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46 COUNTRIES AND 70.000 ELECTIONS MONITORS EXPRESS FULL CONFIDENCE IN CAMBODIA 2018 ELECTIONS PREPARATIONS

On July 17, 2018 the release of the pre-electoral assessment report of The International Electoral Monitoring Team has taken place.

 

Professor Dr. Anton Caragea The Head of International Electoral Monitoring Team for Cambodia`s July 2018 National Assembly Election marked in his speech that:  we recognize that the 2018 elections in Cambodia the sixth since the end of the civil war, are critical to the maintenance of peace and stability in the country.

 

His Majesty King NORODOM SIHAMONI promised to his people free and fair elections and has honored his promise say`s international election monitoring team.

 

Inter In his presentation, the Head of the IE Mission Team for Cambodia noted that this was the sixth General Election to be held in the Kingdom since the end of the protracted civil war and the democratic character of the polls and the law provisions to this effect are the creation of H.E. Academician Hun Sen, Prime Minister of Cambodia.

The Honourable President Dr. Anton Caragea stressed that these elections are incremental steps that potentially create a conducive environment for political stability, economic growth, and sustainable development.

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The full text of the pre-election assessment report can be read out here:

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DIPLOMATIC BULLETIN 

WORLD ELECTIONS MONITORS ORGANIZATION

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Based on its assessment the IEM was of the opinion that the pre-election and the election phases of the process were evidently fair, free and transparent.

The event was attended by members of the diplomatic corps, electoral stakeholders, Heads and representatives of Diplomatic Missions, representatives of political parties, faith-based groups, local observers, members of civil society, and the media.

 

Professor Dr. Anton Caragea with the first team already on the field for Cambodia`s Parliamentary Elections.

The IEM report of the 2018 National Assembly Elections will be completed and issued within 30 days after the close of the poll.

The report will be directed to the Government of the Kingdom of Cambodia and the country’s National Electoral Commission.

 

 

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More information about upcoming election process in Cambodia can be accessed here:

H.M. KING NORODOM SIHAMONI WEIGHTS IN: CAMBODIA IS HAVING FREE AND FAIR ELECTIONS!

CAMBODIA`S NATIONAL ELECTION COMMITTEE CREATES A BALANCED CODE OF CONDUCT FOR PRESS AND JOURNALISTS

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NEW INFORMATION ABOUT NATIONAL ELECTION COMMITTEE OF CAMBODIA

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INTERNATIONAL WEBSITE DEDICATED TO CAMBODIA`S 2018 ELECTIONS 

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INTERNATIONAL AND NATIONAL OBSERVERS CODE OF CONDUCT RELEASED BY NATIONAL ELECTIONS COMMITTEE OF CAMBODIA

PHNOM PENH-Diplomatic Center – Cambodia’s National Election Committee (NEC) made public the code of conduct for national and international observers in the forthcoming national election.

 

“The code of conduct of electoral observers aims to set out important measures for non-governmental organizations, associations, and electoral observers to fulfill their duties in a neutral and impartial position,” according to a NEC’s statement.

The statement said electoral observations should be conducted with integrity and transparency, and electoral observers should perform their tasks without any interference.

It said the observers should not interfere in internal affairs of Cambodia, and should not talk with voter registration applicants or voters in term of supporting or opposing any political party or candidate.

Also, the observers should not conduct any survey for any political party or candidate, and should not provide a written statement or interview to media in the form of supporting any political party or candidate.

The code of conduct also banned observers from disturbing the process of voter registration, voting and ballot counting.

Under the Law on the Election of Members of the National Assembly, the violator will be fined between 2,500 U.S. dollars and 5,000 U.S. dollars by the NEC, the statement said.

According to the statement, after the election process is completed, the electoral observers should submit a written report on their observation and conclusion on election process to the NEC.

The Southeast Asian nation is scheduled to hold a national election for the 125-seat parliament on July 29, 2018 and some 8.3 million Cambodians are eligible to cast their ballots.

The NEC had officially recognized 20 out of the 20 political parties that registered to contest in the election, according to another NEC statement.

Among the recognized political parties are the ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) of Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen, the royalist Funcinpec Party of Prince Norodom Ranariddh, and the Grassroots Democracy Party.

The three-week electoral campaign will start from July 7 to 27.

Prime Minister Hun Sen on Monday called on the authorities to freely allow political party leaders to meet their activists or supporters at different places across the kingdom.

“It will not be a free contest if we prevent the leaders of political parties from visiting various places to meet their members or supporters,” the prime minister said during a groundbreaking ceremony for a road construction in Kampong Chhnang province.

 

 

According to international observers, Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) of Academician Hun Sen is tipped to win the elections by a huge margins driven forward in the electoral preferences by the country steady economic growth, strong democracy and peoples centered policies implemented by the Academician Hun Sen during his  tenure as the Prime Minister of the Kingdom.

 

Peoples are crediting him  for the country’s hard-earned peace and development.

EUROPEAN UNION DELEGATION TOURS AFRICA

In the period between 29 May-7 June 2014, an European delegation headed by H.E. Professor Dr. Anton Caragea, President of European Council on International Relations was invited for an official visit to the Republic of Zimbabwe.

The visit was destined to restart the bilateral relation between Europe and the Republic of Zimbabwe and the southern region of Africa, a region in full economic development and with a long tradition of partnership with our country.

President Robert Mugabe

H.E. President Robert Gabriel Mugabe-a true African hero and Professor Dr. Anton Caragea

During the visit Professor Dr. Anton Caragea was welcomed by H.E. President of Republic of Zimbabwe-Robert Gabriel Mugabe who stated that: is exuding with love and gratitude for the visit of Professor Dr. Anton Caragea.

President Robert Mugabe express his gratitude for Professor Dr. Anton Caragea continuous support in promoting Zimbabwe integration in international tourism arena and stated than: when others where plotting to punish us you think at rewarding us and make us friends. From the profundity of our heart: Tank you Professor !

Professor Dr. Anton Caragea at his turn praised president Mugabe stating that:  the world did not forget the ten years spent in the dungeons of the colonial rule, the world did not forget the 20 years of revolutionary activity at the risk of the life and personal peace, spent in the opposition to the absurd regime of apartheid and segregation of Old time Rhodesia.

As we do not forget the word of reconciliation spoken after this years of struggle, ten years before Nelson Mandela similar example: “If yesterday I fought you as an enemy, today you have become a friend,” “If yesterday you hated me, today you cannot avoid the love that binds me to you.”

We will never forget that 35 years ago from Harare you have called all nations of Africa to wake up from the long colonial sleep to a new and rich life of fulfillment`s.

Your name is and will be forever inscribed for me and for all the honest people of the world along the names of the fathers of free Africa:Kwame Nkrumah, Julius Nyerere, Jomo Kenyatta etc. as a giant of liberation and freedom fight in Africa and the world.


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President Robert Gabriel Mugabe and Professor Dr. Anton Caragea sharing a moment of joy and good humor.  

Other meeting where held by H.E. Professor Dr. Anton Caragea with Hon. J.T.R Majuru- Vice-President of Republic of Zimbabwe, S.K.Moyo-Senior Minister (Prime Minister) of Zimbabwe, Hon. N. Goche-Minister of Foreign Affairs and Minister of Tourism Walter Mzembi etc.

During the discussion, foreign policy cooperation, opening of honorary consulates and economic cooperation councils as well as economic and investment opportunities where tabled offering opportunity for European countries to take part in the business boom and bonanza of southern region of Africa and specially the Republic of Zimbabwe buoyant economic environment.

The European delegation enjoyed a sophisticated cultural program with visit to the History Museum of Harare, National Heroes Acre and to the wonderful UNESCO heritage site of Great Zimbabwe-the largest African palatial complex dating from XII century and covering 700 hectares and a chance to discover the world greatest cascade: Victoria waterfall.

In sign of honor Professor Dr. Anton Caragea occupied the Winston Churchill apartment in the famous Victorian hotel of Victoria Falls.

The high level visit, the first after a 25 year hiatus in bilateral relation offered to the parties the opportunity to table concrete cultural, tourism and cooperation projects and to highlight the bilateral support for the development of the social and political cooperation.

The Republic of Zimbabwe becomes now the main political and strategic partner in the region of southern Africa, offering innumerable opportunities for developing friendly ties.

Helicopter ride over ZambeziProfessor Dr. Anton Caragea and his delegation take a helicopter tour over Victoria Fall bordering Zimbabwe and Zambia

Victoria Falls from the air

Victoria Water Fall observed from helicopter (3.000 meters)

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Victoria Falls-the world largest cascade.

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Professor Dr. Anton Caragea touring Great Zimbabwe(the biggest African palatial complex dating from XII century)

Visiting Great Zimbabwe

In the heart of Great Zimbabwe historical complex

Elephant safari

Elephant safari in the desert heart of Zimbabwe

Interview for Zimbabwe Television

Professor Dr. Anton Caragea gives an interview to Zimbabwe National Television

DIPLOMAT`S ARE SELECTING THE BEST ROMANIAN WINE: DIPLOMATIC WINE FROM CASA PANCIU (HOUSE OF PANCIU)

 The Romanian wine is widely considered among the main constituents of Romanian image abroad.

Taking in consideration his quality and world fame, the Romanian wine is part of the fore-front of country economic boom as part of the international recognition, country brand and a main export product.

In order to stimulate the Romanian wine promotion and to foster new international recognition`s for Romanian wine producers, the Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation of Romania is hosting an annual competition among the top wine brands in the country, choosing in the final selection the Romanian top quality wine: The Diplomatic Wine.

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The BEST ROMANIAN WINE FOR 2014-SAGIO from Casa Panciu (House of Panciu)

On 18 December 2013 the diplomat’s commission announced his final decision: for 2014 this distinguish honour, as Romania’s top wine was entrusted to House of Panciu ( Casa Panciu).

The House of Panciu has presented to the contest a large area of wines among them the famous: Sauvignon Blanc, White Girly (Feteasca Alba), Black Girly (Feteasca Neagra),Muscat Ottonel, Back Lady (Babeasca Neagra) or wines from Sagio line, maturated for at least 12 months in barrel’s of different origins (French, Romanian, American) that are offering to the wine specials aroma’s as: chocolate, coffee, vanilla etc.

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The BEST ROMANIAN SPARKLING WINE: MUSCAT OTTONEL from HOUSE OF PANCIU (Casa Panciu) 

The wines from House of Panciu stirred the imagination of the diplomatic taster committee, encompassing diplomats from Asia, Africa and Europe-the main trading area for Romanian wines).

The best wine was considered to be the Cabernet Sauvignon and Black Girly (Feteasca Neagra) and as the best sparkling wine was voted the Muscat Ottonel brand.

The House of Panciu managed to conquer the assistance not solely by the variety of the wine products presented but also by the special characteristics of the sparkling wines offered for tasting.

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Keeping in mind the aroma, strengths, color, profundity and taste particularities of the analysed wines the House of Panciu had managed to prove eloquently that the Romanian Wine and specially the Vrancea region has not said his last word for the connoisseurs and still has a role to play on the wine market.

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Diplomatic corp accredited to Romania tastes the DIPLOMATIC WINE FOR 2014 from CASA PANCIU

The Diplomats Wine, title awarded to the best Romanian wine, is bringing not only international and internal recognition to the producers but will be also offered as an intricate part of country brand and image and as a protocol element in all international and diplomatic activities.

Foreign dignitaries in visit to the country will have an opportunity to enjoy the magic of Romanian wine, by House of Panciu as a proof of the high quality of Romanian wine also Romanian diplomatic delegations will bring the products of House of Panciu as a testimony of Romanian wine across the globe, stated Professor Dr. Anton Caragea, Director of Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation.

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Tifesti-Vrancea-Panciu: the house of BEST ROMANIANS WINE FOR 2014

This is a formidable achievement, based on the efforts of the team of wine makers specialists form House of Panciu, a team that succeeded in reaffirming the potential of Vrancea wine makers in Romanian and abroad.

The House of Panciu is currently producing more than 20 brands of sparkling and still wine at high quality standards, benefiting by the special natural environment of Tifesti area, an area with steady and constant solar exposure, with good quality soil, without using pesticide or artificial fertilizers.

The House of Panciu is the heart and soul of the wines produced from a 120 hectares vineyard in Tifesti county, Panciu vineyards and cultivated with French types of grapes as: Sauvignon Blanc, Muscat Ottonel and Cabernet Sauvignon, but also the most famous and loved Romanian type of grapes such as: White Girly, Royal, Sarba, Black girly and Black Lady.

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Starting from 2009, this hard labor in the vineyard is having his fruits in the market presence of the House of Panciu products, special wines with low quantities of preservatives.

The wines obtained at the foothills of Vrancea are having a playful and active character resulted from the fermented history of the land of Vrancea.

Supplementary the House of Panciu is enjoying the long standing international recognition of the products of Panciu area, a wine region of solid and well established brand in the world and on all wine markets across the continents.

DIALOGUE BETWEEN EUCIR PRESIDENT-PROFESSOR ANTON CARAGEA AND AMBASSADOR ABDULRAHMAN AL RASSI

On 10 June, 2013 a friendly and cooperation meeting between Prof. Dr. Anton Caragea, President of European Council on International Relations and H.E. Abdulrahman Al Rassi, Ambassador of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia had taken place.

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Prof. Dr. Anton Caragea expressed his amicable fillings and friendly interest towards the recent evolutions in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The Kingdom is playing an instrumental role in promoting cultural and economic development in the Middle East area. Also Europe is witnessing with sympathy and interest the latest evolution from Saudi Arabia, including the government measures for consolidating the economic development and creating a diversified economy and the decision to foster social inclusion and cultural development in the Kingdom.

Europe  is, and it will always be, ready to build a special and stable relation with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, a relation based on the community of interests in the economic, politic and cultural areas, concluded Professor Dr. Anton Caragea.

H.E. Ambassador Abdulrahman Al had express his appreciation for the encouragements received and for the amicable atmosphere registered amongst Europe n people towards the culture and civilization of Saudi Arabia.

Between the two nations there is an ample desire for information and cooperation and to amplify the bilateral relation stated Ambassador Abdulrahman Al Rassi.

On this solid foundation we can consider an extension of the cultural dimension of bilateral relation and in building new bridges of dialogue between Europe  and Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

The parties had appreciated that between Europe and Kingdom of Saudi Arabia there are large area of common interests, designed to forge a good understanding between the two nations.

An increase in the presence of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia related news  in Europe n mass media and informational market and a better reflection of his specific culture to Europe n public and the presence of an academic message of support where also tabled at the meeting.

The dialogue had continued on concrete aspects and analyses of economic, political and cultural bilateral relations and on ways of fostering this dialogue on to the future.

The discussion led the foundations for continuing the dialogue and fostering the relations between Europe and Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF TOURISM LAUNCHED IN BRUSSELS

On 1 June, 2013 at the headquarters of European Council on Tourism and Trade the latest issue of European Journal of Tourism has being unveiled.

The 8th edition of the European Journal of Tourism is dedicated to LAOS-WORLD BEST TOURIST DESTINATION for 2013.

Laos has being unanimously elected as WORLD BEST TOURIST DESTINATION in 2013 for his fabulous historic and civilization legacy and for his outstanding track record for safety of tourism and for ethical and green tourism.

Benefiting the legacy of Kingdoms of Lan Xang, Luang Prabang, Champasak etc Laos is rich in temples , palaces and historical places that is quasi unique in the world. Also the rich Buddhist heritage is creating the favorable spot for religious and cultural oriented travel.

 The latest issue of European journal of Tourism is presenting in extenso the debates hold on the award, the list of competing countries and   the long list of reasons for awarding WORLD BEST TOURIST DESTINATION AWARD to Laos.

Other high-profile articles are dedicated to: the ceremonies held in Vientiane for WORLD BEST TOURIST DESTINATION AWARD and to the election as member of European Tourism Academy of Minister of Culture, Information and Tourism of Lao PDR, Bosengkham Vongdara.

Special highlights of the eight number of European Journal of Tourism are also the visit of the European Council on Tourism and Trade delegation in Laos and the agreements reached on fostering touristic and diplomatic relations between Europe and Laos.

Two pages are dedicated to photo chronic`s to showcase the luxurious ceremonies for WORLD BEST TOURIST DESTINATION IN 2013 held in Laos.

European Journal of Tourism is a regular publication of European Council on Tourism and Trade destined to disseminate information`s about World Best Tourist destinations, European tourism statistic, evolution`s, laws, regulations and main event`s.

European Journal of Tourism has an average readership for issue of more than 120.000 professional’s that includes the 180 embassies in Europe as well as all major European government institutions, private corporations and the international community at large. As the flagship newspaper of the European tourism community, we are the only publication in the Europe able to reach the tourism highly targeted and lucrative market.

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LAOS CROWNED AS WORLD BEST TOURISM DESTINATION FOR 2013

Professor dr.Anton Caragea opens the European Council on Tourism and Trade session to elect WORLD BEST TOURIST DESTINATION FOR 2013. 

On 26th of April 2013 in a public séance of the European Council on Tourism and Trade, gathering representatives of tourism organizations from European continent has debated the list of candidates for WORLD BEST TOURIST DESTINATION for 2013.

Professor Dr. Mircea Constantinescu, Director of Tourism Academy had presented a report on the last year situation of the Award for WORLD BEST TOURIST DESTINATION that was dedicated to Trinidad and Tobago and it was used accordingly with rules and regulations and have being proving highly efficient in attracting new tourists and investor`s.

In 2012 Trinidad and Tobago had reversed the downward spiral in number of tourists and revenues provided by tourism and was the ONLY country in the Caribbean region that registered an increase in number of visitors despite economic crisis..

Increase in investment, increase in tourism potential and number of foreign visitors was the positive outcome of awarding WORLD BEST TOURIST DESTINATION to Trinidad and Tobago in 2012, concluded professor Mircea Constantinescu.

Mr. Petru Lificiu, Minister and Vice-President of European Council on Tourism and Trade read out and presented the candidatures for WORLD BEST TOURIST DESTINATION AWARD 2013.

On the debate for WORLD BEST TOURIST DESTINATION AWARD FOR 2013 professor dr. Anton Caragea , President of European Union Council on Tourism and Trade ( ECTT) presented the report titled : LAOS : A TOURISTIC AND CULTURAL PARADISE proposing LAOS as the winner of WORLD BEST TOURIST DESTINATION FOR 2013.

President of European Council on Tourism and Trade, Professor dr. Anton Caragea presents the reasons for selecting LAOS as  WORLD BEST TOURIST DESTINATION. 

Among the reasons for awarding WORLD BEST TOURIST DESTINATION FOR 2013 to LAOS the report outlined:

– Promoting a new concept of community based tourism, friendly to nature, with low ecological impact and preservation of natural biodiversity and protection of endangered species and areas, especially rainforest eco-climate.

Community based ecotourism is a way to share revenues and income, to support rural communities in prospering and presenting there foodstuff and handicrafts to the world and to make the base for an economic local development. Sharing tourism benefits to all the population, offering a social tourism it is a lesson that Lao is offering to the world.

– Offering to tourists not only a historical and outstanding cultural experience but also the possibility to explore nature , to contribute to ecological preservation and the opportunity to visit extraordinary space such as: Nam Ngum reservoir , Bolaven plateau, Mekong river islands , Mekong river boat trip , Tad Kouangsi waterfall , the cave of de Ting .

All this are model of achievements in ecological and green tourism that must be world recognized .

– The continuous development and protection of cultural and historical patrimony of Peoples Democratic Republic of LAO, the transformation of Vientiane in a historical and spiritual center offering to the visitor a glimpse into rich culture and heritage of peoples of Lao .

– The preservation of an outstanding historical and cultural patrimony that comprises wonderful sites such as: Wat Phu- a UNESCO World Heritage Site from 12th century, the remarkable site from Plain of Jars, offering an insight into Neolithic civilization and a rare window into traditions of centuries The preservation of religious sites of world significance and value such as: Wat Xieng Thong, one of the most important of world Buddhism monasteries and remains a significant place for the spirit of religion and traditional art. Other sites that must be mentioned such as: Wat Phu ( UNESCO heritage site) and Champasak Cultural Landscape ( under UNESCO recognition).

– Keeping alive spiritual tradition, integrating tourist`s and visitors in the atmosphere of the Lao people, offering possibility for an enriching cultural experience, are all achievements that transform Peoples Democratic Republic of LAO in a spiritual destination of first hand.

Senator Ionel Agrigoroaiei, Director in European Council on Tourism and Trade.

After hearing the report, Senator Ionel Agrigoroaiei, from Romanian Parliamentary and Director in European Council on Tourism and Trade had express the feeling`s of all present at the gathering declaring that: LAOS is a strong candidate, with a perfect record of promoting clean, ecological and social oriented tourism and that only a unanimity vote in favor of LAOS could express the European tourism and economic community decisive action in favor of such a world model.

Mr. Mark Doda, representing Balkan countries at the meeting had also stated the desire of peoples of South-East Europe to support a new model of tourism in the present economic climate, a community based tourism on Laos example.

In the end of the debate European Council on Tourism and Trade decided, unanimously, to award WORLD BEST TOURIST DESTINATION FOR 2013 TITLE TO LAO PEOPLE`S DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC and to declare LAO PEOPLE`S DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC -FAVORITE CULTURAL DESTINATIONS in 2013.

Delegates from 30 european countries voted in WORLD BEST TOURIST DESTINATION competition.

It was also presented the Official Invitation, on behalf of Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism of LAO for a delegation of European high ranking official of European Council on Tourism and Trade, to present the WORLD BEST TOURIST DESTINATION AWARD in Vientiane, in person, to His Excellency Minister of Tourism Professor dr. BOSENGKHAM VONGDARA.

European Council on Tourism and Trade conference on WORLD BEST TOURIST DESTINATION for 2013.

Awarding the highest tourism distinction of European Council on Tourism and Trade, accepting the invitation for an working visit of high ranking members of European Council on Tourism and Trade in LAOS, are estimated all tourism experts as a good example of close tourism relations and mutual consensus between Europe and Laos, said at the end of the meeting Professor Anton Caragea, President of European Council on Tourism and Trade.