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October 27, 2021

Academician Mircea Malita, honored in celebratory session of the Romanian Academy

*Dan Berindei: A remarkable contribution in the history area, firstly in the history of diplomacy area


Mircea Malita has to represent a living example and an unstoppable incentive, Academician and President of the History and Archeology Department of the Romanian Academy Dan Berindei stated on Monday.

The celebratory session titled “Mircea Malita at 90 years of age,”, which took place on Monday in the Aula of the Romanian Academy, represented an occasion, as Dan Berindei underlined, to “celebrate a colleague” and to pay homage “to Romanian intelligence embodied in a special individual -Mircea Malita.”

“Mircea Malita is an exceptional personality, a true renaissance man, bringing together the mathematician – a remarkable scientist – as well as the thinker and the philosopher, and especially the fine diplomat and the gracious writer. I would add that he also has a remarkable contribution in the history area, firstly in the history of diplomacy area,” Academician Dan Berindei stated.

In the opening of the celebratory session, President of the Romanian Academy, Academician Ionel-Valentin Vlad made a brief review of Mircea Malita’s professional and diplomatic career, as well regarding his works.

Ambassador and President of the Board of Directors of the Black Sea University Foundation Liviu-Aurelian Bota stated that, for him, Mircea Malita “was and will be a model to follow.”

The Academicians Nicolae Manolescu, Nicolae Panin, Professor Dan Dungaciu were among the people who paid homage to Mircea Malita upon his 90 year celebration, as well as Ambassador Emil Hurezeanu, through a video recording put together by the Romanian Embassy in Berlin.

Academician Mircea Malita said he was overwhelmed by the testimonies of sympathy and faith shown by all those present at the event.

“What has been said here is overwhelming. I cannot believe that I face such faith, recognition and sympathy. It’s a lot, a lot on my shoulders, but I believe your well intention and I will obey. But I hardly obey to analysis that concerns me and my bibliography,” Mircea Malita confessed.

Former President Emil Constantinescu, Former Prime Minister Petre Roman, Former Foreign Affairs Minister Lazar Comanescu, the Ambassador of Japan to Romania Kisaburo Ishii, State Adviser within the Presidential Administration Constantin Dudu Ionescu were among the people who attended the commemorative session.

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