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90 years of Romanian-Finnish ties

An exhibition devoted to the anniversary of 90 years of Romanian-Finnish diplomatic ties opened at the National History Museum yesterday. The exhibition is organised by the Foreign Affairs Ministry, Finnish Embassy to Bucharest, Romanian Association for Baltic and Northern Studies, Ministry of Culture and Heritage, National History Museum of Romania and the National ‘Curtea Domneasca’ Museum Complex in Targoviste, and can be visited until July 28. Attending the opening, European Affairs Secretary of State Bogdan Mazuru stated Romania had always had a friend and a trusty partner in Finland. ‘The decision to commence EU accession talks with Romania was made during the European Council meeting in Helsinki, in 1999, and the process was completed also during the Finnish EU presidency, in the second half of 2006. We can therefore say Romania’s accession to the European Union was a process that started in Helsinki and ended in Helsinki,’ Mazuru said, according to Agerpres. The Ambassador of the Republic of Finland in Bucharest, Irmeli Mustonen, in turn, indicated that ‘relations between Romania and Finland, between Romanians and Finnish people, are becoming increasingly close and active’.

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