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.
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.
ON EUROPEAN TOURISM WEBINAR PROFESSOR DR. ANTON CARAGEA PROMOTES TBILISI-THE CITY WHERE HISTORY COMES ALIVE !
On 13 October 2015, during the European Tourism Webinar on Culture and Tourism, Professor Dr. Anton Caragea, MA, FINS, ETA, offered his support for Georgia efforts to be promoted across the world as a prime class touristic destination and as host of Silk Road Forum.
Professor Dr. Anton Caragea presented his assessment of Georgian tourism and cultural potential in a report titled: TBILISI: THE CITY WHERE HISTORY IS ALIVE!
TBILISI: hopes to become in the future a world capital of culture and host of Silk Road Forum-2015
The report highlighted among the reasons to promote Georgia cultural patrimony the following historical and architectural treasures :
The historical potential of the Old City garnering old-style constructions, ancient churches, winding, narrow streets, and charming shops. The Old City was a major stopping point for traders and goods and ideas took refuge in Tbilisi on their long journeys along the Silk Road from Asia to Europe.
Other reasons are: Supporting the development and protection of cultural and historical shrines of the Republic of Georgia and the transformation of Tbilisi into a historical and spiritual centre, offering to visitors a glimpse into the heritage of people’s of Georgia.
The medieval sulfur baths of Tbilisi-a unique city feature and possible a registered monument on the capital of culture list.
The presence of city symbols like Narikala Fortress – one of the most famous, oldest and most travel thought historic sites of Tbilisi.
Narikala Fortress- a symbol of Georgian independence spirit and resilience in front of historical difficulties.
It was established in the 4th century and was considerably expanded over subsequent centuries. Much of what remains today dates from the 16th and 17th centuries.
Giving tourists access to outstanding religious and cultural symbols like Metekhi Church – (built by the Georgian King Demetre II around 1278-1284).
It is an unusual example of religious architecture and remains a perfect model of Georgian Orthodox Church although it was damaged and restored multiple times.
Other landmarks are: Gabriadze Theatre- founded by and named after Georgian artist as well as screenwriter, stage director, painter, sculptor and puppeteer, Revaz (Rezo) Gabriadze. The first puppet show was staged at the theatre in 1981.
Metekhi Church-hopes to become a registered World Capital of Culture and Tourism monument.
In Tbilisi cultural landscape and proximity we found also Mtskheta – one of the oldest cities of Georgia is located about 20 kilometers north of Tbilisi at the confluence of the Aragvi and Mtkvari rivers.
The city is considered to be one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world and today is populated by around 19 500 people. The town has an extraordinary importance to the Georgian Nation as it was the capital of the eastern Georgian kingdom of Iberia from the 3rd century BC to the 5th century AD. Mtskheta was the site of Georgia’s adoption of Christianity in 334 and remains to be one of the headquarters of the Georgian Orthodox Church.
Mtskheta is of primary interest to any visitor interested in Georgian history and/or Orthodox Christianity.
In the same area of cultural landscape we must note the presence of Jvari Monastery – “the Church of the Holy Rood” is situated on top of the hill on the left bank of the Aragvi River.
In 2004, the monastery was placed on the UNESCO World Heritage List as part of the “Historical Monuments of Mtskheta” and was added to the UNESCO List of World Heritage in Danger in 2009.
Svetitskhoveli monastic complex a perfect religious and cultural crux of Georgia tourism potential
Another vicinity land mark for TBILISI is the Svetitskhoveli complex that includes the 11th century cathedral, the palace and gates of the Katolicos Melchizedek from the same period, and the 18th century gates of Erekle II. The cathedral is domed and cruciform in plan.
The interior was originally covered with wall paintings, but these were whitewashed over and only recently have fragments of them been revealed again.
Concluding the European tourism webinar, Professor Dr. Anton Caragea, MA,FINS, ETA hailed the possibility that: sometime, in the future, the European tourism organization may take a decision to consider TBILISI as WORLD CAPITAL OF CULTURE AND TOURISM.
If this will ever happen, will be a perfect recognition on behalf of world tourism community and an encouragement for Georgian authorities to pursue the avenue of cultural tourism in placing the country on the lofty plinth, but this in the future, remarked Professor Dr. Anton Caragea.
On 27 October 2014, the taking office protocol meeting, between Prof.Dr.Anton Caragea, President Director-General of Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation and H.E. Daulet Batrashev, Ambassador of Republic of Kazakhstan, had taken place.
Prof.Dr.Anton Caragea, President Director-General of Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation and H.E. Daulet Batrashev, Ambassador of Republic of Kazakhstan.
In the beginning of the meeting Prof.Dr.Anton Caragea express his heartily congratulation, on the occasion of beginning of mandate of H.E. Daulet Batrashev, as the first Ambassador of Kazakhstan to Romania, a nomination that constitutes an unmistakable sign of a successful strategic relation.
In his speech Professor Dr. Anton Caragea had appreciated that between Romania and Kazakhstan we are witnessing a large area of common interests such as: a strong and stable economic relation, that is making Kazakhstan the second strategic foreign investor in Romanian economy, an open, sustained and substantial political dialogue and a common sentiment of brotherhood. All this are elements that could serve as a bridge of good understanding between the two nations.
The Romania- Kazakhstan strategic friendship must be an example of constructing strong relations between Romania and Central Asia.
In the last decade, the bilateral dialogue with Kazakhstan was exceptional in amplitude, seriousness and efficacy and this bilateral long term commitment it constitute an obligation for both of the countries to continue building this framework of dialogue and friendship.
H.E. Daulet Batrashev had expressed his appreciation for the encouragement`s offered by Prof. Dr. Anton Caragea and had stated that the vision of an economic, politic and cultural special relationship, between Romanian and Kazakhstan, is a mutual shared vision.
The bilateral agreements and initiatives, the support offered by Romania to the outstanding Kazakhstan Presidency of O.S.C.E. (Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe), the Romanian vote in favor of Astana hosting World Expo 2017 and the grandiose celebration of the 20 years of diplomatic relations between the two countries, are all perfect landmarks of this special relationship, appreciated H.E. Daulet Batrashev.
The dialogue had continued on concrete aspects and analyses of economic, political and cultural bilateral relations and on ways of fostering and enriching this dialogue on to the future.
Concrete fallow-up actions where established as: creating a special press file dedicated to the National Day of Kazakhstan, broadcasting special documentaries about important personalities of historical significance for Kazakhstan, expanding cultural and educational cooperation, receiving an important parliamentarian delegation and fostering the dialogue in the diplomatic sphere.
An important item on the agenda was establishing a special conference to mark the 550 years of statehood of Kazakhstan, an important landmark for modern Kazakhstan and the parties agreed on a calendar of events destined to transform 2015 in the KAZAKHSTAN CELEBRATION YEAR IN ROMANIA.
The dialogue led the foundations of a successful diplomatic mandate and offered the solutions necessary to foster and develop the friendly relations between Romania and Kazakhstan and constitutes a promise to continue a successful direction on Romanian diplomatic action.
In perioada 29 mai-7 iunie 2014, o delegatie romaneasca, condusa de E.S. Profesor Dr. Anton Caragea, Director al Institutului de Relatii Internationale si Cooperare Economica a efectuat o vizita oficiala in Republica Zimbabwe.
Vizita a fost destinata sa restabileasca relatia bilaterala, dintre Romania si Republica Zimbabwe si intreaga regiune de sud a Africii, o regiune in plina dezvoltare economica si legata prin conexiuni traditionale de tara noastra.
Excelenta Sa Presedintele Republicii Zimbabwe –Robert Gabriel Mugabe-un adevarat erou african si Prof.Dr. Anton Caragea-Director IRICE
In timpul vizitei Prof. Dr. Anton Caragea a avut o intalnire cu Excelenta Sa Presedintele Republicii Zimbabwe –Robert Gabriel Mugabe care a declarat ca vizita Profesorului Dr. Anton Caragea ne face stralucim de bucurie si dragoste.
Presedintele Robert Mugabe a multumit totodata Prof.Dr. Anton Caragea pentru sprijinul sau permanent in promovarea turismului in Zimbabwe declarand ca: atunci cand altii se gandeau sa ne pedepseasca, dvs. va gandeati sa ne rasplatiti si sa ne faceti prieteni. Va multumim din inima stimate profesor!
La randul sau, Prof. Dr. Anton Caragea a declarat ca intalnirea cu presedintele Mugabe este extraordinara si ca nu a uitat niciodata cei zece ani petrecuti de Presedintele R.G. Mugabe in inchisorile coloniale, ca intreaga lumea nu a uitat cei 20 de ani de activitate revolutionara cu riscul vietii si al linistii, in opozitie fata de absurdul regim de apartheid si segregatie din vechea Rhodesia.
Tot asa, nu uitam vorbele de reconciliere spuse dupa ani de lupta, cu zece ani inainte de Nelson Mandela: ″Daca ieri ne-am infruntat ca niste inamici acum suntem prieteni, daca ieri ma urati, astazi nu puteti sa evitati dragostea care ne leaga.
Nu vom uitat niciodata ca acum 35 de ani, de la Harare, dvs ati chemat toate natiunile Africii sa se trezeasca din lungul somn al colonialismului catre o viata noua de impliniri.
Numele vostru va fi pentru totdeauna inscris pentru mine si pentru toti oamenii onesti din lume alaturi de parintii libertatii africane: Kwame Nkrumah, Julius Nyerere, Jomo Kenyatta ca un gigant al libertatii si luptei pentru egalitate in Africa si in intrega lume″.
Profesor Dr. Anton Caragea a mai avut intalniri cu J.T.R Majuru- Vice-Presedinte al Republicii Zimbabwe, S.K.Moyo- Ministru Principal ( Prim Minister) al Zimbabwe, N. Goche-Ministru al Afacerilor Externe si Ministrul Turismului -Walter Mzembi etc.
Un moment de destindere si veselie intre Presedintele Robert Gabriel Mugabe si Prof.Dr. Anton Caragea
In timpul discutiilor a fost stabilit cadrul cooperarii culturale, deschiderea de consulate onorifice si de consilii de afaceri bilaterale precum si oportunitati de investitii si cooperare intre Republica Zimbabwe, regiunea de sud a Africii si Romania.
Delegatia romaneasca s-a bucurat de un sofisticat program cultural, incluzand vizite la Muzeul de Istorie din Harare, Arcul Eroilor Nationali si minunatul oras din secolulul XII, Marele Zimbabwe, inscris pe lista UNESCO si acoperind mai mult de 700 de hectare si apoi oportunitatea de a descoperi cea mai mare cascada din lume: Victoria.
In semn de apreciere, Profesor Dr. Anton Caragea a ocupat apartamentul Winston Churchill din faimosul hotel victorian din Victoria Falls.
Vizita la nivel inalt, prima dupa 25 de ani de absenta in relatia bilaterala, a oferit partilor oportunitatea de a discuta proiecte concrete culturale, turistice si de cooperare si pentru a sublinia sprijinul bilateral pentru dezvoltarea relatiei sociale si politice.
Republica Zimbabwe devine acum principalul partener strategic in regiunea de sud a Africii, oferind nenumarate oportunitati in dezvoltarea unei relatii prietenesti.
Profesor Dr. Anton Caragea si delegatia sa fac un tur cu elicopetrul al Cascadei Victoria intre Zimbabwe si Zambia
Casacada Victoria vazuta din elicopter ( 3.000 de metri)
Cascada Victoria-cea mai mare cascada din lume.
Profesor Dr. Anton Caragea vizitand Marele Zimbabwe ( cel mai mare complex palatial din Africa (sec.XII)
In inima complexului Marele Zimbabwe
Safari pe elefanti in inima desertului din Zimbabwe
Profesor Dr. Anton Caragea da un interviu la Televiziunea Nationala din Zimbabwe
Between 24-28 March 2014, Professor Dr. Anton Caragea, Director of Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation of Romania was invited for an official visit to the State of Qatar, on the occasion of the 11 Inter-confessional Dialogue Conference held in Doha.
During the conference works Professor Dr. Anton Caragea held a key note speech on the issues related to the role of youth in promoting interfaith dialogue and inter-religion understanding and chaired a round table on the ways and ideas to foster dialogue and inter-civilization dialogue.
On the occasion of his visit to the State of Qatar, Professor Dr. Anton Caragea held a number of meetings, destined to promote the mutual god understanding and the Qatar-Romania cooperation.
During the meetings a dialogue was held with the management of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the State of Qatar where issues such as: economic opportunities offered by Romanian market, investments in tourism industry of Romania and the necessity to open a Qatari bank in Romania where discussed.
H.E. Professor Dr. Anton Caragea and Chairman of Qatar National Television-Sheik Abdulaziz Thani Al-Thani.
An ample and far reaching dialogue was held with the Chairman of National Television of Qatar-Sheik Abdulaziz Thani Al-Thani. During the meeting where tabled issues such as: exchange of cultural programs, television productions, promoting the image of the State of Qatar in the Romanian mass media and the opportunities to confer the BEST CULTURAL TELEVISION title for Qatar National Television.
The productive and extensive dialogue had continued at the headquarters of National News Agency of Qatar with General Director Mr. Ahmed Saad Alboainin.
H.E. Professor Dr. Anton Caragea in amicable discussions with National News Agency of Qatar General Director, Mr. Ahmed Saad Alboainin
Here where tabled, during the amicable dialogue, issues such as: information exchanges, naming a media representative of Qatar News Agency in Romania, inviting Romanian journalists to Qatar, bilateral promotion of activities, promoting the Qatari news output in Romanian mass media and attending international events organized by Qatar News Agency.
Mosque Mohammed bin Abdulwahab: a center of islamic research and faith.
The visit to Qatar encompassed also a cultural side: with visits to the Mosque Mohammed bin Abdulwahab and to the Museum of Islamic Art in Doha, an astonishing cultural establishment comprising a vast area of cultural artifacts, of real value, all in a futuristic display, putting the latest technique to the service of cultural and historical promotion in a truly unique arrangement, wordy of world appraisal.
The visit to the State of Qatar by Professor Dr. Anton Caragea was a momentous occasion in developing a special bilateral relation of friendship and cooperation between Romania and Qatar.
ROMANIAN BOOK AWARD FOR 2013 GOES TO CITY OF IASI FOR IONEL AGRIGOROAEI BOOK: THE TRUTH WILL SET US FREE
On 14 March 2014, in a open ceremony hosted at the Iasi Book Fair, the diplomatic and academic community of Romania had honored the public presentation of the ROMANIAN BOOK AWARD FOR 2013 bestow to the book THE TRUTH WILL SET US FREE by the senator Ionel Agrigoroaei.
The work had obtained this important cultural recognition as is combined in a successful manner the historical presentation o f the last 25 years of recent history of Romania with the outstanding political vision of the author and with a daring plan to foster the development of our country.
The rich information unveiled is offering a coherent image of today’s challenges facing Romania such as: demographic crisis, economic collapse, excessive bureaucracy, luck of trust of the population in the political process and the corruption in the judicial, political and mass media sectors of the society in favor of illegitimate political and economic group of interests.
The author does not satisfy himself with a sterile appraisal but boldly projects the image of a Romania that is capable of economic and politic development by his own forces.
For this courage’s vision to build an alternative model of development of the country and for his commitment to support this development and to offer an alternative agenda to foster the national economy and to cleans the political life, the book is offering a fragment of extremely relevant recent history.
Supplementary, for promoting the book in the international and diplomatic community, the international audience is gaining unprecedented access to high quality information’s promoting the real potential and opportunities of Romania.