President, Professor Dr. Anton Caragea, has accepted the invitation from Venezuelan Ministry of Foreign Affairs – Jorge Arreaza Montserrat, for a familiarization visit with the realities of the Latin American country.
Jorge Arreaza Montserrat, The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Venezuela invited an European delegation to see first hand the realities of Venezuela.
Jorge Arreaza Montserrat, The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Venezuela has marked in the official invitation letter addressed to European Council on International Relations President:
As the Minister of People Power for International Relations I consider with interest your participation in this space of magnitude importance and your solidarity in this historical moment when we celebrated the legacy of dignity and justice of Comandante Hugo Chavez and of President Nicolas Maduro bequeathed to the Venezuelan people and to the Bolivarian revolution.
The visit of European delegates took place from 15 to 22 September 2017 and is part of a broader strategy of the Nicolas Maduro government to develop Venezuela and to diversify the nation’s economy and reduce dependence on oil income.
Development is a tool for a better Venezuela: H.E. Nicolas Maduro, President of Venezuela presents CARACAS candidature for World Capital of Culture and Tourism to H.E. Professor Dr. Anton Caragea , President of EUCIR.
Professor Dr. Anton Caragea, EUCIR President remarked: Venezuela has one of the most diverse climates, with ice capped Andean mountains to the west, Amazon jungle to the south, wide rivers and tall waterfalls surrounded by tabletop mountains and unusual rock formations to the southeast, and a gorgeous, pristine Caribbean coast to the north that has some of the world’s finest and exclusive beaches, such as Los Roques and highest waterfalls on the planet, Angel Falls.
President/Professor Dr. Anton Caragea hosted in MIRAFORES TV studios and National Venezuelan Television.
During the week-long visit, the high-level European Council delegates hold extensive talks with various officials like: Juan Bautista Arias Palacio – Minister for Basic and Strategic Industries and Socialist Development, Minister for Communications and Information and Minister of Tourism.
Agreements regarding economic cooperation, tourism promotion, TV travel documentaries and bilateral information exchange and cooperation for SDG completion in the framework of Parliamentary Assembly for Sustainable Development Goals where tabled.
Cooperation in the field of tourism promotion and ECTT technical support for Caracas drafting a coherent plan to obtain the election as World Capital of Culture and Tourism was also agreed.
The highlights of the visit, where the two memorable encounters with President Nicolas Maduro.
On September 19, 2017, Professor Dr. Anton Caragea took the distinct honor to sign the HONORARY BOOK at MIRAFLORES Presidential Palace.
On 17 September 2017, the delegates part take in the President TV Show: Sundays with Maduro! together with Evo Morales, Bolivian President.
Evo Morales, President of Bolivia presents a tourism booklet to European delegation.
During the discussions, the tourism and cultural connections between the two countries were tabled and Professor Dr. Anton Caragea has given as gifts to the two President’s his latest book on Interference of Civilizations in European Union Project.
On 19 September 2017, in the conclusion of The International March of Solidarity with Venezuela, Professor Dr. Anton Caragea was invited for a photo session with President Nicolas Maduro, signed the Honorary Book at Miraflores Palace and has given an interview to the Miraflores TV Channel, expressing his support for Bolivarian Revolution role in forging a free and democratic Latin America.
The cultural program of the visit included discovery trips to Natural Sanctuary of Waraira Repano, a tour of Caracas landmarks like The Cathedral of Caracas, Saint Francis, Simon Bolivar birthplace etc.
The cable car of Caracas connecting the city with Waraira Repano.
A special day was dedicated to offering respect for Venezuelan history major figures, with a visit to National Pantheon and a stop to Simon Bolivar funeral monument and Francisco Miranda tomb.
Simon Bolivar: The Hero of Latin American Liberation struggle: a lay over charged with respect for official delegates.
An emotionally charged moment was the visit to Mountain Quarter (Quartel de la Montana) the place where the architect of the Bolivarian Revolution and the apostle of the poor`s: Commander Hugo Chavez is laid for eternal rest surrounded by world gratitude and love.
The delegates witnessed the changing of the guard and where hart struck by the powerful words of remembering for the fallen hero: Chavez lives!
President Dr. Anton Caragea in a moment of respect in front of the Commander HUGO CHAVEZ Mausoleum in Mountain Quarter (Quartel de la Montana).
The European delegation visit to Venezuela has given a new impetus to the relations between nations and their attendance to the world solidarity movement with Venezuela has being registered with gratitude by the people of the Caribbean nation, proudly building a revolution of freedom and dignity.
Venezuela it is blessed with an impressive diversity of natural treasures including crystalline beaches, dense jungles, expansive savannas and imposing mountains and we hope that the beautiful city of Caracas will have a fighting chance in WORLD CAPITAL OF CULTURE AND TOURISM competition, stated President Dr. Anton Caragea.
It will be an incredible boost for all Caribbean region concluded the President.
Caracas: a candidate city for WORLD CAPITAL OF CULTURE AND TOURISM
The telepheric connecting Caracas and Waraira Repano
Natural sanctuary of Waraira Repano
MIRAFLORES Presidential Palace: the beating heart of Venezuela welcomed ECTT President!
Cathedral of Caracas: a splendid architectural marvel.
Romania had selected as national wine in 2016, wine of official presentation for public functions, the wine produced by the HOUSE OF PANCIU.
Romanian had also decided to highlight during this year the FETEASCA NEAGRA wine ilk as the national wine representative for the country terroir.
The Romanian wine aficionados attended the yearly meeting destined to showcase the best of Romanian wines and to elect the DIPLOMATIC WINE FOR 2016-THE BEST WINE OF ROMANIA.
The 30th January 2016 gathering took place in the luxurious compound of Mariott Hotel.
Listening to already a long-established tradition of DIPLOMATIC WINE ceremony: the ambassadors, politician, diplomats and tasters who hold wine in the greatest esteem as a phenomenon of culture and civilization embraced the opportunity to sample and final select the best wines of Romanian and the leading wine makers of the year 2015.
After the tasting session the delegation of wine experts, parliamentarians and diplomats has taken the opportunity to taste and appreciate the Romanian tranquil wines and sparkling wines on display and to carve up a top of Best Romanian Wines of 2016.
The undisputed winner of Romanian wines competition was the famous CASA PANCIU-HOUSE OF PANCIU who obtained the reconfirmation of her status as the Romanian wine highest quality producer and who was crowned as DIPLOMATIC WINE FOR 2016.
Diplomats and representatives from Republic of Moldavia and Eastern European Countries and Professor Dr. Anton Caragea-IRICE President General Director and Senator Ionel Agrigoroaei tasting the acclaimed BEST ROMANIAN WINE FOR 2016 -DIPLOMATIC WINE.
The second place was due to another special wine-MUSCAT OTTONEL from CASA PANCIU/HOUSE OF PANCIU, while the III place has being directed to an example of Romanian winemaking-the Cabernet Sauvignon a product of vinification in white.
On the sparkling wines the fight was less contentious as the famous producer HOUSE OF PANCIU (CASA PANCIU), reconfirmed his status as perfect wine maker in the sparkling wine tasting of 2016.
The MUSCAT OTTONEL, sparkling version, won the day and conquered the hearts with his perfect bouquet of aromas of vanilla and berry fruits and for freshness and the round savory taste.
This specificity is creating for every person who taste it, the perfect experience of Romanian sparkling wine.
The second place on sparkling wine tasting session was awarded to the blended sparkling wine from Muscat Ottonel and Royal Girl (Feteasca Regala) obtained by Asti method that eloquently proved his high quality by his perfect sugar concentration combined outstanding with fresh fruits aroma (grapefruit and pommel).
Celebrating the BEST ROMANIAN WINE-CASA PANCIU/HOUSE OF PANCIU: tasters from Targoviste University, Mr. Tudor Stefan-Head of Royal Group of Hotels and Professor Dr. Anton Caragea-IRICE President.
We have now, for a year-long period, in CASA PANCIU/HOUSE OF PANCIU, crowned the most famous Romanian wine maker named as DIPLOMATIC WINE, the representation wine for Romania in 2016.
CASA PANCIU/HOUSE OF PANCIU is bringing joy and marry celebration to the Chamber of Commerce and Industry Prahova County!
Let`s raise the glass with this Vin d`honneur (Wine of honour) and wish her success in representing ROMANIAN DIPLOMATIC WINE FOR 2016! was the toast of professor Dr. Anton Caragea and his accompanying diplomats.
The diplomats involved in the tasting session had attended a Q&A session with the press and wine makers and encouraged them to keep the CASA PANCIU high mark of quality and to increase the wine quality in the perfect combination of HOUSE OF PANCIU/CASA PANCIU.
CASA PANCIU had already conquered the European markets with a consistent export and is insuring the presence of Romanian wines on international markets was the conclusion of diplomats and specialized wine tasters present at the venue.
The Republic of Iraq has elected a new president as of 24 July 2014 in the person of Dr. Fouad Massoum, a respected and unifying figure that hopefully will bring peace and security to the troubled nation of Iraq.
H.E. President of European Council on International Relations-Dr. Anton Caragea
On this felicitous occasion H.E. Professor Dr. Anton Caragea, President of European Council on International Relations had conveyed his message of congratulation to Dr. Fouad Massoum-the new President of Iraq.
H.E. President of Iraq-Dr Fouad Massoum
On the occasion of your election as President of Iraq, I have the honor of expressing my warmest congratulation and to wish you success and accomplishments on the hard task of rebuilding Iraq, of insuring his unity and continuous development.
On this difficult moment for Iraq, I have the pleasure of expressing our full confidence in Your Excellency exertions to insure a rapid resolution of the internal crisis and to liberate all the country territories from the terrorist menace.
The European Council on International Relations was and will continue to be a friend of Iraq, and will continue to support your country development and will continue to see the Republic of Iraq as a center for equilibrium and peace in the region.
We also express our desire to continue our economic cooperation, beneficial for our countries and to develop closer and closer political and diplomatic ties.
Please accept one more time our warmest congratulation for your election that is paving the way for a brighter future for the people of Iraq and accept our determination to continue to work with Your Excellency support for the developing of European-Iraq friendship and cooperation.
H.E. President of European Council on International Relations-Dr. Anton Caragea
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.
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.
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.
HOUSE OF PANCIU LOGO
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.
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.
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.
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.
On 5 July 2013 the taking office, protocol meeting, between Prof.Dr.Anton Caragea, President of European Council on International Relations and H.E. Omer Berzinji, Ambassador of Republic of Iraq, had taken place.
Prof. Dr. Anton Caragea express his heart felted congratulation on the occasion of beginning of mandate of H.E. Omer Berzinji and stated that Iraq was and it will always be considered a strong ally and friend of Europe in the Middle East region and expressing the view that we have all the unmistakable signs of a successful strategic friendship.
In his speech Professor Dr. Anton Caragea had appreciated that between Europe and Iraq we are witnessing a large area of common interests such as: strong, constant developing and stable economic relations, an open and substantial political dialogue and a common sentiment of brotherhood.
All this elements are destined to forge a good understanding between the two nations.
The European – Iraqi relationship must be an example of constructing strong relation between Europe and Middle East region.
In the last decade the bilateral dialogue with Iraq was exceptional in amplitude, seriousness and efficacy and this bilateral long term commitment is constitute an obligation for both of the countries to continue building this framework of dialogue and friendship.
H.E. Omer Berzinji had expressed his appreciation for the encouragement`s offered by Prof.Dr.Anton Caragea and had stated that the vision of a economic, politic and cultural special relationship between Europe and Iraq is a mutual shared vision.
Iraq is constructing today and open and all inclusive society, based on dialogue and democratic values and also a strong economy that needs European support in technologies, goods and investments, in a win-win relations concluded H.E.Ambassador Omer Berzinji.
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.
Concrete actions on increasing European peoples awareness on Iraq continuing development and on economic opportunities, promoting the bilateral relation and especially marking festive the 50 years celebration of bilateral diplomatic relations where discuss and established, transforming the year 2013 in IRAQ IN EUROPE .
The amicable discussion marked also an evaluation of present day cultural debates in Islamic world, from the role of democracy and inter-cultural dialogue in Islam and the dialogue between Middle East and Europe where also themes tabled at the meeting.
An iraqi carpet is handed out in sign of appreciation for President Dr. Anton Caragea by H.E. Ambassador Omar Berzinji
The dialogue led the foundations of a successful diplomatic mandate and offered the solutions necessary to foster in the near future the relations between Europe and Iraq and constitutes a promise to continue a successful direction of European diplomatic action.
The Seoul Summit had just concluded, but his reverberation will be long standing. Everybody is agreeing that we are witnessing just the beginning of an international custom on managing nuclear weapons and nuclear security. Seoul Summit, if it was not exceedingly rich on international regulation, had offered instead a successful model of nuclear security management, of relinquishing the illusory security offered by nuclear weapons in exchange for a world commitment to his security: Kazakhstan.
Professor Dr. Anton Caragea during his visit in Kazakhstan.
The world leaders have showered praises on the Central Asian country and his leader-Nursultan Nazarbaev ,top of the list being United States President, Barack Obama, who described Kazakhstan as a model for the world and express his support for the country`s bid to host the International Nuclear Fuel Bank .
In this moment, when we are confronted with an insufficient legal framework on nuclear security, the need for a successful example to be offered as a way out for the countries that had pursued or are pursuing a program for nuclear military development it is clearly marked.
Kazakhstan is, undoubtedly, the success story of nuclear disarmament : dismantling an impressive nuclear arsenal inherited from Soviet Union ,with more than 1.000 warheads, prohibiting nuclear experiments on Semipalatinsk polygon and in exchange obtaining security guarantees and international recognition of his borders .
International leaders express their appreciation towards Kazakhstan President- Nursultan Nazarbayev
In today world Kazakhstan and the architect of this enlighten policy: President Nursultan Nazarbavev had a long track record of achievements.
Among others unremitting exertion for the nuclear disarmament Kazakhstan joined the “Group of Eight” (G-8) Global Partnership against the spread of weapons of mass destruction and ratified the 2005 Amendment to the Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Material (CPPNM) to bring it into force by 2014 and successfully hosted the Conference of the Global Initiative to Combat Nuclear Terrorism” .
If to this list we add the impressive achievements of Kazakhstan Presidency to Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, the hosting of the first high level OSCE Summit in Astana in 2010 and the lavish and profound transforming Chairmanship to Organization of Islamic Conference we have the complete picture of a country determined to leave his mark on international arena.
Kazakhstan had not fall asleep on the laurels already won and President Nursultan Nazarbaev already used his country high standing to promote a regulation package destined to offer the possibility of further development of use of nuclear energy for peaceful purposes such as: the adoption of legally binding nuclear safety standards, the establishment of mechanisms for rapid response in case of emergency at nuclear facilities, and the granting to all states of an equal access to peaceful nuclear technology and supplies of low enriched uranium (LEU), including through an International Nuclear Fuel Bank.
The mounting support of the world leaders to Kazakh President vision of a nuclear weapons free world had offered a new chance for Seoul Summit. The value of this vision is reflected in President Nursultan Nazarbaev own words: Based on the experience of my country, that voluntarily renounced the world’s fourth nuclear arsenal, I can say that the real security guarantees are provided by sustainable economic and social development,”
If the world will support Kazakhstan in sharing this lesson, than the mankind could have a chance for a better future.
Between 25 November -4 December 2011 an european media delegation chaired by Professor Dr. Anton Caragea, President of European Council on International Relations, attended the 40-th National Day Celebration of United Arab Emirates in Abu Dhabi, at the invitation of United Arab Emirates National Media Council .
Prof.dr. Anton Caragea and Minister of Tourism and Chairman of Organizing Committee for UAE 40-th National Day Celebration: H.H. Sheikh Sultan bin Tahnoon
The presence of an European delegation at United Arab Emirates National Day became a regular event in the last years and a proof of the deepening ties between Europe and United Arab Emirates.
The European delegation held meetings with: H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan – UAE Minister of Foreign Affairs, H.E. Omar Abdullah, Department of Economic Development of UAE, Central Bank Governor – H.E. Sultan Nasser Al Suwaidi , H.E. Saqr Ghobash, Minister of Labor, H.H. Sheikh Sultan bin Tahnoon – Chairman of the UAE 40-th National Day Committee , Dr. Sultan Al Jabber CEO- Masdar City , H.E. Razan Khalifa Al Mubarak , General Secretary of Abu Dhabi Environment Agency.
Professor dr.Anton Caragea and the President of Abu Dhabi Development Fund
Also european media delegation attended the open speech and meeting with people of Dubai of H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum – Vice-President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai and was invited at launch by H.H. Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan – Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research at his palace.
Professor dr.Anton Caragea and General Director of National Media Council of United Arab Emirates – Ibrahim Alabed
Beside the dense official meetings program, the European delegation enjoyed a sophisticated cultural program destined to offer a glimpse of United Arab Emirates extraordinary achievements in the latest 40 year of independence.
The highlights of the cultural program included a participation at an Omani Classic Music Concert, hosted at Emirates Palace by H.H. Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan , a visit to Burj Khalifa –the world tallest building from Dubai , a safari experience of dune traveling , a visit at Zayed University where Prof.dr. Anton Caragea held a dialogue with the students, professors and academic core of the university and a visit at the splendid Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque.
Professor dr.Anton Caragea and Dr. Sultan Al Jassim-Vice-President of Zayed University
The visit of the european media delegation in United Arab Emirates is yet another demonstration of the ever deepening ties between European Union and United Arab Emirates in fields of culture, media, economy and political dialogue.
It is a rare occasion and a friendship declaration when European delegation attend National Day Celebration of another country and this is a supplementary demonstration of the brotherly spirit that unites European Union and United Arab Emirates( UAE). Finally the European presence on 2 December-the National Day of Emirates is an evidence of Europe`s people support for the UAE outstanding achievements and positive model offered to the world, stated prof.dr. Anton Caragea, President of European Council on International Relations upon his return.
Dr. Sultan Al Jaber CEO of Masdar Green City presenting the future development plans to European delegation
The Governor of Central of UAE – H.E. Sultan Nasser Al Suwaidi
H.E. Razan Khalifa Al Mubarak , General Secretary of Abu Dhabi Environment Agency
H.E. Omar Abdullah, Department of Economic Development of UAE
Dubai – aerial view from Burj Khalifa – the world tallest constructing in Dubai .
Emirati traditional dance performed for European delegation
Grand Zayed Mosque – a monument of islamic art and ingenuity in the heart of Abu Dhabi