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In the period between 30 November 2013 and 3 December 2013, a delegation from  Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) had embarked in a European tour including Romania.

The visit has taken place in the context of the opening of DPRK economy towards foreign investments and towards economic cooperation with European economies.

IONEL AGRIGOROAEI RPDCSenator Ionel Agrigoroaei in the center of Romania-DPRK dialogue

In this framework of cooperation, important European states as Germany, France and Italy are competing for a privileged situation with long standing presence in DPRK economy such as: China and Russia.

Romania has a special significance based on a long tradition of economic cooperation from before 1989, when bilateral exchanges where reaching 1 billion dollars target.

In a desire to boost Romanian economy and to find new markets for Romanian products and to launch new beneficial partnerships for our country, Senator Ionel Agrigoroaei had received the visit of DPRK delegation, headed by Ri Ung Gil, Director of European Department of Central Committee of Workers Party of Korea.

Also, thanks to the efforts of Senator Ionel Agrigoroaei, member of Economic, Industry and Services Committee, the Korean delegation held talks at the economic committee and with Romanian Senate Vice-President-Florin Constantinescu.

During the parliamentary dialogue authoritative lead by Senator Ionel Agrigoroaei important issues have being highlighted such as: intensification of bilateral talks, exchanges of high level delegations, attending common events, ways to promote bilateral relations and to foster the dialogue between European Union and DPRK.

During the dialogue the Korean side had manifested interest in building economic relations with European Union and stated that Romania has a special place based on historical traditions and present diplomatic cooperation levels.

The Korean part had stressed the desire to rapidly start economic projects and express his appreciation for Senator Ionel Agrigoroaei instrumental role in planning a program of visits to industrial sites of Romania and to propose concrete cooperation projects.

IONEL AGRIGOROAEI RPDC1Senator Ionel Agrigoroaei, Ri Ung Gil, Director of European Department of Central Committee of Workers Party of Korea and Senate Vice-President Florin Constantinescu and Mr. Kim Son Gyong-DPRK Ambassador ( from left to right)

The dialogue was attended also by Senate Vice-President Florin Constantinescu, members of Romanian Senate and Korean delegation included also Mr. Kim Son Gyong-DPRK Ambassador and members of international department of Workers Party of Korea and DPRK Embassy representatives.

The talks underlined the desire of the parties to foster bilateral dialogue under the auspices of Senator Ionel Agrigoroaei and to re-establish the economical relations with mutual advantages.

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On 11 September 2013 the official inauguration ceremony for Romania-Laos Business Council was held in the presence of the diplomatic community accredited to Romania, of members of Parliamentary friendship Group between Romania and Laos and included also many members of Romanian Senate, Chamber of Deputies and Romanian Government.


Opening of Romania-Laos Business Council ( from left to right): Professor Dr. Anton Caragea-IRICE Director, Senator Ionel Agrigoroaei-Chairman of Romania-Laos Parliamentary Group, Senator Vasilica Miron – Vice-Chairman of Romania-Laos Parliamentary Group , Mr. Mihai Prundianu-President of Romania-Laos Business Council, senator Dan Ionita member of Romania-Laos Parliamentary Group.

The ceremony was opened by Professor Dr. Anton Caragea, Institute of International relations and economic Cooperation Chairman by a short speech underlining that: “by the inauguration of Romania-Laos Business Council, the first institutionalized cooperation bridge is opened between our country and South East Asia”.

His Excellency Professor Dr. Anton Caragea had emphasize moreover the fact that as a future task: “the Romania-Laos Business Council must support the activity of the business people interested in economic recovery and in the presence of Romanian assets and goods on the future markets of Asia. We hope that the Romanian – Laotian initiative shall be a pole of attractiveness and example for states from South East Asia to discover and choose Romanian products”.

President Romania-Laos

President of Romania-Laos Parliamentary Friendship Group, senator Ionel Agrigoroaei.

In his opening remarks the President of Romania-Laos Parliamentary Friendship Group, senator Ionel Agrigoroaei highlighted the fact that:

“Laos does not represent our main diplomatic and political partner in the region, but it also has the potential to quickly become an attraction pole for the Romanian investors and for our assets, taking into account in our bilateral relation the memories we have in over 30 years of fructuous cooperation, before 1989.

Undoubtedly, it is the time to recover the markets we abandoned so quickly after 1989, which led to the decrease of the economic production and unemployment.

By its central position, Laos can become the center of activity and export springboard for South East Asia states, which makes the today’s event more important and representative”, concluded Senator Ionel Agrigoroaei.

Senator Miron

Senator Vasilica Steliana Miron, Vice-President of Romania-Laos Parliamentary Friendship Group

On the same line where also the remarks made by Senator Vasilica Steliana Miron, Vice-President of Romania-Laos Parliamentary Friendship Group who made the point that: “Laos has quickly become the most important diplomatic partner of our country in the region and it is becoming an increasing economic presence and a realm of potential with a similar history”.

In the central moment of ceremony and surrounded by thunderous applause Professor Dr. Anton Caragea had introduced to the public the new President of the Romania-Laos Business Council: Mr. Mihai Prundianu.

Professor Dr. Anton Caragea had mark in his presentation the personality and important role played by Mr. Mihai Prundianu in reorganizing Romanian economy underlining that from today the ROMANIAN-LAOS BUSINESS COUNCIL will, benefit from the invaluable knowledge of the area, gained in countless missions in Southeast Asia by Mr. Prundianu.

Presedinte Mihai Prundianu

President of Romania-Laos Business Council-Mihai Prundianu.

In his key-note speech the President of Romania-Laos Business Council-Mihai Prundianu presented the relevance of the new institution in the economic and diplomatic environment:

“Laos, by its strategic position on the center of Indochina peninsula, represents the ideal location for economic activities, in order to spread the Romanian goods and technology in the entire area.

The symbolical cooperation bridge Vientiane – Bucharest which is being opened today in order to encourage investments and economic activities, will be beneficial for the entire area.

The big projects launched by the Laotian government, among which I would like to mention the Indochina highway, which connects Bangkok to southern China, the chain of power stations along Mekong river, agricultural terracing works and land improvement and the increase of the tourist potential are only a few of the areas where the Romanian expertise can have a word to say”, concluded the new President of Romania-Laos Business Council.


The who`s who of Romanian society  and diplomatic life attended the opening ceremony of ROMANIA-LAOS BUSINESS COUNCIL.

In unanimity the personalities presented at the venue of Romanian-Laos Business Council appreciated the event as an impressive success for Romanian economic diplomacy as it is opening the gates of South-East Asia for Romanian products for the first time in the last twenty years.

Among the over 100 personalities of economic and diplomatic life present at the event our photographs highlighted just a few:

Delegatia italiana

Italian economic delegation comprised by representatives of ENEL, Italian Financial Group and Italian Chamber of Commerce 


H.E. Armenian Ambassador-Hamlet Gasparian , Mr.Bronislav Denev-economic counsellor of Bulgarian Embassys, senator Ionel Agrigoroaei,Mihai Prundianu-President of Romania-Laos Business Council , Professor Dr.Anton Caragea, MA,FINS-Director of IRICE, H.E.Palestine Ambassador-Ahmad Aqel.


Professor Dr. Anton Caragea, MA,FINS-Director of Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation in a friendly dialogue with Algerian Embassy Representative


H.E.Kim Son Gyong-Ambassador of Korean peoples Democratic Republic in the center of Romanian senators and deputies


H.E. Mrs. Kalliopi Avraam-Republic of Cyprus Ambassador to Romania wormely congratulates Laos-Romania Council Chairman Mr. Mihai Prundianu


Professor Dr. Anton Caragea, MA,FINS-Director of Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation greets Mr. Khalifa Almazrouei-United Arab Emirates Deputy Head of Mission


Professor Dr. Anton Caragea, MA,FINS-Director of Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation and Ms. Amal A. Fairouz-economic counselor Iraq Embassy 


Romania-Laos Parliamentary Friendship Group : senator Ionel Agrigoroaei-President, senator Vasilica Miron-Vice-President , senator Dan Ionita-Vice-President, senator Marcel Bujor-secretary,senator Florinel Dumitrescu,  senator Marius Coste, senator Popa Constantin


Professor Dr. Anton Caragea, MA,FINS-Director of Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation and F.R of Nigeria Representative


Laos-Romania Council Chairman Mr. Mihai Prundianu and Mr. Huub von Frijtag Drabbe-Holland Embassy Representative 


H.E Palestine Ambassador-Ahmad Aqel , H.E. Malaysian Ambassador-Dato`Nik Mustafa Kamal Nik Ahmad and Academician Mircea Constantinescu.


Academician Mircea Constantinescu, Professor Dr. Anton Caragea MA,FINS-Director of IRICE, Mrs. Pusa Hack-business woman and art collector, senator Ionel Agrigoroaei, senator Marius Coste, Ambasador of Malaysia -Dato`Nik Mustafa , Ambassador of Palestine-Ahmad Aqel, Mihai Prundianu-Chairman of Romania-Laos Business Council, senator Florin Dumitrescu, senator Dan Ionita, senator Marcel Bujor, senator Florinel Dumitrescu, Venezuela`s Ambassador -Victor R.Carazo (from left to right) 


H.E. Ambassador of  Venezuela-Victor R.Carazo

Pusa Hack

Mrs. Pusa Hack-Official Partner of Romanian Public Diplomacy for 2010, together with Professor Dr.Anton Caragea-Director of IRICE and Mr.Mihai Prundianu-Chairman Romania-Laos Business Council


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