The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MAE) hails the 60th anniversary of Romania’s accession to the UN, on December 14, reads a MAE release
“Multilateral diplomacy has been and will remain a priority of Romania’s foreign policy, and the UN system will continue to represent the space in which our country is promoting its national interests, bringing, at the same time, its contribution to international peace and security”, Foreign Minister Lazar Comanescu said in a message occasioned by the celebration of the 60th anniversary of Romania’s accession to the UN.
“Multilateral diplomacy has been and will remain a priority of Romania’s foreign policy, and the UN system will continue to represent the space in which our country is promoting its national interests, bringing, at the same time, its contribution to international peace and security, development and human rights,” the foreign minister said.
He thanked and congratulated the diplomats who worked with dedication and professionalism in the MAE and in Romania’s permanent missions in UN diplomacy centers.
In Minister Comanescu’s opinion, the Romanian diplomacy “will continue to be equally active in the future to attain the priority objectives for Romania in this multilateral framework.”
Stamp issue marks 70 years since the creation of the UN, 60 years since Romania’s accession
An issue of stamps dedicated to the 70th anniversary of the establishment of the United Nations and of 60 years since Romania’s accession to the organization will be available starting Tuesday in the Romfilatelia shops in Bucharest, Bacau, Brasov, Cluj-Napoca, Iasi and Timisoara, a press release of the company sent to Agerpres on Monday informs.
“Romfilatelia and the postage stamp are adding to the national postal heritage the two anniversary moments by putting into circulation the issue of stamps with the suggestive title ’70 years since the creation of the UN, 60 years since Romania’s UN accession’,” the above-mentioned source informs.
The issue includes a postage stamp and a laced stamp sheet. The graphics of the postage stamp, with a nominal value of 4.50 lei celebrates the anniversary of 60 years since Romania’s UN accession.
“It is notable in this regard the symbolic number ’60’ represented on the stamp at a large size, and on the background we find a tricolour ribbon reflecting the significance of this event at national level. Also on the background, there are illustrated, in a faded style, the flags of UN member states,” the statement reads.
The laced stamp sheet, with a nominal value of 8.10 lei is dedicated to the 70th anniversary of the UN and illustrates in a metaphoric manner the number ’70’ through a stamp collage issued by Romania and dedicated to UN’s landmarks anniversaries – 20, 25, 40, 50 and 60 years since the organization was established. The digit ‘0’, which is found in both anniversaries, is rendered as a globe which points to UN’s value and the importance at a global level, the press release informs.
Similarly to the stamp, the background of the stamp sheet points to the flags of the UN member states.
The stamp and the stamp sheet are accompanied by a ‘first day cover’ envelope and have the following layout: a sheet of 32 stamps and a minisheet of 7 stamps+ 2 vignettes.
In 2015, the UN celebrates its 70th anniversary, the entry into force of the Charter on October 24, 1945 and Romania marks 60 years since its accession by a UN General Assembly Resolution issued December 14, 1955.