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January 27, 2023

Parliament convenes in solemn session to mark Romania’s National Day

The Senate and the Chamber of Deputies met on Monday in a solemn meeting dedicated to December 1, Romania’s National Day.

Also attending is Prime Minister Nicolae Ciuca.

The meeting is chaired by Speaker of the Chamber of Deputies Marcel Ciolacu, and it started with playing the national anthem of Romania.

According to the schedule, Ciuca, the chairs of the two chambers of Parliament, leaders of the parliamentary groups will take floor.

Among the guests are members of the government, former President Emil Constantinescu, Patriarch of the Romanian Christian Orthodox Church Daniel, other church leaders, chairs of institutions, members of the diplomatic corps.

“Thursday, December 1, will be the 104th anniversary of the Great Union, an anniversary that the Romanian Parliament will mark by organising a solemn joint session of the Chamber of Deputies and the Senate, Monday, November 28, at 5:00 p.m.,” decided Parliament’s Standing Bureaus.

Romania’s National Day will also be marked In Bucharest with  a military parade on December 1, to which over 1,500 troops and staff of the defence ministry, interior ministry, the Romanian Intelligence Service, the Special Telecommunications Service and the Penitentiary Agency as well as vehicles and 40 aircraft will take part . According to a Defence Ministry news release, around 150 troops from Belgium, France, North Macedonia, R. Of Moldova, the Netherlands, Portugal and the US, will also take part. Romanian military personnel on missions abroad will also organise special ceremonies. Events devoted to Romania’s National Day begin in Alba Iulia on November 30, with military and wreath laying ceremonies. On December 1, more than 850 troops will parade in Alba Iulia, including a French unit part of the NATO battlegroup deployed in Cincu, Braşov County.

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