was the opening of an extraordinary resort and hospitality complex in the area: PUFLENE RESORT.

This resort was to become the gravity center of our activities, to discover Danube Delta, and also our night base for a wonderful meal and recuperation after travel.

Argamum citadel: the main center of trade and culture in the Black Sea region until V century AC.

 

The diplomats program was coined, with the help of PUFENE RESORT Director, Mr Mihai Puflene, a man in loved with the Danube and passionate about Danube Delta.

Ghidul Diplomatilor prin DeltaThe program encompassed, during day time, regular trips, that allowed diplomats to discover magnificent areas like: Murighiol Danube front, the lake Uzlina, the largest lake and a perfect fish reserve, the boats rolled also to the Lake Isac and Lake Isac 2, natural reserve of mangrove and typical vegetation, Litcov Channel and famous Crisan village, bedecked with traditional houses painted in blue and home to Russian minority in the Danube Delta.

Diplomats also enjoyed the trips to Sulina arm of Danube and finally, to the Letea Forest, UNESCO natural preserve, unique in the world.

 

The centers of culture and history of Argamum and Halmyris (Murighiol) had proven the continuity and the resilience of Romanian`s in this region and elicited surprise to the diplomats which learned about Dobrogea history in the late antiquity.

The religious centers dedicated to Islamic scholars in Babadag and the world-famous basilica of Murighiol dedicated to the first martyrs of christian faith moved the diplomats and charged them with spirituality.

 Enisala fortress (general view) controlled in the medieval times the trade along Black Sea region and the Genovese sailors used it as a center of commerce and discovery (XII century).

    Halmyris -Murighiol: a Greek and Roman citadel and fortification and the heart of Early Latin Christianity.

 

 

The four days journey of discovery and travel where crowned also by relaxation time.

 Ambassadors took full advantage of this time enjoying the PUFLENE RESORT many facilities like gym, wading pool and massage therapy and most of all, indulge in the culinary creation of the master chef of the complex.

The imperial recipes of old day`s are alive and well under the care of PUFLENE RESORT famous chefs.

For diplomats the stuffed pike was recreated. 

 

Mr. Mihai Puflene carved out a culinary discovery menu, including the fish broth, carp brine and the incredible stuffed pike.

 

Mr. Mihai Puflene the Manager of PUFLENE RESORT complex receives the OFFICIAL DIPLOMATIC PARTNER OF IRICE status from Professor Dr. Anton Caragea, IRICE President, in recognition of the perfect care and professionalism in managing diplomat`s trips.

 

The diplomatic trip to Danube Delta was 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 Bucovina (December 2017), stated Professor Dr. Anton Caragea.

 

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

More about PUFLENE RESORT can be read out here:

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THE OPENING CEREMONY FOR 2016 ROMANIAN TOURISM FAIR

On 18 November 2016 the official visit, marking the opening of Autumn 2016-Romania Tourism Fair at the ROMEXPO Hall, in Bucharest, has taken place.

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Bread and Salt: Traditional welcome for H.E. Professor Dr. Anton Caragea-President General Director of Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation and Academician Mircea Constantinescu opening the 2016 TOURISM FAIR.

 

The 18 November official tour of the exhibition had taken place under The High Patronage of President of Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation of Romania.

 

On this occasion Professor Dr. Anton Caragea-President General Director of Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation has made the official tour of honour for all the pavilions that promoted outbound and inbound tourism,  accompanied by a delegation of members of Romanian Parliament and the usual retinue of governmental officials.

 

The Romanian Tourism Fair has garnered the most important tourism companies that outlined special offers for the lovers of cultural tourism, medical tourism and wellness, rural and business related tourism but also presented offers for aficionados of cruises, exotic destinations and adventure tourism.

 

Professor Dr. Anton Caragea had toured the areas dedicated to the promotion of wine tourism and stressed his office support for wine discovery based tourism programs, that are allowing visitors to familiarized themselves with Romania`s natural beauties but also to taste the incredible Romanians wines.

 

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H.E. Professor Dr. Anton Caragea and  IRICE delegates are admiring traditional dances from Bucovina.

 

On the pavilions acknowledged by Professor Dr. Anton Caragea, IRICE President and Global Ambassador for Tourism we can count the COTNARI stand that promoted not only the perfection of Cotnari Wines but also Cotnari region as the heartland of Moldova`s tourism.

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President Dr. Anton Caragea also visited the pavilions of Socialist Republic of Viet Nam, Hungary, Bulgaria and delivered a speech on Movenpick stand on the opportunities offered by Middle Eastern tourism.

Professor Dr. Anton Caragea visited the Photographic Exhibition ans encouraged the artists present and was received as distinguished guest by the representatives of the transport companies like Air Berlin, Blue Air and made a special stop over to the National Air Transport Company TAROM, where IRICE President took his time and attended a photo session with the employees of the national air company.

 

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The open conference held by Professor Dr. Anton Caragea on Middle Eastern tourism opportunities was attended by tourism specialists, mass media and governmental officials.

Romanian Tourism Fair 2016 was a pleasant opportunity to meet the representatives of the tourism and air transport companies and to discuss new methods to improve tourism at world level and more than everything provided us with a rostrum of discussions for the future elections on WORLD BEST TOURISM DESTINATION FOR 2017 and WORLD CAPITAL OF CULTURE AND TOURISM IN 2017 stated IRICE President Professor Dr. Anton Caragea in the concluding remarks of his visit.

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OFFICIAL VISIT TO KINGDOM OF CAMBODIA: A WATERSHED MOMENT IN BILATERAL RELATION

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.

President Dr. Anton Caragea on the platform of Cambodia-Favorite Cultural Destination with Royal Opera from Phnom Penh

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.

President Anton Caragea receives from Siem Reap governor the Statue of Jayavarman the VII replica

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.

 Angkor Thom-delegates

 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.

 Incredible Bayon Temple-Cambodia-World Best Tourist Destination in 2016The magnificient Ta Prohm Temple, invaded by jungle and a living testimony of Khmer art.

 

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.

 Royal Palace-Phonm Penh-Cambodia-World Best Tourist Destination in 2016A mandatory stop over in Phnom Penh: The Royal Palace.

 

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.

 Common Government MeetingProfessor Dr. Anton Caragea honored guest at Royal Cambodian Government session 

 

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.

 King IndravarmanKing Indravarman-the founding father of Khmer empire.

 

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.

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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.

 H.E. President Professor Dr. Anton Caragea and H.E. Prime Minister of Cambodia-Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo-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.

ECTT President Dr. Anton Caragea declares Cambodia-World Best Tourist Destination in 2016President 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.

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