|Posted by OSCE on September 25, 2017 at 11:05 AM|
Bucharest Conference on OSCE nation members express their support on the Parliamentary Assembly for Sustainable Development Goals reaching the benchmark of 250 MP`s from across the world pledging their support and efforts in transforming SDG initiative in a world level success for the betterment of life on our planet.
Bucharest Conference on OSCE has already supported with OSCE parliamentarians the efforts of Parliamentary Assembly for Sustainable Development Goals and will continually be involved in implementing across Europe and America the SDG objectives.
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.”
“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.
European Council on International Relations, The Institute of International Relations and European Cooperation, European Council on Tourism and Trade, European Academy together 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.
European Academy 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
|Posted by OSCE on September 25, 2017 at 10:50 AM|
The Bucharest Conference on OSCE decided in an executive board meeting held on 25 September 2017 to strongly support and uphold the principles outlined in the CARACAS DECLARATION and to express a firm support to the legitimate government of President Nicolas Maduro.
The full text of the CARACAS PROCLAMATION can be accessed here:
GLOBAL DIALOGUE FOR PEACE, SOVEREIGNTY AND BOLIVARIAN DEMOCRACY
Caracas, September 16th - 19th, 2017
We, the representatives of political, social, religious and trade union organizations and the personalities and intellectuals from 60 countries of the world have gathered in Caracas from September 16th to September 19th, 2017, in the framework of the World Conference "Todos Somos Venezuela: Dialogue for Peace, Sovereignty and Bolivarian Democracy". We firmly support the people and government of Venezuela in the face of the US imperialism attacks, which every day aggravates its destabilizing actions against the Bolivarian Homeland.
These actions have reached their most dramatic expression in the fascist violence unleashed between the months of April and July of this year, which left the unfortunate balance of 115 dead citizens, thousands of injured, generalized damages and psychological aggression against the entire Venezuelan people.
Today, the political aggression of the US imperialism is carried out personally by US President Donald Trump, who not only threatens to use his military forces against Venezuela but also leads a rarely seen diplomatic siege from the Organization of American States (OAS) with the participation of some governments of the region in order to undermine the strength of the Bolivarian democracy. At the same time, he formalizes, through an Executive Order, the implementation of the financial blockade that had already been applied "to choke the Venezuelan economy."
Representatives from 60 countries subscribed to the CARACAS PROCLAMATION.
The imperialist aggression against the Bolivarian Revolution is a flagrant violation of the Proclamation of Latin America and the Caribbean as a Zone of Peace endorsed by the presidents of all the countries of the region during the Second Summit of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) held in Havana in January 2014, which defends the sovereign right of each country to determine its own destiny without foreign interference.
The administration of President Donald Trump, along with prominent spokesmen of the Venezuelan anti-nationalist opposition, deploys a plan aimed at destabilizing the State institutions through a set of maneuvers that were unveiled and defeated thanks to a political decision of great significance based on the philosophical thinking of Commander Hugo Chavez, historical leader of the Bolivarian Revolution, as it was the election, establishment and setting up of the National Constituent Assembly.
Through the Constituent Assembly, the Venezuelan people inaugurates a new historical moment ratifying and deepening the foundations of the social, democratic State of law and justice enshrined in the Bolivarian Constitution of 1999. At the same time, peace was reached in a clear demonstration of the failure of the extreme right-wing forces that carried out the horror of the generalized violence.
We, the representatives of political, social, religious and trade union organizations and the personalities and intellectuals attending this World Conference "Todos Somos Venezuela: Dialogue for Peace, Sovereignty and Bolivarian Democracy" are firmly convinced of the importance of the political dialogue promoted by President Nicolas Maduro, with its most recent meeting held in the Dominican Republic by representatives of the Bolivarian Government and those of the so-called Mesa de la Unidad Democrática (Opposition Coalition’s Parties), an alliance that brings together all sectors of the Venezuelan opposition. Hence, we strongly support the dialogue proposal promoted by the Bolivarian Government.
Quite the contrary to the statements made by extreme right-wing sectors in different parts of the world with the support of the large transnational corporations of disinformation, we emphasize that the electoral and democratic agenda continues. In Venezuela, in a few weeks, there will be regional elections, and the municipal and presidential elections will be held in 2018, as well as the referendum that will confirm or not the new constitutional text drafted by the National Constituent Assembly. In what other country of the world can a democratic practice of such dimension be found?
Hence, we condemn the despicable lies, fake news and distortions about Venezuelan reality as the main strategy to discredit the Bolivarian Revolution and the legitimate government of President Nicolas Maduro.
We also support the efforts of the government and the people of Venezuela to overcome the serious problems arising from the economic warfare conducted from the highest levels of the US government.
Our commitment to peace, sovereignty and the Bolivarian democracy is closely linked to the development of a broad and permanent conference of solidarity in each country, promoted by every political, social, religious and trade union organization of democratic nature that participates in this Conference.
The defense of the Bolivarian Revolution is an unavoidable duty of the peoples of Latin America, the Caribbean and the world. This is based on the understanding that in Venezuela, the right to sovereignty, independence, self-determination and integration of our peoples is defended.
Using the words of Jose Marti, with the defense of the independence of Venezuela we will prevent the United States from falling, with an even greater force, upon our American lands.
Caracas, September 19th, 2017
|Posted by OSCE on September 25, 2017 at 10:35 AM|
The Secretary General of Conference on OSCE Ambassador Tiberius Puiu met the Executive President of the Parliamentary Assembly for Sustainable Development Goals, Dr. Anton Caragea, on 24 June 2017 in Copenhagen.
The two discussed prospects for closer co-operation between the Assembly and the OSCE's executive structures, notably in enhancing the OSCE’s efforts to develop a comprehensive and inclusive strategy for the implementation of SDG at organization level and to realize a series of policy brief on the role of SDG in enhancing global efficiency of responses to emerging crisis situations.
“I highly value the Parliamentary Assembly for Sustainable Development Goals contribution to the work of the Organization and, as Secretary General, I intend to reinforce our co-operation,” mbassador Puiu said. “At the Vilnius Ministerial Council, the 56 participating States invited the entire OSCE family, to be a part of Parliamentary Assembly for Sustainable Development Goals, to make concrete proposals on developing a more effective response to emerging crisis and conflict situations. I look forward to working together on this important task.”
During his visit to Copenhagen, Professor Dr. Anton Caragea is also meeting with the Speaker of the Danish Parliament, Mogens Lykketoft, and with Danish parliamentarians, including members of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly, and senior officials of the Danish Foreign Ministry.
|Posted by OSCE on May 18, 2017 at 7:00 AM|
L'Europe a un nouveau partenaire diplomatique dans DALI HAUTE PARFUMERIE - le créateur du MEILLEUR PARFUM DU MONDE pour 2017.
La décision a été annoncée lors des célébrations de la Journée de l'Europe par le président du Conseil Européen du Tourisme et du Commerce, le professeur Anton Caragea.
Des partenariats diplomatiques européens sont conclus pour montrer au monde le savoir faire européen et offrir aux leaders étrangers un avant-goût de la tradition et de la culture européennes dans le monde.
Les articles les plus prestigieux et luxueux d'Europe sont inclus dans la liste des partenariats diplomatiques.
A l’occasion de la Journée de l’Europe 2017, la France a reçu une nouvelle reconnaissance en tant que Centre Mondial de la culture et du style de vie, avec le titre de Créateur du MEILLEUR PARFUM DU MONDE pour 2017, attribué à DALI HAUTE PARFUMERIE.
Le parfum est à partir du XVIIème siècle une partie intégrante de la culture européenne et doit être inscrit comme un élément essentiel du développement du tourisme, les touristes étant attirés vers les centres de création de parfums.
Aujourd’hui, la quête de parfums exclusifs, des secrets du métier de parfumeur a une nouvelle adresse: Dali Haute Parfumerie, MEILLEUR PARFUM DU MONDE pour 2017, basée à Paris.
Dali Haute Parfumerie vient d’être honorée du titre de MEILLEUR PARFUM DU MONDE pour 2017 grâce à son interprétation des bijoux exceptionnels créés par Salvador Dali, qui ont donné naissance à des fragrances uniques, façonnées par le célèbre parfumeur Alberto Morillas.
Dali Haute Parfumerie est inspirée de la Collection de bijoux créés par l’artiste, les flacons d’exception devenant eux-mêmes des œuvres d’art, de véritables bijoux que l’on se doit de conserver pour les générations à venir.
C’est Jean-Pierre Grivory, Président Directeur-Général de Cofinluxe, qui a eu cette idée audacieuse de lancer une nouvelle marque de parfums de niche, en puisant son inspiration dans l’œuvre artistique de Salvador Dali. Un acte visionnaire qui conduit DALI HAUTE PARFUMERIE vers le succès mondial. Avoir son propre parfum signé Salvador Dali chez soi, est sans doute le meilleur cadeau que Dali Haute Parfumerie puisse offrir aux amoureux de la Haute Parfumerie.
Mais la magie ne s’arrête pas au flacon.
Les flacons Dali Haute Parfumerie se font réceptacle de fragrances façonnées par l’un des meilleurs Parfumeurs-créateurs au monde et vous emmènent voyager à travers ses essences.
Dans chacune des fragrances Dali Haute Parfumerie, vous trouverez les matières premières les plus rares de la parfumerie, comme l’absolu d’ambrette, l’absolu de fleur d’oranger, l’ylang ylang, le patchouli d’Indonésie, l’Ambrox, autant d’essences naturelles qui vous transportent instantanément dans un voyage onirique.
La lettre officielle rédigée pour M. Jean-Pierre Grivory, Président Directeur-Général de COFINLUXE (la société mère de Dali Haute Parfumerie) le 9 mai 2017, Journée de l’Europe, qui décerne le prix de Meilleur Parfum au Monde 2017 à Dali Haute Parfumerie, note:
« À partir d’aujourd’hui, DALI HAUTE PARFUMERIE reçoit la reconnaissance de la qualité au sein de l’industrie des cosmétiques et parfums et un signe de confiance sur les marchés internationaux en tant que MEILLEUR PARFUM DU MONDE POUR 2017.
Le 9 mai, Journée de l’Europe où nous célébrons les valeurs de notre continent et tout ce que nos peuples produisent, et en présence du corps diplomatique accrédité dans notre institution, nous signerons publiquement le décret conférant le titre officiel de CRÉATEUR DU MEILLEUR PARFUM DU MONDE POUR 2017 à DALI HAUTE PARFUMERIE.
À partir d’aujourd’hui, DALI HAUTE PARFUMERIE sera utilisé dans le cadre de cadeaux protocolaires, de la découverte de nouveaux produits, de présentations de marques, de délégations internationales et d’événements internationaux liés au tourisme, au commerce et à la diplomatie à travers le monde, en faveur de l’industrie européenne, de l’esprit d’innovation et de prouesses culturelles.
Le Conseil Européen du Tourisme et du Commerce a fièrement couronné Dali Haute Parfumerie pour son esprit unique et astucieux qui promeut les valeurs européennes et universelles à travers les créations de Salvador Dali et en mettant en avant le savoir-faire français, la culture européenne et la magie d’un créateur de parfums exceptionnels : Alberto Morillas.»
|Posted by OSCE on May 17, 2017 at 5:35 PM|
Europe has a new diplomatic partner in DALI HAUTE PARFUMERIE - the creator of WORLD FAVORITE PERFUME IN 2017.
The decision has being announced during EUROPE DAY celebrations by European Council on Tourism and Trade President, Professor Dr. Anton Caragea.
European diplomatic partnerships are concluded in order to showcase to the world the European savoir faire and know how and to offer to foreign leaders a taste of what European tradition and culture stands for in the world.
Europe's most prestigious and luxurious items are included on the diplomatic partnerships list.
From May 9, 2017, DALI HAUTE PARFUMERIE creations: uniting Salvador Dali art with perfume creation technique of famous perfumer: Alberto Morillas had being inscribed on this list.
On the occasion of Europe Day 2017, France has received a new recognition as the center of world culture and lifestyle with the title of CREATOR OF WORLD FAVORITE PERFUME being saliently ascribed to DALI HAUTE PARFUMERIE.
The Perfume is from 17th century onwards an intricate part of European culture and must be inscribed as a part of tourism development as tourists are attracted by magic places where perfume is made and by perfume artists.
Today the quest for exclusive perfumes, for the secrets of the perfume creators has a new address: Dali Haute Parfumerie, World Favorite Perfume in 2017, based in Paris.
Dali Haute Parfumerie has just being honored with the title of World Favorite Perfume for 2017, in appreciation of his original interpretation of exceptional jewels created by Salvador Dali from which aroused the inspiration for creating unique perfumes, carved by the world famous perfume maker: Alberto Morillas.
Dali Haute Parfumerie has being inspired by the jewels collections created by the artist and now the exceptional perfume bottles are transformed in works of art, the jewels on the cap have to be preserved and kept in house for generations to come.
It was Mr. Jean-Pierre Grivory, President Director General of Cofinluxe that harbored the bold idea to launch a new luxury perfume brand, based on the artistic creations of Salvador Dali.
A visionary decision that ascribed DALI HAUTE PARFUMERIE on the road to universal recognition and success
Having your own signed Salvador Dali perfume in your house is without doubt the greatest gift that Dali Haute Parfumerie is offering to the aficionados of high end perfumes.
But the magic doesn’t stop at the bottle!
The perfume bottles of Dali Haute Parfumerie are the chalice that is protecting the fragrances carved by one of the world`s best perfume artists, fragrances that will invite you on a voyage across the essences of life.
Inside every Dali Haute Parfumerie fragrance you will find the rarest raw materials and substances in the perfume industry ranging from: absolute ambrette, orange blossom absolute, musk, patchouli of Indonesia, ylang-ylang, so many natural aromas and essences that will instantly transport you in a oneiric voyage.
In the official letter penned for Mr. Jean-Pierre Grivory, President Director General of COFINLUXE (the parent company of Dali Haute Perfumerie)on May 9, 2017, on Europe Day and announcing Dali Haute Parfumerie as World Favorite Perfume in 2017 is noted that:
«Starting today DALI HAUTE PARFUMERIE is receiving the precious recognition of quality for cosmetics and perfume’s industry and a sign of trust on international markets as the WORLD FAVORITE PERFUME FOR 2017.
On May 9, on the EUROPE DAY, when we are celebrating the values of our continent and all that our peoples are producing and in the presence of diplomatic corps accredited to our institution we have publicly signed the decree conferring the official title of WORLD FAVORITE PERFUME FOR 2017 to DALI HAUTE PARFUMERIE.
From today DALI HAUTE PARFUMERIE fragrances will be used for protocol gifts, product tasting, for brand presentations, for international delegations and international events related to tourism, trade and diplomacy across the world, promoting Europe industriousness, innovation spirit and cultural prowess.
European Council on Tourism and Trade proudly crowned Dali Haute Parfumerie for the unique and astute spirit of promoting the European, but also universal values of Salvador Dali creations and encapsulating in his perfumes the French spirit, the European culture and the magic of a great perfume artist Alberto Morillas».
For orders and special request kindly consult the list of Official Distributors and Partners of DALI HAUTE PARFUMERIE or contact direct Orders Department at: +33 1 55 37 71 72
|Posted by OSCE on September 5, 2016 at 6:55 AM|
On the occasion of World Tourism Conference, held between 11 and 13 June 2016, the members of European Tourism Academy had elected in vigorous appreciation H.E. Samdech HUN SEN as honorary member of European Tourism Academy for his contribution to World Tourism Development and for upholding the values of cultural tourism on universal level during 2015-World Conference on Culture and Tourism.
United Nations Secretary General-Ban Ki Moon and H.E. Samdech HUN SEN. United Nations hosted the successful 2015-WORLD TOURISM CONFERENCE in Siem Reap-Cambodia
The official letter, announcing the felicitous addition to the list of celebrated world personalities of the name of Cambodian Prime Minister-Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo-HUN SEN was made public by the Office of the President of European Council on Tourism and Trade.
The official decision, publicized by European Council on Tourism and Trade encourages Cambodia to continue the protection of his tremendous cultural heritage and to use it as an education hub for all mankind:
H.E. Samdech HUN SEN of Cambodia, a staunch promoter of elegant Khmer Style Shirts receives a bow from U.S. President-Barack Obama.
In the new millennium Cultural and Historical Tourism becomes the beacon on which the life of billions of peoples is improved and enriched.
Cultural tourism is today a part of nation building and an intricate part of the nation’s international image.
In today`s world, a nation cannot project his external dimension, and cannot imagine his diplomatic activity in the absence of promoting his historic patrimony and boost his cultural prowess(….)
Under Your Excellency leadership, the Government of Kingdom of Cambodia has for a long time recognized and abated the importance of culture and tourism as key facilitators for the country development and international promotion.(..)
Professor Dr. Anton Caragea- European Council on Tourism and Trade (center photo) and Academician Mircea Constantinescu (extreme right in the photo) are announcing the decision of selecting H.E. Prime Minister of Cambodia- Samdech HUN SEN as a WORLD LEADER OF TOURISM AND DEVELOPMENT.
Your Excellency has being true to his word and commitment and by protecting and promoting the incredible legacy left to us by the Khmer Kings of Angkor had helped the incredible resurgence of the Khmer people in XXI century.
Cambodia was lifted from the brink of extinction to another horizon of hope and future development and Khmer people is building today the new temples of Phnom Penh: a steel and glass city that will echo the buildings of the past.
The letter inked and sealed by H.E. European Council on Tourism and Trade President-Professor Dr. Anton Caragea and European Tourism Academy Director-Dr. Mircea Constantinescu for H.E. Prime Minister of Kingdom of Cambodia concludes:
This is a statement of confidence in the bright future of Khmer nation and practical measures put in place, made your country succeeding in the 2016- WORLD BEST TOURIST DESTINATION AWARD competition and be accepted as FAVORITE CULTURAL DESTINATION for your nations incredible weight of culture, history prowess and contribution to humanity legacy.
This is a new momentous achievement for CAMBODIA, a moment that is due to your exertions.
|Posted by OSCE on September 5, 2016 at 6:20 AM|
Office of The Press Secretary
Statement by the Bucharest OSCE Conference Congratulating the 2016 European Tourism Academy Prize Recipients
On behalf of the Conferenc on OSCE, We congratulate Cambodia's Prime Minister H.E. HUN SEN on winning the European Tourism Academy Development Prize.
Prime Minister HUN SEN activities is an inspiring reminder that lasting peace and security can only be achieved when powerful perosnalities are empowered to forge their own future and that democracy is both possible and necessary for the world development
Under Prime Minister HUN SEN astutes policies the Cambodian people have made remarkable strides in building an inclusive democracy and a powerful economy and being world recognized as a power house name in tourism and culture.
Prime Minister HUN SEN has being the author of the national and peaceful dialogue in the Kingdom of Cambodia.
Under his leadership Cambodian`s voted in free elections, forged a new constitution that upholds human rights and equality for all people, including women and minorities, and formed an efficient government, showing that democracy and rposeprity can indeed thrive together.
The award of EUROPEAN TOURISM ACADEMY and EUROPEAN COUNCIL ON TOURISM AND TRADE is therefore also a tribute to the perseverance and courage of the Cambodian people who, steadfast supported Prime Minister HUN SEN activties and have come together in a spirit of unity, compromise and tolerance.
Just as the world must support the Cambodian people, we must stand with Prime Minister HUN SEN actions that are building a perfect Cambodia of tomorrow.
In this never-ending work for development, justice and peace, Prime Minister HUN SEN have a steadfast partner in the peoples of Europe.
Public informations regarding H.E. Prime Minister HUN SEN world development prize:
EUROPEAN TOURISM ACADEMY
Congratulations started to come, from all the corners, for Prime Minister of Kingdom of Cambodia recognized as a WORLD LEADER FOR TOURISM AND DEVELOPMENT:
EUROPEAN COUNCIL ON TOURISM AND TRADE
WORLD TOURISM AWARDS
Members of European Countries Parliaments addressed also their congratulation messages:
WORLD TOURISM AWARDS
WORLD TOURISM AWARDS
EUROPEAN TOURISM NEWS
On 22 June 2016 ceremony, Academician Mircea Constantinescu, Director of European Tourism Academy, presented according to world academic rules the LAUDATIO-the welcoming speech for the new European Academician DR. HUN SEN-Prime Minister of Cambodia.
The official European Academy LAUDATIO can be read out here:
EUROPEAN TOURISM ACADEMY
EUROPEAN COUNCIL ON TOURISM AND TRADE
WORLD TOURISM AWARDS
|Posted by OSCE on August 25, 2015 at 4:30 AM|
Bucharest Conference on Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe is expressing his satisfaction at the thawing of relations between Europe and Ethiopia-most developed East African state.
Ethiopia has being recognized as the most economically dynamic country in Africa, a beacon of democracy and development in the region and now was recognized as the World`s Best Tourist Destination.
Ethiopia has become a symbol of African pride and renaissance.
ECTT President announces that Ethiopia was recognized as the leading tourism and cultural power of Africa.
On 25 June 2015, the European Council for Tourism and Trade (ECTT) based in European Union , unanimously selected Ethiopia as the World Best Tourist Destination for 2015 and favorite cultural destination for 2015.
Among several countries, Ethiopia has obtained the award in recognition for its tourism potential, acumen reform of tourism industry and indelible cultural and historical patrimony.
Similarly, the Council nominated Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn with the Academician-Honorary Member of European Tourism Academy , for his determined leadership role in promoting tourism as a tool for economic development of Ethiopia.
As per the press release of the Council, the recognition was awarded after a report entitled “Ethiopia: the perfect cultural destination; the land chosen by God!” was presented by Prof. Dr. Anton Caragea, President of the Council.
The report describes the successful efforts of Ethiopia in becoming a major tourist destination, through “the excellent preservation of humanity landmarks”, such as the ruins of the city of Aksum, Fasil Ghebbi, Harar Jugol, Lalibela, Konso Cultural Landscape, the Lower Valley of the Awash, the Lower Valley of the Omo, registered as UNESCO World heritage monuments. It has also been indicated that sites such as the Sheik Hussein religious, cultural and historical site, Melka Kunture Paleolithic site, Gedeo Cultural and Natural Landscape, Bale Mountains National Park and the Sof Omar Cave are prominent tourism landmarks of Ethiopia.
Prof. Dr. Anton Caragea further stated that the Government of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, recognizing the importance of tourism as a key facilitator for development, created an exemplary institution known as Tourism Transformation Council to properly handle the promotion and management of Ethiopian tourism.
Established in 2006 the European Council on Tourism and Trade is a leading world and regional tourism organization, representing a market of 800 million customers from all around Europe with members and delegations in 28 countries.
As a driving force in the international promotion of tourism, it is selecting the world leaders and countries to become a part of the structure and to raise a unified voice and position on the global tourism agenda.
The awarding ceremony will be held in the presence of Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn and several dignitaries on 10 July 2015 at the National Palace followed by a colorful cultural music show.
The colourful musical show offered for WORLD BEST TOURISM DESTINATION AWARD ceremony
The Delegation, led by the President of the Council, is also expected to visit the Cultural and historical tourism destinations of Ethiopia as part of a familiarization trip.
The award is expected to promote Ethiopia’s tourism destination on the European stage and enhance the government’s effort of lifting up the country to the top five tourist destination in Africa. In the Second Growth and Transformation Plan (GTP), the government aspires to collect USD 6 billion from 2 million tourists. In the performance of the first GTP, the number of influxing tourists was 770,000 and USD 2.9 billion revenue has been generated.
|Posted by OSCE on January 12, 2015 at 7:10 AM|
In the world of today, gripped by economic crisis, unemployment, financial woes and deep recession, we are seldom confronted by successful stories of countries weathering the storm and creating a better life for their citizens.
Chairman of the Conference on OSCE-Professor Dr. Anton Caragea
In this bleak picture of world economic crisis, we can observe one positive example of a nation in continuous development, an example that must be transformed in a source of inspiration to us all: Kazakhstan.
Just a few days ago, President Nursultan Nazarbayev of Kazakhstan announced to his country and world an ambitious program called: New Economic Policy, that must provide the nation of Kazakhstan with continuous development, economic opportunities and a better future, despite the world economic crisis that is engulfing almost the entire world.
The program in his amplitude and powerful vision can only be ascribed to the US President Franklin Delano Roosevelt plan called New Deal, that offered United States the opportunity to develop and emerge victorious from the world economic crisis of 1929-1933 and allowed US to win the second world war and to impose herself as the leading nation after the world conflagration.
This is the only similar, lofty and all encompassing plan that is rising up to the level of the vision of President Nazarbayev of Kazakhstan.
The New Economic Policy (Bright Path- or “Nyrly Zhol” in Kazakh language) is carved on the proven lesson of the economic giant John Maynard Keynes, but is taken in consideration also other factors such as: the economic situation of Kazakhstan, the important geostrategic position of the country and the specificity of Kazakh economy.
The first positive fact that we have to highlighted is the historic proven reality that President Nazarbayev of Kazakhstan had already confronted and succeed in elevating his country from the devastating effects of economic crisis of 2007-2009, making Kazakhstan the only Central Asian country and amongst a very select few nations that avoided the devastating crisis of the period in question.
Today with the same acumen and statesmanship, President Nursultan Nazarbayev is creating the bases of a sound economic development policy, carved out of investing in economy, supporting the reconstruction or building of a new infrastructure comprising of: roads, railroads and air connections to unite Western China and Eastern Europe, conserving the banking system and investing in new technologies, education and social projects.
Off course, we have to confess that Kazakhstan is in a perfect shape to confront this new wave of world crisis: is having a perfect economic management, incredible resources and energetic potential and a perfect strategic position and a huge National Fund that can be used for investment and growth.
This platform for future development is not in place by chance.
No, it is the result of the seasoned and sophisticated policies of Kazakhstan leader, that in the time of buoyant economic activity and of oil prices topping the 120 dollars per barrel, did not spend out the money, but collected all in a National Fund, well administrated, wisely constructed, that today is giving to the nation of Kazakhstan the opportunity to develop at a rapid pace, not waiting for foreign loans or investments (difficult to acquire in this time of depression) but by national means and internal investments.
If Kazakhstan of today is a symbol of resilience in time of global economic meltdown, this can be traced back to the time of booming, when Kazakhstan did not wasted money and resources, but wisely collected and treasured them for time of need and now this hour is at hand.
Today Kazakhstan is creating a huge investment fund for development of infrastructure, infrastructure that will allow the country to be better connected, to make financial economies and to offer a better standard of living to all citizens.
If this plan is anything to go by, unemployment will be a difficult word to find in any Kazakh dictionary.
The New Economic Policy is also concentrated in building up an economic giant to be inscribed amongst the most 30 developed nations of the world.
When, five years ago this was looking like a far reaching goal, set up by Kazakhstan leadership, today this can be at the country grasp, as the rest of the world is confronted by a quagmire economic slowdown.
This ambitious program of investing in railroads, roads, and maritime infrastructure and land and air facilities, will make Astana and Kazakhstan the future hub for economic investors and for development in Asia and Europe.
Already the benefits can be seen: as Astana airport has received more than 3, 5 million air travelers per year and the figures are expected to double to over 7 million travelers by 2017.
The continuous investment in Expo 2017 is another proof of the vitality and resilience of Kazakhstan economy in this troubled economic climate and together with the country research, created in high level technological parks in Atyrau and Taraz and university research development is creating the broad vista of an technological giant in the rise.
Tourism will be another launch pad for a country that is enjoying a rich natural diversity, a huge territory, a wonderful landscape and incredible touristic opportunities.
This sector will become, in the future, not only a national prestige and recognition source, but also a major income and job creator in the economy and in this regard the potential of Kazakhstan is as great as the territory of the country itself: enormous.
One cannot stop in observing that: while other countries are putting the social services as risk, in the vain hope that they can make some economy in this field, sacrificing the living standard of their people, Kazakhstan is tacking exactly the opposite road.
The social expenditure will rise offering better education, better housing, better living condition and increasing the standard of living of Kazakhstani people propelling in the mean time the economic growth.
This is not just a wonderful example of social oriented and wise leadership, but also a sound economic policy; wealthier people will work harder, will produce better, will encourage and foster the national economy.
A wonderful lesson of social development and economic benefits is inscribed in Kazakhstan President message.
This ample and visionary policy will without a doubt inscribe the country on the list of the most sought after investor destination.
Already support for the economic development plan and interest in participating in this wonderful economic bustling program was rife amongst foreign investor, with over 100 international companies queuing for participation in the development of Kazakhstan.
We can add to this list the pledges of support from European Bank for Reconstruction, Islamic Development Bank, the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank who are lined up, offering to the country the financial support and most of all the confidence vote of the world economic power house enterprises.
President of Kazakhstan-Nursultan Abishevich Nazarbayev is constructing the model of a perfect country.
Drawing the line, the message of the Kazakhstan leader for his people is a full of confidence one: confidence in the chances to weather out the crisis, confidences in the country future and ability to develop further, optimist in chances of Kazakhstan to continue to be a world beckon of economic wisdom, internal unity and developed and full integrated society.
The readers might ask what is the significance for a wider, world audience of these flourishing perspectives of the nation of Kazakhstan?
Well the answer is clear: if Chinese model of avoiding the economic crisis is based on the huge internal market and the potential of 1, 4 billion people to confront the economic crisis, than what other model can the world adopt to avoid the present-day economic quagmire?
The answer is simple; Kazakhstan model of sound growth, development policies, social expenditure, and internal investment on a market of 18 million consumers is a model that can be applied by the majority of world countries.
When President Nazarbayev outlined his generous vision for the people of Kazakhstan, he outlined what can be a template for world leaders and nations in extracting their nations from the suffering of economic hardship and direct them towards sustainable growth.
In 1933 the world listen, glue to their radio sets, to the message of hope of US president F.D. Roosevelt offering to his people the way out of world economic turmoil encapsulate in a New Deal program, today we can watch on our television sets the message of the New Economic Policy of Kazakhstan and entertain a glimmer of hope: if Kazakhstan can do it, then so we can.
Yes. We can!
|Posted by OSCE on November 15, 2014 at 9:35 AM|
On the indication of H.E. Professor Dr. Anton Caragea the electronic media, video agencies, printed publications and other mass media from 20 countries had offered excerpts from the inteview of H.E.Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Kazakhstan to Romania-Mr. Daulet Batrashev.
Kazakhstan President H.E. Nursultan Nazarbayev-creator of free Kazakhstan of today and a true leader of turkic world.
We have the pleasure of presenting to you the full text of the interview of H.E.Daulet Batrashev-Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Kazakhstan.
Question: Your Excellency just started Your mandate in Romania, as the first ambassador of Kazakhstan to our country. What is the message of Your appointment and Your vision for the bilateral relation?
Answer: Romania-Kazakhstan bilateral relation is evolving rapidly and continuously in the right direction.
I will just emphasize that in 2012, Kazakhstan President took the decision to upgrade the status of the Diplomatic Mission of Kazakhstan to Romania to the Embassy and now, in 2014, I was appointed as the Ambassador of Kazakhstan to Your country.
This is a proof that on diplomatic level the trend is clearly ascending.
I will just add to this the fact that “KazMunayGas International” (former Rompetrol) investment is the largest foreign investment of Kazakhstan outside our borders and we have the plan to continue and develop our investment into Romania.
I will reiterate the fact that the Memorandum between the Romanian State and “KMG International” is creating a bilateral investment fund of up to one billion dollars that will dramatically increase and diversify the investments of Kazakhstan into Romanian economy, creating a solid base for our ever developing bilateral relations.
If we add to this, the reality that our political dialogue is based on a perfect understanding and our recent history is paved with moments that are marking our bilateral friendship such as: the Romanian support for Kazakhstan chairmanship at Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), the high level presence of Romanian President and Prime Minister at the OSCE summit in Astana 2010 and we have a dynamic view of this relation.
Kazakhstan noted the enthused European support for His Excellency President Nursultan Nazarbayev’s initiative for creating a platform of security and cooperation in Europe and Asia say`s Ambassador Daulet Batrashev in dialogue with President-Professor Dr. Anton Caragea MA,FINS, EDA.
We in Kazakhstan noted the enthused support of Romania towards His Excellency President Nursultan Nazarbayev’s initiative for creating a platform of security and cooperation in Europe and Asia, based on the models of OSCE and Shanghai Organization, that could be beneficial to Romania, Kazakhstan and the world.
Concluding, I will underline the fact that Romania and Kazakhstan are starting their journey on the road for a strategic friendship based on our common political vision, economic interests and common foreign policy principles.
„Kazakhstan foreign policy strides for political dialogue, for creating a climate of understanding, dialogue-Ambassador Daulet Batrashev”
Question: What should Romanians know about today`s Kazakhstan. If Your long time history as the country on the Silk Road, of the state of Kazakh Khans of Turkestan is well known and documented, what is the image of today’s Kazakhstan?
Answer: Today Kazakhstan is a vibrant, modern and rapidly developing country.
President Nursultan Nazarbayev envisioned our country as „a Kazakh snow leopard, enriched with Western elegance, multiplied by our high level of development and wisdom and tenacity.”
I could not find a better description of our vision for Kazakhstan of tomorrow.
Kazakhstan of today envisages becoming the main economic hub between Europe and Asia, between the emerging markets of China and the developed Europe.
Kazakhstan hopes to become the main economic hub between Europe and Asia.
This new Silk Road of riches and commerce will stretch a total of 8,445km, with 2,233km in Russia, 2,787km in Kazakhstan, and 3,425km in China. This modern highway will pass through Aktobe, Kyzylorda, South-Kazakhstan, Zhambyl and Almaty regions of Kazakhstan.
This European-Chinese connector follows the same caravan routes as the Silk Road, the trade “highway” that ran from China to the Middle East and Europe, and saw its greatest use during the 14 centuries.
The new Silk Road will boost trade, commerce and will better and faster connect the land masses of Europe and Asia and will become not only a viable economic initiative, but will also generate work places, will help people rip benefits and have a better standard of life and by this we will enjoy in our regions political stability and prosperity.
This new Silk Road’s significance is far from just being a bridge of trade and exchange of goods, but will create a better understanding and dialogue causeway between the peoples of Europe and Asia.
I want also to draw Your readers attention towards a new concept launched by Kazakhstan under the name of «Silk Wind» project, by launching container train “China – Kazakhstan – Caspian Sea – Caucasus – Turkey – Europe.
According to the concept craved out by Kazakhstan, we envisage that cargo containers from China by railroad will be delivered to the Kazakh port of Aktau on the Caspian Sea. Then they will be loaded on cargo sea ferry and from here they will go to the Azerbaijani port – to Baku, and then again by railroad to Georgian ports where the fright goods will be delivered to the ports of Europe.
This economic concept build by our country within the framework of the diversification of transport and transit routes, was discussed at the conference “TransEurasia 2014″, during the past VII Astana Economic Forum in May 2014, when we have started building an international investors consensus in bringing to light this “Silk Wind” transnational project.
This commercial and economic initiative was completed in the political arena by President Nazarbayev’s appeal for a better dialogue and a common dialogue between Europe and Asia known as the Conference on Interaction and Confidence-Building Measures in Europe and Asia.
This is clearly marking the fact that Kazakhstan foreign policy strives not only for economic development and facilitating creation of trading corridors between Europe and Asia, but also strives for political dialogue, for creating a climate of understanding, dialogue, avoiding tensions and conflicts and creating a platform for dialogue between the countries of Asia and Europe.
Our country’s initiative is based on our successful Chairmanship of Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe for 2010 and on our prominent track records as members of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization and the Eurasian Economic Union.
We are proposing our experience in dialogue and fostering international organization in the service of world peace and development, and we hope that the world is noting this Kazakhstan’s effort.
I would like also to observe our efforts in promoting religious dialogue and better understanding. Necessary to note our successful two year presidency of Organization of Islamic Cooperation, in difficult times, when we helped the Islamic world to concentrate on culture, education and Islamic heritage as unifying factors, as bricks of a better understanding of Islam in the world.
„Convened at the initiative of President Nursultan Nazarbayev, the Astana Religious Conference – CONGRESS OF LEADERS OF WORLD AND TRADITIONAL RELIGIONS – has become the most impressive and efficient world conference that established inter-religious dialogue”-Ambassador Daulet Batrashev.
But Kazakhstan was not only satisfied to preserve its religious legacy but was actively involved in the research for an open and continuing dialogue of religions and traditional religious leaders. At the initiative of President Nursultan Nazarbayev the Astana Religious Conference – CONGRESS OF LEADERS OF WORLD AND TRADITIONAL RELIGIONS – has become with the support and presence of all world religious leaders, the most impressive and efficient world conference that established rules and points for inter-religious dialogue.
President Nazarbayev brought together representatives of religious denomination from all continents and all corners of the world, in an open and long standing dialogue.
The fact that this series of meetings continues to be held continuously from 2003 is self expressing.
Our basic ideas where to use this rostrum is to make a statement of peace, concord and tolerance as stable principles of human existence, to obtain the achievement of mutual respect and tolerance between religions, confessions, nations etc and to oppose to the use of religious believes of people for fostering conflicts.
I hope that our ideals develop further and CONGRESS OF LEADERS OF WORLD AND TRADITIONAL RELIGIONS continues to be a solid landmark in the world of religions.
Question: It is incredible this excurse in what is the role of today`s Kazakhstan in the world, from economy, to foreign policy, culture and dialogue. Your country is continuing leaving a long lasting imprint on the world of today. What are the future plans of Kazakhstan, the heart of Central Asia, for the years to come and Your personal plans for developing Romania-Kazakhstan friendship?
Answer: The future will be undoubtedly bright as we hope to continue all this initiatives destined to develop for Kazakhstan a network of friendship in the world and to enable us to play our role as a force of moderation, democracy and development in the world.
Our main goal is to lead by example. I will recollect, for the benefit of Your readers, the fact that Kazakhstan was the first country in the world to voluntarily relinquish our atomic arsenal, left after the dissolution of Soviet Union, according the Decree from 1991 of H.E. President Nursultan Nazarbayev.
We have, by our own accord, accepted the dismantling of nuclear warheads, the evacuation of material that could be used for nuclear armament and we have stopped nuclear experience in the Semipalatinsk nuclear test site.
These are valuable contributions of Kazakhstan to a secure and safer world, a world without nuclear weapons and in 2012 at Seoul Summit we have offered to share our experience to help other nations to embrace the concept of a nuclear weapons free world.
We offer to host a low enriched uranium bank in Kazakhstan under the auspices of the IAEA that will help tackling the issues of nuclear material trafficking and will guarantee the use of nuclear materials for peaceful purpose.
This is another proof of the way that Kazakhstan aims to take action on global stage: leading by force of example.
In our bilateral relations my agenda is rich and amongst my priorities I can enumerate for Your reader’s information the desire to foster our political dialogue, to develop the economical presence of Kazakhstan in Romanian economy on the template of the success that is Rompetrol experience.
“KMG International” is today one of the biggest contributor to Romanian budget with more than 1 billion euro`s annually, offering to Romanian people the possibility for a better life, if we add to this the number of jobs created in Romanian industry and connected jobs, we have a number of around 100.000 jobs offered for Romanian people. I believe that these figures are self-speaking for the beneficial influence that a Kazakh investment is having for the Romanian state.
Kazakhstan it is a wonderful place to visit and to emerge in it.
“We hope that Romanian products find their way to Kazakhstan market”-Ambassador Daulet Batrashev
We can imagine how this relation will be developed, when we start our next investments in Romanian economy, we are already the second foreign investor in Romanian economy and at the end of this investment process we can become the first investor in Your economy.
We are determined also to help Romania balance the bilateral trade with Kazakhstan and we hope that Romanian products find their way to Kazakhstan market. World renowned Romanian products like Romanian wine, agricultural products, high quality industrial products, furniture that is having a long tradition of presence on our market are just a few of the Romanian manufactured products that we will be happy to see on our internal market. Plus I tell the future business partners of Kazakhstan not to forget that our country is the center of a free-tax zone in all Eurasia through the Customs Union so their products find their way not solely to Kazakhstan, but to Russia and Belarus as well.
We are speaking often about the fact that Romania must become the hub for Kazakh products to be spread across Europe and this is equally true for Romanian goods and services that can take advantage of our relaxed laws and regulation and tax free zones and make Kazakhstan the bridge head in conquering, with their products, all of Asia.
It is a daring thought but a realistic one.
I would like to conclude by saying to the Romanian people that You will always have in Kazakhstan a firm and proven friend, and all that we have built in our bilateral relation from economic cooperation, to foreign policy and to diplomacy, must be complemented by people to people interaction.
Kazakhstan is much more than just a normal developed country, it is also a country of wonderful people, of breathtaking scenery and scenic spots, it is a wonderful place to visit and to emerge in it.
Kazakhstan is waiting for You with open arms.
|Posted by OSCE on May 15, 2014 at 3:50 AM|
On the ocassion of selecting WORLD BEST TOURIST DESTINATION FOR 2014, 36 countries from Europe and Asia had offered their congratulation to ZIMBABWE-WORLD BEST TOURIST DESTINATION and to European Council on Tourism and Trade for supporting an African candidature to the world top tourism prize.
More than 200 representatives of major regional branches of European Council on Tourism and Trade, major tourism and trade firms and tourism specialized journalist`s had convened in Bucharest, in the landmark Palace of Parliament of Romania, the second largest building in the world and the first in Europe, a landmark of European tourism and architectural treasures.
On the luxurious surrounding of Palace of Parliament, the body has decided upon the WORLD BEST TOURIST DESTINATION for 2014 with 27 countries on the list, from all the continents, regions and climate`s off the world.
The winner of the competition has being declared the REPUBLIC OF ZIMBABWE- WORLD BEST TOURIST DESTINATION in 2014 announcement that triggered and explosion of joy amongst the African ambassadors as Zimbabwe is the first African country to get the top honor.
On May 3, 2014 in a public séance of the European Council on Tourism and Trade, gathering representatives of tourism organizations from European continent has debated the list of candidates for WORLD BEST TOURIST DESTINATION for 2014.
President Anton Caragea declares Zimbabwe as winner of World Best Tourist Destination Award for 2014
On the debate for WORLD BEST TOURIST DESTINATION AWARD FOR 2014, Professor Dr. Anton Caragea, President of European Council on Tourism and Trade (ECTT) presented the report titled: ZIMBABWE: THE PERFECT AFRICAN DESTINATION. A SEVEN WONDER IN TOURISM AND CULTURAL POTENTIAL proposing ZIMBABWE as the winner of WORLD BEST TOURIST DESTINATION FOR 2014 and as receiver of FAVORITE CULTURAL DESTINATION distinction for 2014.
Delegates from 27 countries debated the future of tourism for a two day summit.
Among the reasons for awarding WORLD BEST TOURIST DESTINATION FOR 2014 to ZIMBABWE the report outlined:
- The peerless organization of World Tourism Organization General Assembly in 24-30 August 2013, the world gathering of tourism experts comprising more than 120 countries.
The successful organizing of this world event, despite tremendous logistic and economic challenges, proves without a doubt the capacity of Zimbabwe authority and tourism industry to organize world level events and to host all level of tourism.
After the perfect support and creative vision in carving a successful world tourism meeting, ZIMBABWE has unequivocal demonstrated that is a safe, open and perfect managed tourism power house.
- The promotion and support offered to a new concept of community natural protection supporting tourism friendly to nature, with low ecological impact and preservation of natural biodiversity and protection of endangered species and areas, especially rainforest south-African eco-climate.
Community based ecotourism protection carved by Minister Walter Mzembi is a perfect way to share revenues and income, to support rural communities in prospering and presenting their foodstuff and handicrafts to the world and to make eco-tourism as the base for an economic local development.
Sharing tourism benefits to all the population, offering eco-friendly tourism it is a lesson that REPUBLIC OF ZIMBABWE is offering to the world.
An unanimity vote choose ZIMBABWE as FAVORITE CULTURAL DESTINATION AND WORLD BEST TOURIST DESTINATION FOR 2014
- Offering to tourists and outstanding and pristine nature and the opportunity to explore nature, to contribute to ecological preservation and the opportunity to visit extraordinary space such as: the unique landscape of Victoria Waterfall, the National Parks as: Mana, Eastern Highlands from Manicaland, Mana Basins from West Mashonaland, Exfoliated Hills from Matebeland, Chilojo Cliffs, and Matobo Hills from Bulawayo etc.
All this regions and natural parks are model of achievements in ecological and green tourism that must be world recognized.
- The continuous development and protection of cultural and historical patrimony of Republic of Zimbabwe, the transformation of Harare in a historical and spiritual center offering to the visitor a glimpse into rich culture and heritage of people’s of Zimbabwe
- The preservation of an outstanding historical and cultural patrimony that comprises wonderful sites such as: cultural, historical and rich legacy of Great Kingdom of Zimbabwe, the preservation of the former capital of Shone Kingdom-Great Zimbabwe in Masvingo area with a world-class fortification system and palatial complex from 12th century, this are offering a rare insight for tourists into one of the greatest civilization of pre-colonial Africa and a rare window into traditions of centuries.
- Today, REPUBLIC OF ZIMBABWE is creating and offering for tourists an open air museum, a rare collection of historical and archeological treasures that educate and enrich the world.
REPUBLIC OF ZIMBABWE is from 3 May 2014 the official winner of WORLD BEST TOURIST DESTINATION AWARD FOR 2014.
– The preservation of cultural and natural sites of world significance and value such as: Great Zimbabwe National Monument (added to UNESCO list in 1986), Khami Ruins National Monument (added to UNESCO list in 1986), Matobo Hills (added to UNESCO list in 2003), Mana Pools National Park, Sapi and Chewore Safari Areas (added to UNESCO list in 1984), Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls and UNESCO candidate regions as: Ziwa national monuments dating from Stone Age period with an incomparable contribution to world legacy.
- The REPUBLIC OF ZIMBABWE is today a hot spot for adventure tourism offering a large area of regions suitable for this special kind of tourism and the necessary infrastructure to welcome adventure sicker, the safety structures and natural potential to rank amongst the top world adventure spots.
- Keeping alive spiritual tradition, integrating tourist`s and visitors in the atmosphere of the REPUBLIC OF ZIMBABWE people, offering possibility for an enriching cultural experience, are all achievements that transform REPUBLIC OF ZIMBABWE in a spiritual first class destination.
After hearing the report, Senator Ionel Agrigoroaiei, from Romanian Parliament and Director of European Parliamentary Committee in European Council on Tourism and Trade had express the feeling’s of all present at the gathering declaring that: REPUBLIC OF ZIMBABWE is the perfect candidate, with a perfect record of promoting eco-friendly tourism, ecological and social oriented tourism and that only a unanimity vote in favor of REPUBLIC OF ZIMBABWE could express the unwavering European tourism and economic community support in favor of such a world model.
Mr. Victor Deleanu, ECTT rapporteur, presented also a report on ZIMBABWE: HOT SPOT OF ADVENTURE TOURISM reiterating the highest praises for the country safety record and infrastructure and hospitality industry achievements that are making Zimbabwe the perfect destination in Africa.
Mr. Mihai Prundianu, Chairman of Trade Mission of ECTT also highlighted the importance that today, when Africa is celebrated 50 years of African Unity, Europe must express his commitment and appreciation for Africa by crowning ZIMBABWE as FAVORITE CULTURAL DESTINATION AND WORLD BEST TOURIST DESTINATION FOR 2014.
In the end of the debate European Council on Tourism and Trade decided, unanimously, to award WORLD BEST TOURIST DESTINATION FOR 2014 TITLE TO REPUBLIC OF ZIMBABWE and to declare REPUBLIC OF ZIMBABWE -FAVORITE CULTURAL DESTINATION in 2014.
It was also presented the Official Invitation, on behalf of Ministry of Tourism and Hospitality of REPUBLIC OF ZIMBABWE for a delegation of European high-ranking official of European Council on Tourism and Trade, to present theWORLD BEST TOURIST DESTINATION AWARD in Harare, in person, to His Excellency President of REPUBLIC OF ZIMBABWE –ROBERT GABRIEL MUGABE the most outstanding personality of today Africa.
Awarding the highest world tourism prize of European Council on Tourism and Trade, accepting the invitation for a working visit of high-ranking members of European Council on Tourism and Trade in REPUBLIC OF ZIMBABWE, are all momentous and felicitous occasions that are offering the symbol of admiration that all tourism experts are having for the potential and future of tourism in REPUBLIC OF ZIMBABWE concluded at the end of the meeting Professor Anton Caragea, President of European Council on Tourism and Trade.
|Posted by OSCE on May 1, 2014 at 9:45 AM|
The diplomats and experts present on the venue of International Wine Fair-Good Wine-April 2014 and involved in the tasting and competition encouraged the Romanian producers to increase the wine quality by producing more sweet and semi-sweet wines with increase sugar concentration, the only solution for a consistent export and presence of Romanian wines on international markets.
On the occasion of the 11 International Wine Fair-Good Wine, Bucharest had become the capital of wine makers and wine lovers in search of the best wines that Romania and the world can offer.
Good Wine April 2014 edition, had offered the opportunity for a delegation of wine experts and diplomats from Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation of Romania to taste and appreciate the Romanian wines on display and to carve up a top of Best Romanian Wines of 2014.
Mr.Daniel Guzu-President of CASA PANCIU, Mrs. Ileana Tudor-CASA PANIU, Professor Dr. Anton Caragea-IRICE Director, H.E. Ambassador of Venezuela-Victor Ramon Carazo and CASA PANCIU sommelier.
The clear winner was by far the HOUSE OF PANCIU (CASA PANCIU), who also selected in December 2013 as the maker of DIPLOMATIC WINE FOR 2014 and who reconfirmed his status in the wine tasting of 2014: the blended assembly of Feteasca Neagra (Black Girly) and Cabernet Sauvignon was once again appraised for his perfect bouquet of aromas of vanilla and berry fruits and for freshness and the round savory taste enriched with the necessary tannin so beneficial for human body, everything creating for the taster the perfect experience of Romanian wine.
The star of the tasting session was the sparkling wine from Muscat Ottonel obtained by Asti method that eloquently proved his high quality by his perfect sugar concentration combined outstanding with fresh fruits aroma and with conquering and long-lasting savoir that filled with joy the heart of all the diplomats present on the venue.
Concluding the wine tasting session at Good Wine April 2014, the diplomats, lead by Professor Dr. Anton Caragea, Director of Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation of Romania choose as their favorite wines the: Feteasca Neagra de la Casa Panciu (Black Girly) for the first place and Babeasca ( Old Lady) from Casa Panciu (second place).
In the sparkling wines competition, the leader was the Brut from Panciu Vineyards (Traditional method) from CASA PANCIU, who was highly praised, or his exterior consistence and behavior in the glass, for his long-lasting taste, enduring and profusely aroma and the expressiveness that is unveiling step by step to the taster offering nice surprises at every zip.
The diplomats involved in the tasting had encouraged the Romanian producers to increase the wine quality by producing more sweet and semi-sweet wines with increase sugar concentration, the only solution for a consistent export and presence of Romanian wines on international markets.
Mr. Daniel Guzu saved for the last a special surprise, offering for tasting the latest product of Vrancea company: Rose Sparkling Wine 2013, who become and instant favorite of the public by aroma and freshness, who charmed the eye with his perfect color and become in glasses a glittering rose that offered instant joy to the tasting committee.
The group of diplomats are congratulating CASA PANCIU as the creator of DIPLOMATIC WINE FOR 2014.
Under the watchful eye of Casa Panciu sommelier and with benevolent care of President Daniel Guzu the diplomats had enjoyed the best wines Romania can offer: DIPLOMATIC WINE FOR 2014-the wine form CASA PANCIU (HOUSE OF PANCIU).
In general, thanks to the HOUSE OF PANCIU-CASA PANCIU-the 11 International Wine Fair from April 2014 had level up to his promise to present the true wine treasures of Romania: Muscat Ottonel, Feteasca Neagra and Cabernet Sauvignon from Casa Panciu.
|Posted by OSCE on May 1, 2014 at 9:40 AM|
Diplomatii prezenti la Targul international de vinuri-Goodwine aprilie 2014, au incurajat producatorii romani sa creasca calitatea vinurilor romanesti, prin mai multe vinuri cu o concentratie ridicata de zahar, vinurile dulci si demi-dulci fiind singura sansa de export a viticulturii romanesti.
In perioada 25-27 aprilie 2014, Bucuresti-ul a devenit capitala expertilor si pasionatilor de oenologie, in cautarea savorii vinului si a celor mai bune bauturi alcoolice pe care Romania si lumea le poate oferi.
Targul International de Vinuri Good Wine, aflat la a 11 editie in aprilie 2014, a oferit posibilitatea unei delegatii de diplomati si experti in degustare, a Institutului de Relatii Internationale si Cooperare Economica, sa analizeze vinurile romanesti si sa creeze un top al celor mai bune vinuri romanesti pe care anul 2014 le ofera.
Dl.Daniel Guzu-Presedinte CASA PANCIU, D-na Ileana Tudor-CASA PANCIU, Prof.Dr. Anton Caragea-Director IRICE, E.S. Ambasadorul Venezuelei in Romania-Ramon Carazo si somelierul CASA PANCIU(de la dreapta la stanga).
A stralucit de departe CASA PANCIU, care a primit in decembrie 2013 titlul de creator al VINULUI DIPLOMATILOR PENTRU 2014, si care a confirmat din nou cu degustarea vinului anului 2014: cupajul de Feteasca Neagra si Cabernet Sauvignon, care a fost din nou apreciat pentru prospetime, aroma perfecta de vanilie si fructe de padure si miezul rotund, perfect imbogatit de concentratia de tanini, atat de necesari organismului uman si care ofera degustatorului experienta perfecta a vinului romanesc.
Vedeta degustarii a fost vinul spumant, facut din Muscat Ottonel prin metoda Asti, care a stralucit prin concentratia perfecta de zahar, combinata cu aroma de fructe proaspete si de prospetime cu o buna persistenta care a cucerit pe toti cei prezenti.
Echipele de diplomati felicita CASA PANCIU: creatoarea CELUI MAI BUN VIN ROMANESC.
Intr-un top al degustarii de vinuri efectuate de diplomatii, condusi de Prof.Dr. Anton Caragea, Directorul Institutului de Relatii Internationale si Cooperare Economica la Good Wine editia aprilie 2014 si-au facut loc: Feteasca Neagra de la Casa Panciu (locul I) si Babeasca de la Casa Panciu (locul II).
La capitolul vinuri spumante, topul a fost deschis de Brut-Domeniile Panciu (Metoda traditionala) de la Casa Panciu, care a fost apreciat pentru aspectul exterior in pahar, pentru gustul persistent, pentru perlajul rezistent si pentru aroma profunda si expresivitatea ce se ofera latent degustatorului, oferind suprize placute la fiecare inghititura.
Diplomatii prezenti au incurajat producatorii romani sa creasca calitatea vinurilor romanesti, prin mai multe vinuri cu o concentratie ridicata de zahar, vinurile dulci si demi-dulci fiind singura sansa de export a viticulturii romanesti.
Vinurile romanesti stau la bine la capitolul fruct si aroma, dar sunt mult restantiere la capitolul zahar, ceea ce le blocheaza accesul pe piata internationala a vinurilor, au apreciat ambasadorii invitati.
Presedintele CASA PANCIU-dl. Daniel Guzu a oferit o rara surpriza diplomatilor prezenti propunand la degustare cel mai nou produs al firmei vrancene: Vinul Spumant Rose-2013, care a cucerit imediat publicul cu prospetimea si aroma sa, a incantat ochiul cu culoarea perfecta si cu un roz stralucitor ce a umplut de bucurie sufletele diplomatilor degustatori.
Sub bagheta competenta a somelierului Casei Panciu si sub ochiul binevoitor al Presedintelui Daniel Guzu, diplomatii sau bucurat de cele mai bune vinuri pe care Romania le poate oferi:vinul diplomatilor pentru 2014-vinul de la Casa Panciu.
In total, multumita CASEI PANCIU, a 11 editie a Targului International de Vinuri din aprilie 2014-Good Wine si-a tinut promisiunea de a prezenta publicului comorile de vin ale Romaniei: Muscat Ottonel Feteasca Neagra si Cabernet Sauvignon-ul de la Casa Panciu.
|Posted by OSCE on December 26, 2013 at 10:30 AM|
The Romanian parliamentary session concluded as of 17 December 2013 opening the time for analyses regarding parliamentary activity during 2013 legislature.
Senator Ionel Agrigoroaei is at the top of Romanian Senate activities for two consecutive years
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.
Senators 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.
Senator 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.
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.
Senator 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.
|Posted by OSCE on December 26, 2013 at 10:25 AM|
Din data de 17 decembrie 2013, lucrarile Parlamentului Romaniei pentru sesiunea parlamentara 2013 au luat sfarsit si anunta un nou al analizelor si clasamentelor privind activitatea parlamentarilor romani in aceasta legislatura.
Senatorul Ionel Agrigoroaei reuseste din nou sa conduca in topul activitatii parlamentare
Cu aceasta ocazie, Institutul de Relatii Internationale si Cooperare Economica a realizat o analiza a activitatii parlamentare, desfasurate in Senatul Romaniei, in acesta perioada.
Principalele elemente, luate in calcul, au fost : eficienta activitatii de reprezentare internationala, sustinerea oferita imaginii Romaniei in lume, eforturile depuse in vederea promovarii diplomatiei parlamentare, ca parte integranta a diplomatiei romanesti si perfectionarea rolul Parlamentului in strangerea relatiilor internationale, in promovarea intereselor economice, politice si culturale ale tarii noastre si inaugurarea de noi dimensiuni in cooperarea parlamentara si diplomatica cu alte state ale lumii etc.
Senatorii Florin Constantinescu si Ionel Agrigoroaei in discutii cu delegatia coreeana.
Luand in considerare toate aceste elemente, in prim planul activitatii senatorilor din acest an sau inscris senatorii : Agrigoroaei Ionel si Constantinescu Florin.
Ambii senatori au reusit sa obtina puncte importante prin promovarea imaginii Romaniei in contextul relatiilor cu Extremul Orient, cea mai mare oportunitate pentru economia Romaniei in urmatoarea perioada.
In contextul vizitei delegatiilor din Republica Populara Chineza si al Forumului Economic bilateral, desfasurat sub egida Parlamentului Romaniei, cei doi parlamentari au avut initiativa largirii dialogului prin integrarea Peninsulei Coreene in acest proces.
Astfel, cei doi senatori au reusit o extraordinara lovitura de imagine diplomatica si economica, organizand vizita unei delegatii din R.P.D. Coreea, cu care au sustinut un dialog important, menit sa refaca legatura cu un partener economic de prima mana, cu schimburi bilaterale in valoare de peste un miliard de dolari, inainte de 1989.
O alta reusita a fost vizita celor doi senatori in Republica Moldova, unde prin dialogul sustinut, avut la Chisinau, au reusit sa impulsioneze fortele pro-democratice si pro-occidentale din Republica Moldova, reusind astfel sa evite riscul unui scenariu ucrainian pentru statul de dincolo de Prut.
Rolul delegatiei parlamentare a Romaniei a fost instrumental in evitarea unui astfel de scenariu negativ pentru zona noastra si pentru Uniunea Europeana.
La randul sau, senatorul Ionel Agrigoroaei, cel mai activ senator al anului 2013, a punctat pentru rolul sau decisiv in deschiderea dialogului cu zona Peninsulei Indochina, in deschiderea Consilului de Afaceri Romania –Laos, in luna septembrie 2013 si in inaugurarea Expozitiei Internationale de Arta-EXOTIQUE. Aceasta manifestare a reunit la Bucuresti obiecte de arta si manifestari culturale din peste zece state din Extremul Orient, realizand o adevarata punte de cultura intre Romania si zona Asiei.
Totodata senatorul Ionel Agrigoroaei a mai participat si la lucrarile Conferintei Kazahstan-Romania din aprilie 2013, de la Palatul Parlamentului, a luat initiativa constiturii de grupuri de prietenie si cooperare parlamentara cu Republica Populara Democratica a Laosului si Emiratele Arabe Unite si a avut un rol deosebit in inaugurarea Expozitiei de sustinere a candidaturii orasului Dubai la Expozitia Mondiala din 2020.
Senatorul Ionel Agrigoroaei si Primul Ministru al Laosului PDR
In plus, in cadrul activitatii de reprezentare internationala a Romaniei mai putem enumera : vizita senatorului Ionel Agrigoroaei in Laos, in mai 2013, in cadrul unei delegatii europene, participarea la lucrarile comisiei mixte Romania-Kazahstan si participarea la peste 47 de evenimente diplomatice, desfasurate in Romania in ultimul an.
Nici activitatea interna, in cadrul dezbaterilor parlamentare, a senatorilor nu a fost trecuta cu vederea iar senatorul Ionel Agrigoroaei a iesit in evidenta cu : peste 57 de intrebari, 3 declaratii politice, 7 initiative legislative, 27 de interpelari si 100 de luari de cuvant in plen, ajungandu-se la un remarcabil total de 194 de interventii, interpelari si luari de pozitie in cadrul lucrarilor Parlamentului Romaniei, ceea ce ii confera un loc fruntas si in cadrul activitatii interne a Senatului.
Reamintim ca, senatorul Ionel Agrigoroaei a mai fost evidentiat pentru activitatea sa sustinuta in Parlamentul Romaniei, fiind declarat la finalul sesiunii parlamentare 2012/2013 cel mai bun parlamentar, pentru rolul sau in promovarea imaginii Romaniei si a Parlamentului ca factor determinat al activitatilor de politica externa ale tarii noastre.
Senatorul Ionel Agrigoroaei inaugureaza Expozitia de Arta Orientala-EXOTIQUE
Prin astfel de activitati sustinute, Senatul Romaniei a demonstrat ca, in ciuda unor campanii de presa negative, rolul institutiilor parlamentare ramane fundamental in efortul de reprezentare internationala a Romaniei.
Intregul top al parlamentarilor romani poate fi citit aici la CENTRUL DIPLOMATIC
|Posted by OSCE on December 26, 2013 at 10:20 AM|
The CASA PANCIU (HOUSE OF PANCIU)-Romanian wine is awarded the title of DIPLOMATIC WINE FOR 2014 and is widely considered among the main constituents of Romanian image abroad.
Taking in consideration his quality and world fame, the Romanian wine is part of the fore-front of country economic boom as part of the international recognition, country brand and a main export product.
In order to stimulate the Romanian wine promotion and to foster new international recognition`s for Romanian wine producers, the Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation of Romania is hosting an annual competition among the top wine brands in the country, choosing in the final selection the Romanian top quality wine: The Diplomatic Wine.
On 18 December 2013 the diplomat’s commission announced his final decision: for 2014 this distinguish honour, as Romania’s top wine was entrusted to House of Panciu ( Casa Panciu).
The House of Panciu has presented to the contest a large area of wines among them the famous: Sauvignon Blanc, White Girly (Feteasca Alba), Black Girly (Feteasca Neagra),Muscat Ottonel, Back Lady (Babeasca Neagra) or wines from Sagio line, maturated for at least 12 months in barrel’s of different origins (French, Romanian, American) that are offering to the wine specials aroma’s as: chocolate, coffee, vanilla etc.
The wines from House of Panciu stirred the imagination of the diplomatic taster committee, encompassing diplomats from Asia, Africa and Europe-the main trading area for Romanian wines).
The best wine was considered to be the Cabernet Sauvignon and Black Girly (Feteasca Neagra) and as the best sparkling wine was voted the Muscat Ottonel brand.
The House of Panciu managed to conquer the assistance not solely by the variety of the wine products presented but also by the special characteristics of the sparkling wines offered for tasting.
Keeping in mind the aroma, strengths, color, profundity and taste particularities of the analysed wines the House of Panciu had managed to prove eloquently that the Romanian Wine and specially the Vrancea region has not said his last word for the connoisseurs and still has a role to play on the wine market.
Diplomatic corp accredited to Romania tastes the DIPLOMATIC WINE FOR 2014 from CASA PANCIU
The Diplomats Wine, title awarded to the best Romanian wine, is bringing not only international and internal recognition to the producers but will be also offered as an intricate part of country brand and image and as a protocol element in all international and diplomatic activities.
Foreign dignitaries in visit to the country will have an opportunity to enjoy the magic of Romanian wine, by House of Panciu as a proof of the high quality of Romanian wine also Romanian diplomatic delegations will bring the products of House of Panciu as a testimony of Romanian wine across the globe, stated Professor Dr. Anton Caragea, Director of Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation.
Tifesti-Vrancea-Panciu: the house of BEST ROMANIANS WINE FOR 2014
This is a formidable achievement, based on the efforts of the team of wine makers specialists form House of Panciu, a team that succeeded in reaffirming the potential of Vrancea wine makers in Romanian and abroad.
The House of Panciu is currently producing more than 20 brands of sparkling and still wine at high quality standards, benefiting by the special natural environment of Tifesti area, an area with steady and constant solar exposure, with good quality soil, without using pesticide or artificial fertilizers.
The House of Panciu is the heart and soul of the wines produced from a 120 hectares vineyard in Tifesti county, Panciu vineyards and cultivated with French types of grapes as: Sauvignon Blanc, Muscat Ottonel and Cabernet Sauvignon, but also the most famous and loved Romanian type of grapes such as: White Girly, Royal, Sarba, Black girly and Black Lady.
Starting from 2009, this hard labor in the vineyard is having his fruits in the market presence of the House of Panciu products, special wines with low quantities of preservatives.
The wines obtained at the foothills of Vrancea are having a playful and active character resulted from the fermented history of the land of Vrancea.
Supplementary the House of Panciu is enjoying the long standing international recognition of the products of Panciu area, a wine region of solid and well established brand in the world and on all wine markets across the continents.