Minister of Foreign Affairs Teodor Melescanu had a meeting on Wednesday with a delegation of the World Jewish Restitution Organisation (WRJO) led by Ambassador Colette Avital, the Foreign Affairs Ministry (MAE) informs in a press release.
“They approached issues related to the bilateral relation Romania-Israel, the Romanian legislative framework in the restitution of Jewish properties abusively seized by the communist regime and granting of compensations to the survivors of the Holocaust. The Minister of Foreign Affairs reiterated Romania’s commitment to continue with its measures intended to keep the memory of the Holocaust alive and promote tolerance, non-discrimination and to combat anti-Semitism, and emphasized the special value that the bilateral relation with Israel has for Romania. Moreover, he reiterated the support that the Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs grants to the main Romanian authorities in charge with the implementation of the legislation on the restitution of Jewish properties abusively confiscated during the communist regime and granting of compensations to the Holocaust survivors,” specified MAE.
Participating in the meeting were also the President of the Jewish Community Federation in Romania, Aurel Vainer, the Ambassador of the Israeli State in Romania, Tamar Samash, as well as the representatives of the Caritatea Foundation and the US Embassy in Bucharest.
The World Jewish Restitution Organisation backs the process of restitution of Jewish properties, as well as that of granting compensations to the survivors of the Holocaust, and closely cooperates with the national and local organisations of the Jewish communities, mentioned MAE.