Monday, April 22 2024

Romanian President Klaus Iohannis on a visit to South Korea

Romanian President Klaus Iohannis and several Romanian ministers start a three-day visit to South Korea on Monday as the country is the first in the Asia – Pacific region involved in a strategic partnership with Romania. Official talks will include co-operation issues in such areas as defence, nuclear energy, investments and management of emergency situations and disasters. The official visit in South Korea, the first of a Romanian head of state in 16 years, is taking place following an invitation of South-Korean counterpart, President Yoon Suk-yeol. A joint statement is expected after the signing ceremony of a document stipulating the co-operation between the two countries in the next 10 years.

Romanian Parliament meets in joint session

A joint session of the Romanian Parliament on Monday will discuss a request of President Klaus Iohannis allowing involvement of the Romanian Army in security missions in the Red and the Black Seas. Such operations are designed to clear the Black Sea of mines – a danger quickly apparent after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine more than two years ago while the Red Sea initiative is expected to ensure the security of ships in the area. Romanian parliament’s lower house, the House of Deputies, is also expected to host the Government Hour with Finance Minister Marcel Boloș as guest. Talks are expected between Mr. Boloș and MPs of the far-right party of th Alliance for the Union of Romanians (AUR). AUR MPs would like Mr. Boloș to explain why public debt was exceeding the threshold of 50 percent of the GDP.

Gaudeamus Book Fair – 23

Radio Romania is hosting the 23rd edition of its Book Fair in Transylvanian town of Cluj Napoca. The fair is expected to open on Wednesday, April 24 at noon, and close on April 28. Similar book fairs are also scheduled in the north-western Romanian city of Oradea (May 15 – 19), in central city of Brașov (July 3 – 7), and also in Sibiu, and Iassy (north-eastern Romania). Capital Bucharest will host the final edition of the year on October 16 – 20.

Alexandru Danga