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ROMANIAN DELEGATION VISIT TO VENEZUELA: A DIALOGUE OF SOLIDARITY AND FRIENDSHIP

The relations between Romania and Venezuela are registering a brisk growth in the last span of time with the height registered on the occasion of the official visit of the Romanian delegation to Caracas.

 

The visit took place between 15 to 22 September 2017 and was covering a historical gap in the bilateral relations with the latest official visit taken place in 1994.

Solidarity and friendship in a handshake: H.E. Nicolas Maduro, President of Venezuela and the architect of Bolivarian diplomacy and H.E. Professor Dr. Anton Caragea , President of  Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation.

 

Professor Dr. Anton Caragea, IRICE President remarked: Romania and Venezuela are having a shared history of fighting for democracy and freedom, they have the same stances in rejecting interference in internal affairs, promoting respect for national sovereignty and independence as pillars of international affairs and rejecting any form of threat of war and sanctions as contrary to international law.

Professor Dr. Anton Caragea hosted in  MIRAFORES TV studios and  National Venezuelan Television.

 

During the week-long visit, the high-level Romanian delegates hold extensive talks with various officials like: Juan Bautista Arias Palacio – Minister for Basic and Strategic Industries and Socialist Development, Minister for Communications and Information and Minister of Tourism.

 

Professor Dr. Anton Caragea receives for discussions at Hotel Alba the Vice-Minister of Tourism of Venezuela. 

 

Agreements regarding economic cooperation, bilateral information exchange and cooperation for SDG completion in the framework of Parliamentary Assembly for Sustainable Development Goals where tabled.

 

Cooperation in the field of tourism promotion and Romanian support for Caracas election as World Capital of Culture and Tourism was also agreed.

The highlights of the visit, where the two memorable encounters with President Nicolas Maduro.

On September 19, 2017, Professor  Dr. Anton Caragea took the distinct honor to sign the HONORARY BOOK at MIRAFLORES Presidential Palace.

 

On 17 September 2017, the delegates part take in the President TV Show: Sundays with Maduro! together with Evo Morales, Bolivian President.

During the discussions, the tourism and cultural connections between the two countries were tabled and Professor Dr. Anton Caragea has given as gifts to the two President’s his latest book on Interference of Civilizations in European Union Project.

 

On 19 September 2017, in the conclusion of The International March of Solidarity with Venezuela, Professor Dr. Anton Caragea was invited for a photo session with President Nicolas Maduro, signed the Honorary Book at Miraflores Palace and has given an interview to the Miraflores TV Channel, expressing his support for Bolivarian Revolution role in forging a free and democratic Latin America.

 

 

The cultural program of the visit included discovery trips to Natural Sanctuary of Waraira Repano, a tour of Caracas landmarks like The Cathedral of Caracas, Saint Francis, Simon Bolivar birthplace etc.

A special day was dedicated to offering respect for Venezuelan history major figures, with a visit to National Pantheon and a stop to Simon Bolivar funeral monument and Francisco Miranda tomb.

Simon Bolivar: The Hero of Latin American Liberation struggle: a lay over charged with respect for official delegates.

 

An emotionally charged moment was the visit to Mountain Quarter (Quartel de la Montana) the place where the architect of the Bolivarian Revolution and the apostle of the poor`s: Commander Hugo Chavez is laid for eternal rest surrounded by world gratitude and love.

The delegates witnessed the changing of the guard and where hart struck by the powerful words of remembering for the fallen hero: Chavez lives!

 

 

Professor Dr. Anton Caragea in a moment of respect in front of the Commander HUGO CHAVEZ Mausoleum in Mountain Quarter (Quartel de la Montana).

 

The Romanian delegation visit to Venezuela has given a new impetus to the relations between nations and their attendance to the world solidarity movement with Venezuela has being registered with gratitude by the people of the Caribbean nation, proudly building a revolution of freedom and dignity.

 

 

President Nicolas Maduro is addressing a crowd of over one million supporters on the streets of Caracas: Venezuela will win!

Natural sanctuary of Waraira Repano

MIRAFLORES Presidential Palace: the beating heart of Bolivarian revolution!

Cathedral of Caracas

Saint Francisc Church of Caracas.

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PRESIDENT NICOLAS MADURO: THE ARCHITECT OF BOLIVARIAN DIPLOMACY! AN AUTHENTIC DIPLOMACY OF PEACE!

President Nicolas Maduro has just return to Caracas after a tour of Kazakhstan, Algeria, Middle East ( having meetings with leaders of Turkey, Iran, Kazakhstan,Russia and Algeria) and from 16 to 17 September 2017 will host the WORLD CONFERENCE: WE ARE ALL VENEZUELA. DIALOG FOR PEACE, SOVEREIGNTY AND BOLIVARIAN DEMOCRACY.

 

Venezuelan capital-Caracas will host the leaders interested in world democratic dialogue and values in a two days long global dialogue.

 

In less than a week the Bolivarian revolution leader has succeeded in linking Venezuela with the main petrol exporting countries, managed to create a bridge of friendship between Latin America and Central Asia and will play host to world leaders and democratic movement heads garnering not only to express support for Venezuela but also to enact the Bolivarian diplomacy, the concept carved out and placed at the fore by the Venezuelan president.

 

The call to the WORLD CONFERENCE: WE ARE ALL VENEZUELA. DIALOG FOR PEACE, SOVEREIGNTY AND BOLIVARIAN DEMOCRACY! is the most complete and exhaustive description of the main aims of Bolivarian diplomacy and must be regarded as a crux in the development of a multipolar world, a world of democracy and peace.

 

In order to better understand this call for global peace, launched with the help and supervision of President Nicolas Maduro we are presenting in full the text of the message to the peoples of the world:

 

 Under President Nicolas Maduro, Venezuela has become one of the leaders of the democratic world.

 

MESSAGE TO THE PEOPLES OF THE WORLD

FOR PEACE, SOVEREIGNTY AND DEMOCRACY IN VENEZUELA

We, citizens of the world, workers, members of social movements, civil rights organizations and political parties, academics, intellectuals and creators, denounce before humanity the international conspiracy led by the Government of Donald Trump against the people of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, its Government and its legitimate authorities.

Under a speech of racial supremacy, intolerance and warmongering, which remind us of the darkest times of fascism, the Government of Donald Trump wages a political, diplomatic, economic and media aggression, including the military option, to undermine Venezuelan democracy, to overthrow President Nicolas Maduro and to establish a government that serves the interests of
Washington.

The neocolonial restoration process in Venezuela seeks to deprive the Venezuelan people from its sovereignty and return to the global powers control over the immense riches and resources of the country.

This conspiracy against a sovereign country, which openly violates international law, makes progress thanks to the full support of the great media transnational companies, and the shameful support of neoliberal and antigrassroots governments.

Last April, a US financed political violence campaign began – through the Venezuelan opposition – and was presented to the world as civil and pacific protests. In addition to this propaganda, a smear campaign was also launched against the Venezuelan democracy before the world public opinion, by projecting Venezuela’s government as a dictatorship that violates human rights and drives the country into an alleged deep humanitarian crisis.

Truth is that the only purpose of this campaign is to overthrow the legitimate Government of Venezuela by spreading death, chaos and violence, following the style of the “Color Revolutions”. Since then, more than a hundred people have died and more than two thousand people have been wounded.

The political violence promoted by Washington has caused significant material damage and suffering to the Venezuelan people.
The latest manifestation of this plot is the discredit of the elections held on July 30th, in which eight millions of Venezuelans elected a National Constituent Assembly.

Thanks to the National Constituent Assembly election, the Venezuelan people defeated violence in the streets and restored peace. From July 30th, a process of stabilization of civil and political life has begun through the participation of all the political parties in the next regional elections for governors to be held in October.
Due to the latest threat of military force by Donald Trump and the financial blockade imposed on Venezuela, the supremacist government of Washington
has intensified the conflict, and has publicly expressed its intention to “choke” the Venezuelan economy.

We reject the escalating aggressions against Venezuela by the US administration.

Venezuela is a nation that has been building people’s democracy in a peaceful manner for 18 years now.

The Bolivarian democracy has returned the control of natural resources to the country, has redistributed wealth in favor of the working class and the humble sectors of society, and has guaranteed the social rights of all its population.

 

 

President Nicolas Maduro is welcomed around the world as a messenger of peace, democracy and dialogue.

 

Venezuela social achievements in the field of education, health care, social protection, social security universalization and indigenous communities’ rights have proven that it is possible to make democracy more democratic.

Its ecosocialist approach challenges those who impose the plundering of common goods of humanity by transnational elites.
Venezuela does not represent a threat to any country in the world. Since its independence, more than 200 years ago, it has never engaged in a military conflict, nor has it ever participated in wars or aggressions against other nations.

For the peace-loving people and the peoples of the world, Venezuela is a beacon of hope. This hope is threatened today by the supremacist ideology of Washington. The US ruling elite has decided to block political dialog in Venezuela and bring this country into a fratricidal conflict in order to justify this elite’s intervention plan.

We alert the world to the serious threat to world peace created by the warmongering obsession of Donald Trump. A military aggression against Venezuela or the overthrow of the Bolivarian Revolution will cause in the hemisphere a crisis of historic proportions in all orders, and will break integrationist efforts, taking away the purposes of all the nations of our region that have declared Latin America and the Caribbean a zone of peace.

The world must stop Washington madness. In the name of humanity, we demand that Donald Trump withdraw the threat of military aggression and repeal the economic sanctions and financial blockade against the Venezuelan people.

For all the above reasons, we call on all respectable men and women, from all places, ideologies and beliefs, on those who dream of a world of justice and equality, to join the WORLD CONFERENCE: WE ARE ALL VENEZUELA. DIALOG FOR PEACE, SOVEREIGNTY AND BOLIVARIAN DEMOCRACY, to be held in Caracas, Venezuela, on September 16th and 17th, and from that date on, in various parts of the world.

This day of global mobilization will bring together the solidarity of the peoples with the homeland of Simon Bolivar.
Venezuela is not alone. Today, we honor the brave Venezuelan people in their struggle for peace and dialog and in their defense of national dignity and sovereignty.

Mahatma Gandhi said: “There is no way to peace, peace is the only way.”

And Che Guevara, with his example of humanity, affirmed: “Solidarity is the tenderness of the peoples”.

In view of the imperial threat and warmongering, let us say today in the words of the great poet Pablo Neruda, our flag and our victory will be peace.

“Peace for the twilights to come (…) peace for the city in the morning when bread
wakes up…”

Peace so that Venezuela continues to illuminate the future.

 

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PROFESSOR DR. ANTON CARAGEA INTERNATIONAL HUMANITARIAN ACTIONS GETS UNITED NATION ACCOLADE

United Nations are celebrating Professor Dr. Anton Caragea achievements in promoting culture and human development as bedrock foundations for achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).

United Nations Academic  Initiative had 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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PARLIAMENTARY ASSEMBLY FOR SDG`S NOW ENDORSED BY 250 LAWMAKERS FROM 20 COUNTRIES

Secretariat, 17. August 2017


The new logo of a Parliamentary Assembly for Sustainable Development Goals.

 

The international Campaign for the implementation of 2030 Agenda of United Nations, known worldwide as SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS AGENDA, in the work of parliaments across the world has reached a first milestone, only after a year of existence, with the support of 250 parliamentarians from 20 national parliaments.

 

Now with this threshold passed, the Parliamentary Assembly for SDG`s, is now endorsed across party lines, ideologies and national agenda`s by more than 250 current members of parliament from over 20 countries.

The creation of a Parliamentary Assembly for SDG`s in the UN framework for world cooperation in the implementation of Sustainable Development Goals that was signed by the lawmakers calls for “a gradual implementation of Sustainable Development Goals in all national and local parliaments and elected assemblies agenda creating a global synergy for world level campaign aimed at bringing to life the SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS AGENDA”

The role of Parliamentary Assembly for SDG`s is “to ensure international cooperation, secure the acceptance and to enhance the legitimacy of the United Nations SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS AGENDA and strengthen the elected representatives ( parliamentarians) capacity to act and to be more effectively and directly included into the activities of implementing and financing the programs related to SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS AGENDA.”

“This is an important milestone,” remarked Professor Dr. Anton Caragea,  the Parliamentary Assembly for SDG`s Executive President and campaign’s coordinator.

“The support of a UN Parliamentary Assembly for SDG`s by such a broad group of parliamentarians from all the world’s regions shows once again that it is high time for the SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS AGENDA to be recognized as paramount for world development,” he concluded.

“If it comes to democratizing the SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS AGENDA and to insure global cooperation, than the Parliamentary Assembly for SDG`s is the venue for a technical and democratic debate, said Professor Dr. Anton Caragea.

“The SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS AGENDA would benefit from involving elected representatives in its deliberations. After all, in many cases it’s them who are needed to help implement UN policy at the national level, especially if it comes to the Agenda 2030,” said Mr. Catalin Nechifor from Parliamentary Assembly for SDG`s .

 

On this momentous occasion the new logo of the Parliamentary Assembly for SDG`s was unveiled by Professor Dr. Anton Caragea, the Executive President.

We must note that: apart from members of parliaments, the campaign has also been endorsed by numerous former members of parliaments, distinguished scholars, cultural innovators, representatives of civil society organizations, and many committed citizens from all walks of life.

 

Institute of International Relations and European Cooperation had created and pioneered the PARLIAMENTARY ASSEMBLY FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS SDG`s uniting world parliaments in the efforts to implement in their work and legislation measures dedicated to bring to life SDG in every nation.

Institute of International Relations and European Cooperation is the second world academy that is offering SDG based courses and curriculum based on role of culture and development in carving a new and better future for as all.

 

More information’s about the Parliamentarian Assembly for Implementation of Sustainable Development Goals can be read out on UN-SDG site here:

Supplementary information regarding the World Lectures on SDG can be obtained from official website

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PUBLIC CEREMONY FOR SIGNING THE UN LETTER FOR EDUCATION AND HUMAN RIGHTS

The Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation (IRICE) hosted the presentation and public signature of the United Nations Open Letter to Academic Institutions: Educate Future Managers and Leaders on Business and Human Rights.

The ceremony has taken place on July 14, 2017 and the letter was publicly signed by The IRICE President, Professor Dr. Anton Caragea.

 

This letter was drafted jointly by the UN Global Compact Office and the Secretariat of the UN Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) and was addressed for public endorsement by world leaders.

We must underline that Romania by the relentless efforts of Professor Dr. Anton Caragea has become an educational leader at world level by placing at the fore an educational system directed towards the full implementation of Sustainable Development Goals.

The United Nations letter calls on educational system to be built around three major pillars:

1) understand the relevance of international human rights standards for business;

2) are familiar with the Principles of the UN Global Compact and the corporate responsibility to respect human rights as detailed in the United Nations “Protect, Respect and Remedy” Framework for Business and Human Rights (2008) and elaborated in the Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights(2011); and

3) have been exposed to best practices for managing the human rights impacts of business.

 

 The full text of UN Letter to Academic Institutions Educate Future Managers and Leaders on Business and Human Rights can be accessed here:

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UNITED NATIONS ARE CALLING ON WORLD LEADERS TO UNITE FOR 2030 AGENDA

The OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT OF INSTITUTE OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AND ECONOMIC COOPERATION OF ROMANIA (IRICE) has made public the United Nations General Assembly President  letter calling on world leaders support for the global implementation of Sustainable Development Goals.


President of United Nations General Assembly, Ambassador Peter Thomson had addressed a letter to the head of states and global leaders urging a better knowledge and acceptance of Sustainable Development Goals.

 

 

The letter addressed to 190 world leader`s and global influencer`s  among them Professor Dr. Anton Caragea, IRICE President calls for world level re-enforced cooperation agreement to the implementation of SDG and had come as a result of a general appeal from UN General Assembly President.

 

On April 19, 2017 H.E. President of United Nations General Assembly, Ambassador Peter Thomson had addressed a letter to the head of states and global leaders urging a better knowledge and acceptance of Sustainable Development Goals in the world and asking a universal effort for the implementation of SDG in learning process across the world.

 

The letter addressed to H.E. President Professor Dr. Anton Caragea and to Institute of International Relations and European Cooperation as global leaders and top 190 personalities reads in part:

Everything I have learned as President of the United Nations General Assembly has convinced me that, taken together with the Paris Climate Agreement, the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda provides humanity with the best chance we have to shape a sustainable way of life for our species upon this planet.

In pursuit of this high purpose, I am writing to you and every Head of Government of the Member States of the United Nations, with the request that national efforts are made to educate young people on the vital importance of the Sustainable Development Goals.

If every school curriculum in the world incorporates the Sustainable Development Goals, every school teaches them, and every young person on the planet is made aware of them as rights and responsibilities, the world will stand a very good chance of attaining the Goals by 2030.

I am pleased to advise, Excellency, that in support of the policies that your government may decide on the matter, tools are already available to help support SDG learning, such as those developed by UNICEF, UNESCO, the Global Partnership for Education and the “World’s Largest Lesson”.

INFORMATION`S ON SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS

The Institute of International Relations and European Cooperation has being from the start of Sustainable Development Goals inception and promotions, alongside the global efforts made to implement SDG in the life of every man, woman and child on this planet.

Institute of International Relations and European Cooperation had created and pioneered the PARLIAMENTARY ASSEMBLY FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS SDG`s uniting world parliaments in the efforts to implement in their work and legislation measures dedicated to bring to life SDG in every nation.

Institute of International Relations and European Cooperation is the second world academy that is offering SDG based courses and curriculum based on role of culture and development in carving a new and better future for as all. 

 

More information’s about the Parliamentarian Assembly for Implementation of Sustainable Development Goals can be read out on UN-SDG site here:

Supplementary information regarding the World Lectures on SDG can be obtained from official website

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EUROPEAN COUNCIL ON TOURISM AND TRADE HAS CREATED 100.000 JOBS IN THE LAST YEARS

Building on a successful cooperation on last year’s Europe Day, the European Tourism Academy supported the EUROPEAN COUNCIL ON TOURISM AND TRADE (ECTT)  to organize the Europe Day on Tuesday , 9 May 2017.

                                             

The reception was attended by over 1000 people from including prominent guests such as government representatives, diplomatic corps in Bucharest, business leaders, academia, and the media.

The welcoming speech was delivered by European Council on Tourism and Trade President-Professor Dr. Anton Caragea.   

Honourable Ministers,

Honourable Members of Parliament,

Excellencies, Members of the Diplomatic Corps,

Colleagues, fellow Europeans and friends of Europe,

Ladies and gentlemen,

Namaste, Salam Alaykum, Good evening, Bonsoir, and a very warm welcome to you all to the 2017 Europe Day celebrations.

First, I would like to express my gratitude to Academicians Mircea Constantinescu and Ionut Costea, Directors of EUROPEAN TOURISM ACADEMY, for kindly agreeing to make available this splendid hall for today’s gathering.

We thought that this year it would be great to bring Europe closer to academicians and professionals and leaders of all walks of life, and to hold our celebrations in this excellent establishment.

Thank you very much to everyone who has worked so hard to make this happen.

Today, 9 May, is Europe Day.

 On this day in 1950 Robert Schuman, the French Foreign Minister, called on the nations of Europe to unite and make war on our continent unthinkable.

His message of peace and unity is as relevant as ever.

 The dreams of our founding fathers have become a reality, and Europeans live together in peace and prosperity, bound together by principles of democracy and human rights.

Yet, as anyone who follows international news knows, the European Union faces considerable challenges, and I do not want to gloss over these.

But despite all our difficulties the Europe represents the most successful process of regional integration, and remains the richest continent in the world.

In no other place is there so much freedom – freedom to speak our mind, freedom to move, freedom to pray and not to pray, freedom to love, freedom to vote and freedom to choose our own destiny.

Everywhere in the world Europe is a major trading partner, a major investor and we are proudly launching here BEST OF EUROPE/BEST OF WORLD program.

Climate change is another example of Europe prowess and a dear subject to myself as Ambassador for World Protected Areas .

On 22 April 2016, 175 countries signed the Paris Agreement in New York. Fifteen countries deposited their instruments of ratification on the same day sending a signal to the international community on the paramount importance of the implementation of the Agreement.

Our Ambassador office is committed to continue to work closely with all the nations on climate change, not only alongside it in international negotiations, but also as a key partner – providing support for mitigation and adjusting, and on the implementation of the Paris Agreement – the next big challenge.

Excellencies, ladies and gentlemen,

I want to welcome you this evening not only to the Europe Day Reception, but also to our exhibition showcasing our engagement in tourism, trade and development across the world.

With WORLD BEST TOURIST DESTINATION and WORLD CAPITAL OF CULTURE AND TOURISM programs we succeeded in the last ten years to bring over 6 billion euro investments in tourism, development and growth sector in Africa and Asia and we created more than 100.000 jobs in tertiary sectors of all the countries that have being supported by EUROPEAN COUNCIL ON TOURISM AND TRADE and EUROPEAN TOURISM ACADEMY programs.

 I would like to thank all our development implementing partners for their contributions to the exhibition and for their efforts.

I hope that everyone will take time to discover the breadth and depth of the EUROPEAN COUNCIL ON TOURISM AND TRADE co-operation with developing world.

I would like to express my gratitude in particular to key partners of ours in this day, as DALI HAUTE PARFUMERIE who offered you not only wonderful gifts but provided you with a symbol of what Europe stand`s for culture like Salvador Dali works and the joy of living embodied by wonderful perfumes and also a word of gratitude to our European Diplomatic Wine`s partners like HOUSE OF PANCIU who unveiled for you the best European sparkling wines and HOUSE OF WINES COTNARI who had offered you the gift of incredible European wines.

A word of gratitude to the 23 masters of pastry and cakes, who created the incredible cakes that we will taste tonight.

I will no longer stay between you and the incredible cake awaiting us!

Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen,

Happy Europe Day!

Bbahut Dhanyawad, Shukran, Merci beaucoup, Thank you, Danke.”

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WORLD CULTURAL INSTITUTE-EUROPEAN COUNCIL ON TOURISM AND TRADE HOSTS 2017 FAVORITE CULTURAL DESTINATION COMPETITION

The world cultural institution: European Council on Tourism and Trade, had started to officially register the countries and cities candidatures for WORLD BEST TOURIST DESTINATION  for countries and  WORLD CAPITAL OF CULTURE AND TOURISM for cities desirous to become international hubs for tourism.

 The ECTT Awards for tourism and cultural achievements are the annual celebration that awards the best in tourism industry crowning, since 2006, the countries and nations excellence and investment in the tourism sector, putting under the world limelight the exceptional leadership and nation prowess, in the framework of WORLD CAPITAL OF CULTURE AND TOURISM and WORLD BEST TOURIST DESTINATION AWARD, and the category of FAVORITE CULTURAL DESTINATION and marking out outstanding cultural and investment tourism projects.

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The ceremony started with the unveiling of the logo for WORLD BEST TOURIST DESTINATION AWARD IN 2017

Starting their creation from 2006, the European Council on Tourism and Trade (ECTT) Awards have recognised nations and people’s strides for their innovative and determined tourism initiatives.

The contribution of the nations and leaders receiving world tourism and travel prizes is in line with ECTT guidelines for World Capital of Culture and Tourism and World Best Tourist Destination Award.

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On the same occasion, the unveiling of the logo for WORLD CAPITAL OF CULTURE AND TOURISM IN 2017 had taken place.

For the tenth consecutive time, the ECTT-European Council on Tourism and Trade Awards will recognize the tourism potentials of the most attractive tourist and cultural destinations.

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Diplomatic corps accredited to European Council on Tourism and Trade and foreign delegations attending the opening ceremony for 2017 WORLD TOURISM AWARDS.

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President – Professor Dr. Anton Caragea participated in the opening ceremony for World Tourism Awards for 2017.

President Dr. Anton Caragea and European Council on Tourism and Trade President Office staff had given the starting signal for what is internationally known as Nobel`s or Oscar`s of tourism: the WORLD BEST TOURIST DESTINATION and WORLD CAPITAL OF CULTURE AND TOURISM competitions.

This event has taken place on January 2, 2016 and has marked the opening of the international contests for WORLD BEST TOURISM DESTINATION AWARD and WORLD CAPITAL OF CULTURE AND TOURISM for 2017.

Held under the patronage of the European Council on Tourism and Trade, the World Best Tourist Destination – Tourism Festival is an element of novelty in the world cultural space, consisting in a series of projects meant to promote the cultural diversity of the countries that outlined candidatures to World Best Tourist Destination, under the “Open Your Culture to The World” slogan.

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Arab Embassies are highlighting the Coffee, tea and sweets as  national treasures and arguments for World Best Tourism Destination designation.

The inauguration ceremony, started with the message of the European Council on Tourism and Trade President, who highlighted the potential of the world culture, and the contribution of such public and cultural diplomacy initiatives to the dialogue between cultures, between generations, between the diplomatic community and civil society.

World Tourism, Travel and Cultural Awards Festival presented 56 countries candidatures for World Best Tourism Destination and World Capital of Culture and Tourism in 2017.

President Dr. Anton Caragea expressed satisfaction that the World Best Tourism Destination-Embassy Festival takes place concurrently with the New Year 2017 ceremonies and  announced 2017 as the YEAR OF SUSTAINABLE TOURISM DEVELOPMENT AND NATURAL AREAS PROTECTION by this way marking lavishly the start of World Best Tourist Destination/World Capital of Culture and Tourism competitions.

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Food Festival for 2017 Tourism “Oscar`s” presented national dishes from 56 countries candidates for World Tourism Awards and succeeded to capture the imaginations of the world public.

The celebration continued with a presentation of national dishes and culinary traditions and hospitality and folk costumes, presenting the participants with a unique opportunity to taste and enjoy the world food  as part of tourism development of today.

Many ambassadors present on the venue to uphold their countries candidature`s emphasize the importance of food as a bridge toward friendship and understanding.

There is only a culture of understanding and friendship around food, stated president Anton Caragea opening the food section of WORLD TOURISM AWARDS.

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Asian food from China to Vietnam and India on display for European Council on Tourism and Trade festivities

World Best Tourism Destination  -Tourism Festival will continue until 5 January 2017, having a diverse agenda and over 50 embassies, cultural institutes and international organizations as participants, representing 6 continent`s.

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ROMANIA-VENEZUELA PARTNERSHIP TABLED ON BILATERAL TALKS

Venezuela and Romania are long-term partners, dedicated in building a world based on dialogue and understanding, this was the conclusion of the bilateral consultations held on 26 October 2016.

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Dialogue and consultations held by H.E. Ambassador Victor Carazo and H.E. Professor Dr. Anton Caragea.

The regular cooperation and consultation meeting had taken place between Prof. Dr. Anton Caragea, President Director-General of Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation and H.E. Victor Ramon Carazo, Ambassador of Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.

The dialogue was opened by H.E. Victor Ramon Carazo, Ambassador of Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela with a powerful presentation encompassing the latest developments in the political life of Venezuela.

 

The ambassador presented his country efforts for peaceful dialogue and peaceful resolution of all the conflicts and made a compelling presentation of the efforts of H.E. President Nicolas Maduro in opening dialogue with the opposition.

Ambassador Victor Carazo outlined also his country positions on diplomatic arena and the efforts of President Maduro to put at the same table OPEC and non-OPEC members in order to achieve a normalization on the oil market.

 

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Other lines of the diplomatic activities of Venezuela where also highlighted as the recent visit to the Middle East by President Maduro and the meeting with Pope Francisc who offered Catholic church mediation services in calming the internal situation on Venezuela.

On his turn Prof. Dr. Anton Caragea, IRICE President outlined the latest diplomatic activities like the official visits to the Kingdom of Cambodia (June 2016) and Laos (September 2016), high level visits that opened new venues of dialogue and economic presence between Romania and Indochina region.

Other diplomatic achievements were noted the creation of THE PARLIAMENTARY ASSEMBLY FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS, a world level initiative that is self-explanatory towards Romanian international prestige as the country is seen as a moderation and neutral force highly capable in supporting world parliaments to achieve SDG objectives of United Nations.

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A thoroughgoing analysis of Venezuela situation made by IRICE President, Professor Dr. Anton Caragea and Bolivarian Republic Ambassador-Victor Ramon Carazo.

 IRICE President, Professor Dr. Anton Caragea avail the occasion to express his amicable fillings and friendly interest towards the efforts of President Nicolas Maduro to consolidate Venezuela`s economic development and independence, open society and are creating a sense of perfect unity between the people of Venezuela and the government.

In the concluding part of the diplomatic encounter, H.E. Ambassador Victor Ramon Carazo presented the latest evolutions in the frame of bilateral relations, emphasizing the numerous solidarity activities of people of Romania with Venezuela`s revolutionary evolutions and building new bridges of understanding between Romania and Venezuela.

 

The parties had appreciated that between Romanian and Venezuela there are many common interests, designed to forge a good understanding between the two nations.

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 regular consultations and frank discussions between Romania and Venezuela are a constant of the diplomatic relations and are the foundations to continue the dialogue and mutual understanding between the two countries and people’s.

The photo chronicle of the encounter can be accessed here: PRESIDENT OFFICE

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WORLD FOOD DAY CELEBRATED IN BUCHAREST

On 29 October 2016 at the ROMEXPO Hall in Bucharest, the opening ceremony of Food and Agriculture Exhibition has taken place.

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Professor Dr. Anton Caragea, MA, FNS, EDA and Romanian Parliament members lead by Senator Ionel Agrigoroaei are starting their tour with a visit to HOUSE OF PANCIU (Casa Panciu)official diplomatic partner.

 

The exhibition had taken place in the period between 28 to 30 October 2016 and was held under The High Patronage of President of Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation of Romania and was convened to coincide with the celebration of WORLD FOOD DAY 2016.

 

 On this occasion, Professor Dr. Anton Caragea-President General Director of Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation has opened the exhibition and visited the established pavilions accompanied by a delegation of members of Romanian Parliament, lead by the Senate leader of activity Senator Ionel Agrigoroaei and a retinue of governmental officials.

Opening the food and wine show, IRICE President, Professor Dr. Anton Caragea had delivered the official remarks for WORLD FOOD DAY 2016.

 

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Professor Dr. Anton Caragea surrounded with love and respect by the students and professors of Agricultural High School-future agricultural specialists of Romania.

 

The declaration read in part that:

Today 2016 Agricultural and Food Exhibition is devoted to provide the image of the enormous potential and the endless possibilities of family farming in providing food security, development opportunities and a better future for collectivities across the world.(…) international food organizations are emphasizing the family farming as the core on which our future food and nutrition security pivots.

This is even more real in Romania`s case where 85% of the agriculture output comes from family farming and in our declining economy only the agriculture is the main center of our financial resilience.

When we are looking at this plenitude of food and richness of agricultural produces we must remember that food insecurity is still a plague for more than 1 billion people’s and the achievement of Zero Hunger Goal is still far a way as we have registered a number of 805 million food insecure people’s and 162 million chronically malnourished children.

 

Our efforts as World Ambassador and our activities in the Parliamentary Assembly for Sustainable Development Goals are directed to doing just that.

Our High Office will continue partnering with the private sector, civil society, all our UN partners, the governments where we serve, but most importantly with the people.

After the exhibition being declared officially opened the delegates toured the exhibition and made the first lay over at the place chosen by Senator Ionel Agrigoroaei, the stand of Casa Panciu (House of Panciu) the creator of Romanian Diplomatic Wine for 2016.

 

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The Romanian researchers are a pride for our country say`s Professor Dr. Anton Caragea in his visit to Pietroasele Wine Research Institute.

 

 Casa Panciu had presented on the opening of National Wine Salon a selection of the best wines of 2014/2016: the Muscat Ottonel sweet wine, which had conquered the public with his pungent aroma, fine pearled image and the apple and fruity dominated taste a wine nearing perfection and marked with 94 points out of 100 for the citrus flavor.

 

 Amongst other new wines presented where: the Rose Wine of House of Panciu that completed the initial success of the Rose Sparkling Wine, launched in the spring of 2014 and a preferred wine by the Italian tasters present at the venue: the white Cabernet Sauvignon, that conquered all hearts by his long  lasting aroma, fine taste and technological mastery.

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 The Feteasca Neagra (Black Girly) by Casa Panciu was undoubtedly the Queen of the festivity. After it was highly noted at Vinitaly (Italian wine contest) in March 2014 and voted by the diplomatic committee in April 2014 at Good Wine, as the Best Red Wine in 2016, it catches the eyes of all the visitors and good wine lovers.

 

Casa Panciu had presented the celebrated national wine ilk: Feteasca Neagra in two separate editions, one under the brand of Panciu Domains (Domeniile Panciu) and one under the name of Casa Panciu (House of Panciu) both united by a perfect mastery of the tannins, a perfect maturity potential that is promising a good evolution in the bottle and will offer full enjoyment to the consumers for many years to come.

 

 The guests present on the venue, crowded to taste the Muscat Ottonel Sparkling Wine, the Best Romanian Sparkling Wine for 2015, awarded by The Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation the title of Diplomatic Wine, the Romanian representative wine.

 

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Congratulations are pouring for Professor Dr. Anton Caragea-IRICE General Director and Senator Ionel Agrigoroaei from organizers and visitors alike.

 

 After touring the Casa Panciu stand, Professor Dr. Anton Caragea has continued his tour, making a stopover, to review the Economic and Food Industry High School Pavilion.

On this occasion the staff and students of Economic and Food Industry High School where presented to and congratulated by Professor Dr. Anton Caragea as the future specialists of Romanian food and agriculture industry.

 

The visit to the exhibition hall continued with the discovery  and promotion of Romanian quality wines, with an on the spot visit to the pavilion of Wine Research Institute from Pietroasa were had tasted the high quality wine made by researchers and university professors of the center.

 

The unstinted offer comprised specific Romanian wine sorts like: Feteasca Neagra (Black Girly), Busuioaca de Bohotin, Feteasca Albă (White Girly),Feteasca Regala (Royal Girl) and the flag-ship wine of the Research Station: Tamaioasa Romaneasca, a wine that conquered the public with his freshness, pregnant aroma, long lasting taste, fruity flavor encompassed in an exceptional wine, appraised at 93 points.

 

 The Food and Agriculture Exhibition 2016 has proved the ever growing level of Romanian food industry and agricultural producers and the skills of Romanian wine producers, perfect represented by the Casa Panciu-the creator of Romanian Diplomatic Wine.

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Professor Dr. Anton Caragea-IRICE General Director and Senator Ionel Agrigoroaei are visiting the Economic High School official stand.

The Food and Agriculture Exhibition 2016 also illustrated the potential of Romanian wine research network by the high level presence of the Wine Research Station of Pietroasele has concluded in his assessment of the Agricultural show – October 2016, Professor Dr. Anton Caragea- President-General Director of Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation.

 

The Food and Agriculture Exhibition 2016 had clearly marked a perfect opportunity for Romanian diplomacy to highlight for the world the high quality of Romanian food and agricultural industry products and to get the limelight for the traditional recipes that are transforming the Romanian food products in true symbols of perfect quality and taste, perfect for export.

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