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TOP OF ROMANIAN PARLIAMENTARY ACTIVITY IN 2013 LEGISLATURE

The Romanian parliamentary session concluded as of 17 December 2013 opening the time for analyses regarding parliamentary activity during 2013 legislature.

On this occasion the Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation published a paper on the parliamentary activity, focused on Romanian Senate works in this span of time.

The main elements taken under consideration where: the efficiency of international representation  of the country, the support offered to boost Romania’s image in the world, promotion of parliamentary diplomacy as an intricate part of Romania’s diplomacy, perfecting the role of Parliament in strengthening the diplomatic relations of the  country, promoting economic, politic and cultural interests of our country and starting new dimensions in parliamentary and diplomatic cooperation with all the nations of the world.

IONEL AGRIGOROAEI RPDCSenators Florin Constantinescu and Ionel Agrigoroaei holding high level talks with Korean delegation

Taken under consideration all this elements, on the fore of the senatorial activities during this year where inscribed senators Agrigoroaei Ionel and Constantinescu Florin.

Both senators succeeded in scoring points by promoting Romania’s image in Far East, in the context of the fact that today the cooperation with Far East is the best economic opportunity for Romanian economy.

In the framework of the visits from Peoples Republic of China and the economic forum under the aegis of Romanian Parliament, the two parliamentarians press to open an enlarged dialogue including Korean Peninsula in the framework of cooperation.

Upholding this idea the two senators managed a powerful diplomatic and economic initiative by hosting a high level D.P.R. Korea delegation and sustaining an impressive dialogue destined to re-bond the connection with a valuable economic partner that was totalizing more than a billion dollars in bilateral exchange with Romania prior to 1989.

                 Professor dr. A.carageaSenator Florin Constantinescu-Co-Chair of Romania-Kazakhstan International Conference

Another success was the visit of the two senators in Republic of Moldavia, where by a vigorous dialogue in Chisinau they succeed to offer an impulse to the pro-democracy and pro-Western forces in the country, avoiding the risk of a Ukrainian scenario for the eastern-Prut state.

As such the Romanian parliamentary visit proved instrumental in eluding a negative scenario for the region and European Union as a hall.

The Senator Florin Constantinescu has imposed himself to the public also by Co-Chairing the Romania-Kazakhstan International conference in April 2013 under the banner of Romanian parliament.

Other important actions where: hosting the Kazakhstan parliamentary delegation in April 2013 a move the open the door to re-confirm the strategic partnership with Kazakhstan and pave the way for the June 2013 visit of Prime Minister Victor Ponta to Kazakhstan. This visit was adorned with over 1 billion euro bilateral contracts that will transform Romania in the main connecting corridor between Central Asia and Europe.

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Senator Ionel Agrigoroaei opens the International oriental Art Exhibition-EXOTIQUE

Senator Ionel Agrigoroaei, the most active senator in 2013, had score high for his decisive role in opening the Romanian dialogue with Indochina area, by opening Romania-Laos Business Council, in September 2013, by inaugurating International Art Exhibition-EXOTIQUE, a huge cultural manifestation that encompass cultural objects and art from 10 countries across the eastern area, creating a true cultural bridge between Romania and Asia.

Senator Ionel Agrigoroaei was also involved in the works of Romania-Kazakhstan International Conference from April 2013 and taken the initiative to create parliamentary friendship and cooperation groups with United Arab Emirates and Lao PDR and also taken upon him a major role in inaugurating the Romanian Exhibition in support of Dubai candidature for World Expo 2020.

 Picture Senator AgrigoroaeiSenator Ionel Agrigoroaei inaugurates the Romanian exhibition in support of Dubai-World Expo 2020

Supplementary in the activities destined to promote Romanian image abroad made by Ionel Agrigoroaei we can highlight the visit in May 2013 in Lao PDR, participation to joint committee Romania-Kazakhstan and attending more than 47 diplomatic activities during this year etc.

The two senators also scored impressive in the internal activity.

 Senator Florin Constantinescu managed to obtain 34 parliamentary speeches, 133 open questions, 8 legislative proposals and 22 governmental questioning.

The same is valid for senator Ionel Agrigoroaei that scored 57 governmental questioning, 3 political statements, 7 law initiative’s, 27 parliamentary speeches and over 100 political declarations bring everything to a staggering total of more than 194 high profiles statements during parliamentary works, figures that are bestowing to him a major role in the internal activity of the Romanian Senate.

We also like to remember that senator Ionel Agrigoroaei was commended for his parliamentary activity being declared at the end of 2012/2013 legislature as the best parliamentarian for his sustained activity in promoting Romania and Romanian parliament image as a crucial factor in the foreign policy of our country.

Organizing such sustained activities Romanian Senate has proven that, in spite of negative press campaigns, the role of elected parliamentary institutions remains fundamental in the efforts to internationally represent Romanian national interests.

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December 18, 2013 Posted by | Diplomacy, Economy, Foreign policy, History, Informations, International Relation, Leaders, Mass media, News, Politics | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

ROMANIA-LAOS BUSINESS COUNCIL OPEN HIS GATES

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.

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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”.

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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.

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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.

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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.

ASSISTANCE AT ROMANIA-LAOS

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 

Armenia-Bulgaria-Palestina

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.

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

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

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

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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

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

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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

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

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

Palestina-Malaezia-Cipru-Venezuela

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

Parlament

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) 

Venezuela

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

 

September 17, 2013 Posted by | Diplomacy, Economy, Foreign policy, History, Informations, International Relation, Leaders, Mass media, News, Politics | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

SENATOR VASILICA STELIANA MIRON-VICE-PRESIDENT OF ROMANIA-LAOS GROUP ATTENDS THE BUSINESS COUNCIL OPENING

Today, when we celebrate a moment of maturity in Romania-Laos relations, we can discuss about the events which have made this relation a successful structure for the Romanian diplomacy.

 

Senator Miron

 

The inauguration of Romania-Laos Business Council, the first for the entire region, is a sign of the continuous and strong development of our economic bilateral relations.

The development of the diplomatic relation by the creation of the Honorary Council and unifying by the presence of Mr. Mihai Prundianu of the economic and diplomatic structures is a successful model I wish I saw it applied with all countries in the region and with other diplomatic partners.

Choosing Laos was a conscientious and successful choice.

Not only that Laos has the political maturity and the stability required for a sustained development, but it joins with political power with a fast and constantly developing economy, immune to the current world economic crisis.

The high-level visit organized by PhD. Professor Anton Caragea gave the depth and the necessary human dialogue required for this fast development. The following visit program includes an exchange of visits between the foreign affairs ministers and a new visit o a Romanian delegation in Laos, which will include members of the parliament, under the leadership of PhD. Professor Anton Caragea, which will bring continuity to this dialogue and continuously developing relation.

The parliamentary friendship group Romania-Laos will give its full support to the Romania-Laos Business Council and its President, Mr. Mihai Prundianu, a man of real value, which deserves our trust.

Mr. Prundianu, we congratulate you and we wish you success in the creation and management of Romania-Laos Business Council.

September 17, 2013 Posted by | Diplomacy, Economy, Foreign policy, History, Informations, International Relation, Leaders, Mass media, News, Politics | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

PRESIDENT MIHAI PRUNDIANU OPENS ROMANIA-LAOS BUSINESS COUNCIL

This day is a special moment for the Romanian economic diplomacy: opening of the first business council between Romania and South East Asia country.

 

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I must tell you from the very beginning that this first country is Laos and this not at all a random choice.

Laos is for Romania not only a political partner, a diplomatic partner and a country with similar past, but above all it is a land of potential.

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 touristic potential are only a few of the areas where the Romanian expertise can have a word to say.

I would also like to mention the extraordinary international status of Laos of being THE BEST WORLD TOURISTIC DESTINATION IN 2013, a position envied by everybody, which shows the touristic potential of the country, but also the political and diplomatic influence and Romania can only benefit by cooperation and zonal presence.

That is why I have accepted with honor and pleasure the authorization to represent Romania in the relation with our main partner in the region: Laos.

The opportunities for Romanian businessmen are exceptional and we have the possibility to add to the political and diplomatic relationship between our countries a powerful economic relationship. Therefore, I would like to thank to the Chairman of Romania-Laos Group, Senator Ionel Agrigoroaei for the support given, to PhD. Professor Anton Caragea for organizing and boosting Romanian-Laotian relations, as well as to the Laotian government, Mr. Minister Academician Bosengkham Vongdara, Minister of Tourism, Information and Culture and the Laotian Minister of Foreign Affairs.

The Laotian governmental team managed to transform the country in THE BEST WORLD TOURISTIC DESTINATION, a fast economic growth, this country has become one of the Asiatic tigers and it has understood the importance of Romania – Laos relationship.

 

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The Romania-Laos Business Council will get under my leadership the organizational substance it needs and it will bring together all those who understand the importance of economic diplomacy for the special partnership relation between Romania and Laos.

Thank you all for being present here and I am sure that in the future there will more landmarks in Romania-Laos relations.

September 17, 2013 Posted by | Diplomacy, Economy, Foreign policy, History, Informations, International Relation, Leaders, Mass media, News, Politics | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment