Minister of Foreign Affairs Bogdan Aurescu has stated that Romania’s participation in Milano 2015 Universal Exposition will contribute to consolidating the bilateral relationship with Italy.
Aurescu attended on Thursday the event organized by the Italian Embassy in Bucharest, in collaboration with the Italian Chamber of Commerce for Romania, regarding Romania’s presence in the Expo Milano 2015.
According to MAE, the initiative of the Italian Chamber of Commerce for Romania (CCIpR) was answered by Italian and Romanian companies with an active role on the internal and international market that can join, as partners, for this large-scale public diplomacy project in the preparation and organization stages.
“We appreciate the significant contribution of Italy to developing the universal expositions movement through organizing Expo Milano 2015, more than 100 years after the same city hosted such an event. (…) Romania’s participation in Expo Milano 2015 will contribute to consolidating our bilateral relationship based on the Consolidated Strategic Partnership, also through the ample program of cultural and economic promotion events proposed for the six months of the Expo,” said Minister Bogdan Aurescu.
Furthermore, the head of Romanian diplomacy emphasized the importance of the continuous dialogue with the business environment, as an essential premise for ensuring a successful representation of the economic and commercial interests of Romanian companies, during the world fair.
Romania’s commissioner general at the Expo Milano 2015, Georgian Ghervasie, made a presentation of Romania’s pavilion in the Universal Exposition during the event.
MAE showed that the pavilion project, with the theme “Living with Nature,” illustrates national priorities such as sustainable agriculture, biodiversity, competitiveness, scientific excellence and research, but also emphasizes the cultural uniqueness and wealth of national traditions, starting with the architectural reinterpretation of a traditional Romanian house, integrated in the contemporary flow through modern means of audio-video presentation, innovative technological solutions and promotion of healthy food models, based on bio agricultural products.
Furthermore, the event hosted by the Italian Embassy in Bucharest was the site for the conclusion of the Collaboration Agreement between MAE and CCIpR, in the presence of the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Italy’s ambassador to Romania Diego Brasioli , the agreement having as a purpose the collaboration between the two institutions through running economic diplomacy actions with emphasis on promoting the business environment with the help of the Romanian and Italian companies present in Romania during the Expo Milano 2015.
The actions provided in the agreement envisage the promotion, among the CCIpR partners and on their website, of Romania’s participation in the Universal Exposition, the organization, together with MAE, of informative seminars regarding the role and importance of universal and international expositions in promoting the country image, as well as organizing economic forums and missions.
The Milano 2015 Universal Exposition, in which Romania participates with a built national pavilion, will take place between May 1 – October 31. The legal framework for Romania’s participation in this event is established through Government Decision no. 115/2011, with further modifications.
According to Agerpres, Romania officially announced its participation in the Expo Milano 2015 ever since 2011, being the fifth state of the 147 participants and the first country in the European Union to formally register.
The exposition will represent, during the six months it will take place, a unique meeting place for the official participants and the 20 million expected visitors who will discover and experiment presentations dedicated both to tradition, and to creativity and innovation in different domains, in correlation with the general theme “Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life”.