PM Viorica Dancila: Unity must be Centennial Year key word

Prime Minister Viorica Dancila convened on Tuesday at Victoria Palace the first Inter-ministerial Committee dedicated to the preparation of the Centennial, specifying that "unity should be the key word" this year.

"Everyone who wants to get involved and bring added value to the projects dedicated to the celebration of the Great Union Centennial are welcome. Together - the civil society, Parliament, Presidency, the Royal House, the Government have the responsibility and duty to pay tribute to the historical moment of modern Romania's formation, a valuable inspiration source for our country's European and Euro-Atlantic future," Viorica Dancila stated according to a press release of the Government sent to AGERPRES.

The meeting at Victoria Palace was attended by Deputy Prime Minister Paul Stanescu, Culture Minister George Ivascu, Defense Minister Mihai Fifor, Finance Minister Eugen Teodorovici, Foreign Affairs Minister Teodor Melescanu, presidential advisor Sergiu Nistor, Ecaterina Andronescu, President of the Parliamentary Committee for the Centennial, Radu Preda, President of the Senate's Culture committee and Liliana Turoiu, President of the Romanian Cultural Institute.

According to the quoted source, ever since taking over the mandate, in order to highlight the importance of the Centennial's preparation, premier Viorica Dancila raised the representation level in this inter-ministerial committee from the secretary of state level to that of minister.

At the same time, Culture Minister George Ivascu presented on Tuesday, upon the Prime Minister's request, an analysis of the stage of the projects included in the Centennial Programme and a programmatic document regarding the Strategy for the Great Union Centennial anniversary, to be finalised until the next meeting of the Inter-ministerial Committee, based on proposal from all parties involved.

"The Prime Minister said that this programme is an opportunity to promote Romania worldwide, both from a historical perspective, and from that of the human values, by designating some ambassadors of the Centennial, personalities who have distinguished themselves in various fields. The list with the Centennial's ambassadors will be completed based on the proposals of all those involved in preparing the Great Union anniversary," reads the release.AGERPRES(RO - author: Madalina Cerban, editor: Georgiana Tanasescu; EN - author: Simona Iacob, editor: Maria Voican)

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