Prahova Chamber of Commerce and Industry is deemed, in Romania, one of the most active in the country, for which reason its leadership benefited from international acknowledgment at the end of this year. Specifically, the President of this Chamber, Aurelian Gogulescu (photo C), was recently present in Monaco, where he was one of the special guests of the Great Gala of the Ambassadors Club in Monaco.
From 10th to 11th of December this year, the President of the Prahova Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Aurelian Gogulescu, performed a working visit in Monaco. The presence of the Prahova Chamber’s leadership was rather an official one, because, as the representatives of the Prahova Chamber of Commerce and Industry announced in a press release, “President Aurelian Gogulescu participated on December 11, 2016, to the Great Gala of the Ambassadors Club in Monaco, as Honorary Ambassador for Tourism and Business of the Principality of Monaco in Romania”.
It’s not the first time when Aurelian Gogulescu is granted this title, since he is also the Honorary Consul of the Republic of Macedonia in Ploiesti. As for the Gala meeting in Monaco, it is mentioned that it is held every year, having a tradition of 40 years, and currently being held by the Ambassadors Club in Monaco in the presence of His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco.
As Honorary Consul for Tourism and Business of the Principality of Monaco in Romania, on the occasion of this meeting, the President of the Prahova Chamber of Commerce and Industry Aurelian Gogulescu had the opportunity to discuss matters related to the promotion of tourism and development of bilateral relationships with His Excellency Robert Fillon, Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of Prince Albert II of Monaco, as well as with Guillaume Rose – the President of the Authority for Tourism of the Princely Government of the Principality of Monaco.
The presence of the Prahova representative as honorary ambassador on tourism matters, at the Great Gala held by the Ambassadors Club in Monaco is a natural continuation of the approaches initiated by the new Romanian Ambassador in France, in order to develop the relationships between the two countries, including in tourism. The Romanian Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador in France, Luca Niculescu, presented his credentials in the Principality of Monaco on October 10, 2016, in front of the Sovereign Prince Albert II, the official ceremony being held at the Princely Palace, in the presence of the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Gilles Tonneli, of the Honorary Consul of Romania in Monaco, Constantin Turchina, as well as of numerous personalities of the political and economic Monegasque life.
The ceremony was followed by a private audience, Prince Albert II highlighting, on this occasion, the excellent cooperation relationships between the two states, expressing his entire availability to support promotion, deepening and diversification of the relationships between Romania and the Principality of Monaco. Prince Albert of Monaco’s last official presence in Romania was in 2009, when he visited the Danube Delta. Prince Albert II is known for his affection to the issue of protecting the environment, being involved in a number of initiatives related to climate change, preserving the biodiversity and protecting the water resources. In this context, in the meeting which Ambassador Luca Niculescu had with Prince Albert of Monaco, he evoked Romania’s involvement in protecting the Danube Delta, indicating the recent approaches of our country to adopt the Sustainable development integrated strategy of the Danube Delta, a project initiated by the Ministry of the Regional Development and Public Administration, with expertise provided by the World Bank, related, among others, to the environmental protection, sustainable investments, local development – tourism, agriculture, fishing, services, development of the transportation and communication infrastructure, investments in education and health.
On the occasion of the aforementioned visit, Ambassador Luca Niculescu also had a meeting with Guillaume Rose, the General Manager of the Tourism Office, as well as with Olivier Wenden, the Manager of the Prince Albert II Foundation, who emphasized the interest of the Monegasque party to cooperate with Romanian public and private institutional partners, in order to develop joint projects and initiatives in tourism, environmental protection and sustainable development.
In this context, the discussions held by Aurelian Gogulescu, the President of the Prahova Chamber of Commerce and Industry in his new position of Honorary Ambassador for Tourism and Business of the Principality of Monaco in Romania, with Guillaume Rose, are expected to be a continuation of the matter approached on the same subject, also in Monaco, by the Ambassador Luca Niculescu.