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President Iohannis attends opening of the UN summit, praises Pope Francis: An authentic spiritual leader, a man with vision and special attachment to humanity values

President Klaus Iohannis on Friday attended the opening of a UN summit meeting in New York for the adoption of a post-2015 development agenda.

Accompanying Iohannis at the opening of the summit were Foreign Minister Bogdan Aurescu, presidential advisers Dan Mihalache, Andrei Muraru, and Lazar Comanescu, and Romania’s permanent representative to the UN Ion Jinga.

Romania’s President who attended the speech Pope Francis delivered in the plenary sitting of the UN General Assembly, said that the Pope is “an authentic spiritual leader, a man with vision and special attachment to humanity values.”

“I have attended today, in the UN General Assembly, the speech of Pope Francis, an authentic spiritual leader, a man with vision and special attachment to humanity values. Pope Francis proved all these years of his papacy that the devoutness and the care for those around is not proclaimed, but lived each day through actions and behaviour. The post-2015 development agenda was also adopted today in the UN Summit, because it is important to know not only how we want the world which we live in to look like, but mostly what we leave to those who come after us,” Iohannis wrote on his Facebook page.
President Iohannis on Thursday started an official visit to the US.
On the first day of the visit, he met executives of US banks, investment funds, present and potential institutional investors in the Romanian capital market, as well as several business people interested in the investment opportunities offered by the Romanian economy. Among them were executives of Morgan Stanley, Eliot, Eaton Vance Management, The Carlyle Group, JP Morgan, Prince Street Capital Management and Franklin Templeton.


Klaus Iohannis meets President of 70th session of UN General Assembly

iohannis=presedinte adunarea gen a onuPresident Klaus Iohannis on Friday met President of 70th session of the UN General Assembly Mogens Lykketoft, with whom he tackled some topics on the international and the UN agenda.

“The two sides highlighted the role of the General Assembly in approaching the global challenges in the economic, social and environmental areas and, especially, in mobilising the collective will of the UN states to act for their proper management,” the Presidential Administration points out.

President Klaus Iohannis highlighted, in context, the special attention Romania grants, in the current session of the UN General Assembly, to the cooperation between the UN and the relevant regional organisations and to the frozen conflicts in the Black Sea and the Southern Caucasus areas.

“During the meeting the two officials also approached the migration and the reform of the UN Security Council topics,” the Presidential Administration also informs.

The meeting between the two officials took place on the sidelines of the Romanian head of state’s participation in the UN General Assembly session.

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