Africa’s Day is celebrated every year on 25 May as a symbol of the African countries’ effort to obtain independence, freedom and emancipation, but also unity. It is also an opportunity to celebrate the cultural diversity of Africa. In Romania, Africa’s Day was organized at Bucharest’s Romexpo exhibition centre and gathered stands of the African countries that have promoted their tourist offers, gourmet products and traditional costumes. The event was attended by ambassadors of African countries accredited in Bucharest.
‘Our purpose is to go on and improve the inter-governmental dialogue in key fields of cooperation, such as education, agriculture, energy, infrastructure, tourism, health and environment. I can assure you that Romania has the political will and means to bring added value to these fields. In the current global context, Romania and the African countries are working together to benefit maximally from the opportunities deriving from their economies’ complementary elements,’ said the Minister-Delegate for Romanians Everywhere, Angel Tilvar, at Romexpo.
Africa’s Day continued last night, at the Green Hours club in Bucharest, where a few dozens of people gathered, curious to meet African tunes and dance moves, with music of the Ikhaya band and also the flavours of the continent.
Africa’s Day had been celebrated a few days before also in Timisoara, for the first time in the city, within the West University, in the presence of Mayor Nicolae Robu, Timis Prefect Eugen Dogariu and Rector Marilen Pirtea, as well as ambassadors of African states in Bucharest.