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Romania had celebrated, on 27 September 2015, the WORLD TOURISM DAY, under the banner approved by United Nation`s: One billion tourists! One billion opportunities!

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The event has being organized by the Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation at Romanian Parliament and brought together governmental officials, parliamentarians from economy, industry, environment and tourism committees and diplomats accredited to Bucharest.

The event hosted at Romanian Parliament has marked the WORLD TOURISM DAY and has taken place under the high patronage of European Council on Tourism and Trade.

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This year ceremonies where concentrated on Africa growing role in global tourism rapid development and Ethiopia- WORLD BEST TOURIST DESTINATION FOR 2015.

On this occasion, Professor Dr. Anton Caragea-President Director General of Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation unveiled his official message for WORLD TOURISM DAY-2015.

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Professor Dr. Anton Caragea-President Director General of Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation welcomes Italian delegation at WORLD TOURISM DAY-2015.

This year´s celebration of World Tourism Day must focus on the ability of tourism to transform society, to enable progress and to empower people’s and nations around the world.

Engaging peoples and nations in tourism progress is the dint by which we are building stronger and more resilient communities.

Tourism it helps people to master a variety of skills and to become masters of their life`s.

 One billion tourists across the world, are one billion opportunities for nations to develop, to integrate, to become better known and ultimately to progress further.

Tourism is having an all out positive impact on agriculture, construction or handicrafts.

In a nutshell, tourism creates millions of jobs and business opportunities.

Tourism is having the capacity to lift people from poverty, promote gender empowerment and help protect the environment.

Today on World Tourism Day, we are celebrating his inner ability to constitute itself in a primordial tool to achieve positive change in communities across the world.

On World Tourism Day, I encourage the international tourism actors and key stakeholders to carve out sustainable policies and ensure that nations and communities worldwide rip the benefits of one billion tourists every year and enjoy the opportunities generated by tourism.

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On 10 July 2015 on a special ceremony, in the presence of the Government of Federal Republic of Ethiopia, ambassadors accredited to the country and representatives of different international organizations, H.E. Hailemariam Desalegn-Prime Minister of Ethiopia received the Romanian Parliament Medal for his outstanding merits in international diplomacy.

Romanian Parliament Medal for Prime Minister of Ethiopia

Ceremony for decorating H.E. Prime Minister of Ethiopia with Romanian Parliament Medal 

The Romanian Parliament Medal was entrusted to the leader of Ethiopia for his record in promoting peace and international cooperation, fostering development in his country and promoting Ethiopia as a world leader in tourism, culture and heritage protection.

The Romanian Parliament Medal was offered to the Prime Minister of Ethiopia in a public ceremony by Hon. Senator Ionel Agrigoroaei , Secretary of National Defense and Public Order Committee of Romania and Economic, Industry and Services Committee member of Romanian Parliament.

We must also mention that senator Ionel Agrigoroaei was elected in 2013 and 2014 as leader of activity of Romanian Parliament for his profusely activity on parliament arena.

The latest world international personality, receiver of Romanian Parliament Medal was Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan-H.E. Erlan Idrissov for his role in promoting free and fair international election monitoring into his country, the proposal and the final decision was taken by President Professor Dr. Anton Caragea.

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On the framework of the 8th Meeting of the European Tourism organization held at the Romanian parliament, Professor Dr. Anton Caragea, presented a tourism promotion report entitled: ETHIOPIA : THE PERFECT CULTURAL DESTINATION: THE LAND CHOSEN BY GOD !

European Council on Tourism and Trade President presents the winner of World Best Tourist Destination 2015

The report outlined the main cultural and historical patrimony landmarks of Ethiopia and emphasized the reasons for awarding WORLD BEST TOURIST DESTINATION FOR 2015 PRIZE to ETHIOPIA.

Among the rationale for this nomination Professor Dr. Anton Caragea MA, FINS ETA presented the fallowing key elements:

  • The excellent preservation of humanity landmarks such as: ruins of the city of Aksum- the heart of ancient Ethiopia, Fasil Ghebbi- the residence of the Ethiopian emperors during the 16th and 17th century, Harar Jugol- 82 mosques, 102 shrines, and unique interior design in the townhouses, Lalibela- holy site encompassing eleven medieval stone carved churches from the 13th century, Konso Cultural Landscape (containing 55 kilometers of stonewalled terraces and fortified settlements), Lower Valley of the Awash-where humanity made his first steps and where was found the Eva of all mankind-Lucy fossil’s, Lower Valley of the Omo also containing fragments pertaining to early humanity development and the fossils of Homo Gracilis.


Lalibela-the religious city, Ethiopia capital during XII and XIII centuries and home to the eleven wonderful mountain etched churches-UNESCO heritage

All this sites where recognized as being of world significance and registered as UNESCO World heritage monuments.

  • The rich cultural and historical legacy of Ethiopia is not confined to the previous presented list: new prominent landmarks are added such as: Sheik Hussein Religious, Cultural and Historical Site, Melka Kunture- Paleolithic site in the upper Awash Valley, Gedeo Cultural and Natural Landscape, Bale Mountains National Park, Sof Omar Cave- the longest cave in Ethiopia at 15.1 kilometres long; and the longest system of caves in Africa-sacred for Islam and for local Oromo population.

In order to fully grasp the natural potential of Ethiopia natural parks and natural reservations we must look at the potential of Simien National Park garnering mountain peaks, deep valleys, and sharp precipices dropping about 1,500 m.


  • The ambitious plan drafted by the Government of Ethiopia under the name of Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (PRSP). Tourism as a tool for poverty eradication, for local community development and for economic independence is a successful strategy carved by H.E. Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn.

Community based, social oriented tourism, promoted by Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn, is a perfect way of sharing revenue, growing income and supporting marginal and rural communities development.

The way in which social-tourism has become the base for local economic development, providing benefits to communities, makes social-friendly tourism, the lesson that today-the REPUBLIC OF ETHIOPIA is offering to the world.

  • Giving tourists access to outstanding and pristine nature and the opportunity to explore nature, to contribute to ecological preservation, and the opportunity to visit extraordinary places.

All these regions and national parks, are a model of achieving ecological and green tourism that must be recognized throughout the world.

  • The ongoing development and protection of cultural, religious and historical shrines of the Republic of ETHIOPIA , the transformation of Lalibela into a historical and spiritual centre, offering to the visitors a glimpse into rich culture and heritage of peoples of ETHIOPIA.

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Gondar-the capital of Ethiopia in XVIII and XIX century-UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE site

Lalibela is the land of faith and miracles that must be presented to the world as a center of religious and faith significance equal to Jerusalem only in the world.

Lalibela must be the center of religious pilgrimage and cultural tourism offering to world tourists the complex healing experience of cultural legacy, religious special atmosphere and faith imbued air.

  • The preservation of outstanding historical and cultural heritage in the form of the former capital of the Kingdom of Ethiopia, the Gondar cultural complex , an ample palatial complex from the 13th Century, offering a pungent presence of one of the African greatest empire.

  • Today, Gondar castle complex offers tourists bound for Ethiopia an open air museum with a rare collection of historical and archaeological treasures that educate and enrich the world.

  • The REPUBLIC OF ETHIOPIA is also a perfect center for safari and adventure tourism, offering large areas suitable for this special kind of tourism, and the necessary infrastructure to welcome the adventure seeker, its safety and peace, makes the country, one of the world’s top adventure destinations.

  • Keeping alive community blending traditions, allows tourists and visitors to be part of the ETHIOPIA unique people’s ethnic fabric, which offers the possibility for an enriching cultural experience, are all achievements that make the REPUBLIC OF ETHIOPIA a perfect cultural class destination.

In the speech conclusions, Professor Dr. Anton Caragea, MA,FINS, ETA proposed ETHIOPIA as the winner of WORLD BEST TOURIST DESTINATION FOR 2015 and as receiver of the FAVORITE CULTURAL DESTINATION distinction for 2015.

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Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan- Erlan Idrissov has received ROMANIAN PARLIAMENT MEDAL for his role in fostering the bilateral relations between the two countries and for supporting international monitoring missions, supervising the electoral process in Kazakhstan.


Minister Erlan Idrissov receiver of ROMANIAN PARLIAMENT  MEDAL

Kazakhstan Minister of Foreign Affairs receives ROMANIAN PARLIAMENT MEDAL for his role in promoting the bilateral cooperation.

The official document outlines the fact that, among the reason for the great honor, where counted: the irreproachable organization of the Early Presidential Elections held in Kazakhstan on 26 April 2015 and for the pivotal role of Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan in contributing to the international presence of more than 1.000 foreign monitors.


Under the scrutiny of more than 1.000 international observers, it was clear that: the verdict of international community for the Early Presidential Elections in Kazakhstan can be only one: free and fair and respecting international standards.

The awarding of the MEDAL was also motivated by the:  appreciation of Minister Idrissov exertions and role in fostering the democratic process in Kazakhstan Presidential Elections and for determination in promoting the Romania-Kazakhstan  relations.

We must not that: the latest receiver of the MEDAL was European Parliament President-Jerzy Buzek, and Professor Dr. Anton Caragea, President of IRICE concluded the decoration ceremony  noting: congratulating Minister Erlan Idrissov for receiving this exceptional sign of honor and appreciation for his  activities, we express our determination in working further for the development of Romania-Kazakhstan relations and cooperation.

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On 19 March 2014, at the CEREMONY FOR 2013 DIPLOMATIC PRIZES, H.E. Ambassador of Iraq-Omer Berzinji received the title of BEST AMBASSADOR FOR 2013 according to the decision of Academic and Parliamentary Committee of Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation.


The main election criteria`s where highlighted as being: the promotion activity, the internal recognition inside Romania of the personality of the ambassador, the importance of bilateral relations and the relevance and significance of the bilateral activity, initiated under the leadership of the ambassador etc.

Taking under considerations all the criteria`s, in unanimity, the academic and parliamentary committee has decided to recommend as BEST AMBASSADOR FOR 2013 the name of H.E. Omer Berzinji-Iraq Ambassador to Romania.

The parliamentary and academic committee has considered the powerful role played by Ambassador Omer Berzinji in achieving the successful visit of Minister of  Foreign Affairs of Iraq-H.E. Hoshyar Zebari, in October 2013, the successful cooperation visit of the first ever delegation of foreign affairs department of Government of Kurdistan, under the leadership of Mr. Falah Mustafa Bakir, the brisk and vigorous increase in the number of economic, politic and cultural delegations from Iraq that toured Romania in the last year.

Statistically speaking, the number of Iraqi delegation`s, in the last year, has surpassed the number of Iraqi official visits in the last ten years.

Taking under considerations this outstanding achievements and to bolster the traditional Romanian-Iraqi friendship and to mark the increase interest of Romania in promoting further the bilateral relation, the academic and parliamentary committee decided to host in the Romanian Parliament the official ceremony of bestowing the title of BEST AMBASSADOR FOR 2013 to H.E. Ambassador Omer Berzinji and to offer a public acknowledgement to his role in promoting a successful bilateral relation.

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We present the full text of H.E. Ambassador of Iraq-Omer Berzinji allocution to the BEST AMBASSADOR FOR 2013 CEREMONY:

 Your Excellencies, honored members of the Parliament,

Vice-president of the Senate, Mr. Florin Constantinescu,

Dear Professor Anton Caragea, Director of the Institute for International Relations and Economic Cooperation,

Members of the Diplomatic Corps,

Dear guests from our beloved city of Sulaymaniyah and from the Martyr city of Halabja,

President and members of the Iraqi community,

Members of my family, my dear wife, my dear daughters and    sons-in-law; unfortunately, my son Muhammad couldn’t join us today.


In the beginning I would like to express my sincere thanks and highest consideration to the Romanian Parliament, for their appreciation and for awarding me the prize of “Best Ambassador in Romania for 2013”.

I never have and I never will claim the distinction which you decided to grant me, and for this reason, I appreciate it all the more, and I thank you for it, with all my heart, on my own behalf and on behalf of the Republic of Iraq, as I consider it to be an honor bestowed upon myself, but, before that, an honor bestowed upon my country Iraq, and my dear people.

I assure you that all my actions are made, first of all, for the interest of my country, for the consolidation of relations between our two friendly countries, Iraq and Romania, and for the benefit of both countries’ interest at political, economic, social, cultural and scientific levels, as well as in any other fields, taking into account that both countries are deep-rooted in ancient history, civilization and culture.

I am concerned with Iraq and Romania, at the same time, and I will always remain devoted to both of them, and I consider it my duty not to forget to say the same about my colleague, the Romanian Ambassador to Baghdad, Mr. Iacob Preda.

Dear Ladies and Gentlemen,

I commit myself to continue serving this relation and to pursue the interest of both countries, while the Embassy will always be at your service.

The achievement of all noble and diplomatic goals is my principle,

 The dialogue is my path,

 The high morals define my conduct,

 Moderation is my way,

 The high motivation runs through my veins,

 The praiseworthy results are my objective,

 Iraq is in my heart and Romania as well,

 Love and friendship are my motto, for all of you and the Iraqi brothers and sisters living in Romania.


Thank you once again for joining me on this happy occasion!

March 22, 2014 Posted by | Diplomacy, Economy, Foreign policy, History, Informations, International Relation, Leaders, Mass media, News, Politics | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment