Prime Minister Nicolae Ciuca had a meeting on Monday, at the Victoria Palace of Government, with Andrew Bremberg, President and CEO of the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation in Washington, D.C., according to a Government press release.
The discussions concerned the foundation’s initiative to build a Victims of Communism Museum in Washington, D.C., the first stage of the project having been inaugurated in June this year, namely the setting up of an intermediate museum, near the White House.
Andrew Bremberg welcomed Romania’s initiative to support the construction of the museum, given the fact that, recently, a legislative project was submitted in Parliament, initiated by 87 senators and deputies, including Prime Minister Ciuca, which provides for the donation of an amount worth 3 million US dollars.
He extended an invitation to the Romanian Prime Minister to give a lecture at the museum opened in Washington.
Prime Minister Nicolae Ciuca emphasized that such institutions play a priority role in the process of assuming the recent past and promoting civic education, in this context recalling the initiatives carried out at the national level – the Museum of Communist Terror in Romania, the Inchisoarea Tacerii/Prison of Silence Memorial and the Education Center on Communism in Romania, in Ramnicu Sarat, a project included in the National Recovery and Resilience Plan, the National Museum of Anti-communist Revolution of December 1989 in Timisoara.
During the meeting, the security situation in the area was also addressed, Andrew Bremberg expressing his appreciation for the way in which Romania got involved in the management of the refugee crisis generated by the Russian military aggression in Ukraine.
The head of the Executive mentioned the support that the United States of America gave and emphasized the importance of strengthening the strategic partnership between the two states, Agerpres reports.