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Crown Custodian Margareta, President Maia Sandu meet in Chisinau

Her Majesty Margareta, the Custodian of the Romanian Crown, met, on Friday, in Chisinau, with the President of the Republic of Moldova, Maia Sandu.

Margareta, Custodian of the Romanian Crown, who is currently visiting the Republic of Moldova, is accompanied by Prince Radu. The Romanian ambassador to Chisinau, Cristian-Leon Turcanu, representatives of the Presidency of the Republic of Moldova and the Royal House were also present at the meeting with Maia Sandu.

The Custodian of the Crown visited the Republic of Moldova in 2013 and 2016.

This is the seventh foreign visit of the Royal Family in 2022, after the visit to Great Britain of Her Majesty and Prince Radu (March), the visit of Prince Radu to the Netherlands (April), the visit of the Custodian of the Crown in London (June), the visit of Prince Radu to Turkey (June), the visit of Prince Radu to Chisinau (September) and the visit of the Custodian of the Crown in London (September).

In this visit to Chisinau, Her Majesty is accompanied by Dr. Jonathan Eyal and the lawyer Dr. Ioan Luca Vlad, members of the Royal Council.

 

President Sandu expresses gratitude for Royal House support for Moldova’s EU bid

 

President of the Republic of Moldova Maia Sandu expressed on Friday her gratitude for the involvement and support of the Royal House of Romania for Moldova’s EU accession bid.

The meeting focused on Moldova – Romania relations, as well as on the complicated situation the Republic of Moldova and the entire region are going through.

Maia Sandu took this opportunity to thank for Romania’s continuous and generous support to the Republic of Moldova, to help it withstand the crises.

“I also expressed gratitude for the involvement of the Royal House of Romania in promoting in the European capital cities our aspirations for Euro integration. We felt this involvement when we acquired EU candidate status, we further count on the support of the Royal House in the next steps towards accession. European integration is our chance to remain part of the free world,” Maia Sandu emphasized, as cited in a release.

According to the cited source, the Moldovan head of state also discussed with Her Majesty Margareta about education, health and social projects backed by the Royal House of Romania, and voiced appreciation for the Crown Custodian’s openness to promoting investments and strengthening bilateral economic ties.

“I strongly believe that these virtual bridges will be joined by the real bridges that we will build over the Prut River, bringing our countries and citizens even closer,” President Maia Sandu also said, according to Agerpres.

 

Prince Consort Radu visits Armed Forces Academy in Chisinau

 

His Royal Highness Prince Consort Radu paid a visit to the “Alexandru cel Bun” Armed Forces Academy in Chisinau on Friday, where he had a meeting with a delegation led by the commanding rector of the Academy, colonel Iurie Girnet, and the state secretary of the Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Moldova, Sergiu Plop.

Discussions were held regarding the perspectives of collaboration between the Royal House of Romania and the Academy of Armed Forces in Chisinau and the educational spaces of the didactic-scientific subdivisions, the reading rooms of the library and the Linguistic Center of the Academy were visited.

On this occasion, rector Iurie Girnet presented the institution’s missions, study process, scientific activity and international cooperation.

“The Military Academy has an active cooperation in the field of international cooperation. The Military Academy participates annually in national and international applications. We strive for the majority of students to participate in these applications, in order to gain experience in this field. We are members of the consortium of security and defense universities (…). Our students study in specialties that are few in the national army. We also have different academic mobility programs, especially with the military institutions in Romania,” declared the rector.

Prince Consort Radu emphasized that nothing has changed regarding the attachment of the Royal House to the field of national defense.

“The Royal House has always seen the relationship with the army as probably the main link with the institutions of the country. These hundred years that have passed have never been simple, they have not been easy, but the Crown has not necessarily taken into account the political circumstances or military dangers. It was, as much as it could, loyal to the national identity, regardless of how the political configuration of the moment looks like. It was fortunate for the Royal House to have had King Ferdinand, Queen Maria or King Mihai,” stated Prince Radu.

Prince Consort Radu also said that the National Defense University of Bucharest organizes twice a year, at the Elisabeta Palace, meetings with students who want to get the royal family’s direct opinion on what the realities of the EU look like in the field of military and university education.

Such a link could also be established with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Moldova.

 

Photo: www.romaniaregala.ro

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