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RADOR: News from Romania, 00-07-12

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From: RADOR Press Agency <http://indis.ici.ro/romania/news/rador.html>

July 12, 2000


CONTENTS

  • [01] President of PNTCD invites members of the Permanent Central Bureau of PNL to have talks
  • [02] Meeting of the Permanent Bureau of PNL
  • [03] Statement of Ioan Mircea Pascu, vicepresident of PDSR
  • [04] President Emil Constantinescu has received the Chairman of the Chamber of Deputies of the Congress of Mexico
  • [05] Exchange of letters between the Presidents of the United States and Romania
  • [06] Visit to Bucharest of the Chairman of the State Duma of Russia, Ghenadyi Selezniov
  • [07] Multinational military manouvers in the Romanian territorial waters
  • [08] Communique of the Romanian Foreign Ministry
  • [09] CALENDAR

  • [01] President of PNTCD invites members of the Permanent Central Bureau of PNL to have talks

    In a letter to the President of the National Liberal Party, Mircea Ionescu- Quintus and to the other members of the leadership of that party, the president of PNTCD, Ion Diaconescu, writes that his party is open to dialog with a view to creating a right wing center coalition to offer Romania the possibility to be integrated in the Euro-Atlantic structures. The letter also mentions that the leadership of PNL made a number of unsuited for and uncalled for references to the attitude of PNTCD concurrently with start of dialog with a number of parties outside the coalition. It is imperative that negociations take place before the 15 July National Council of PNL session so that all positive elements that may come from PNTCD be known to the members of the Council before making a strategy decision for the elections in the fall.

    [02] Meeting of the Permanent Bureau of PNL

    The members of the Permanent Bureau of PNL were given the letter of the President of PNTCD. At the same meeting former Prime Minister Theodor Stolojan said he could consider becoming a member of a newly created party following merge of PNL and ApR - Alliance for Romania Party.

    Valeriu Stoica, first vicepresident of PNL writes in a letter of his own that it is crucial that PNL and ApR unite in a strong and important political party under the name of NATIONAL LIBERAL PARTY.

    [03] Statement of Ioan Mircea Pascu, vicepresident of PDSR

    Leadership of PDSR continues to be of the opinion that the Romanian political environment continues campaign agaist PDSR - SOCIAL DEMOCRACY PARTY OF ROMANIA. The aim of an alliance of several political parties - he said at the press conference of PDSR - is to increase power and get more votes and not to manifestly bar another party or another alliance of parties.

    Mr. Pascu also said that according to information his party has the encumbent power is cutting down resources of the future government of Romania. If the information is correct the ruling coalition is pursuing the undermining of the stability of the country.

    [04] President Emil Constantinescu has received the Chairman of the Chamber of Deputies of the Congress of Mexico

    The President of Romania received Francisco Bolio, Chairman of the Chamber of Deputies of the Mexican Congress. The talks highlighted the very good relations between Romania and Mexico also materialized in the possible joint ventures in Mexico for assembling ARO four wheel drives, ROMAN big capacity lorries and trucks as well as tractors. The guest stressed that the talks in Bucharest were a very good preface of the visit which the President of Romania will make to Mexico soon and once again stressed the fact that Romania was one of the main trading partners of Mexico.

    [05] Exchange of letters between the Presidents of the United States and Romania

    On the occasion of three years since the launch of the Romanian-American Strategic Partnership an exchange of letters took place between the presidents of the two countries, Bill Clinton and Emil Constantinescu. The letter sent from the White House reads among other things that Romania is a valuable partner of the United States; the USA will continue to support efforts of Romania to become NATO member. In the letter of the Romanian President it is stressed that the support of the United States granted Romania as part of the strategic partnership is very important as it has brought about very significant progress of our bilateral economic relations as well as in the consolidation of partnership with NATO and chances of integration in the alliance. In a speech delivered recently at the Cotroceni Palace, the presidency of Romania, President Constantinescu has said that strategic partnership with the United States is not an alternative to NATO but the very instrument that prepares Romania to be integrated in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.

    [06] Visit to Bucharest of the Chairman of the State Duma of Russia, Ghenadyi Selezniov

    After talks with several officials of the Romanian Parliament, Mr. Selezniov was received by the foreign minister of Romania, Petre Roman. According to the Russian guest the talk referred to existing obstacles in the wording of the bilateral political treaty. The sides agreed that experts should continue talks for a formula acceptable to both sides. In as far as the issue of the Romanian treasure is concerned (in 1917 the Romanian treasure was sent to Moscow from Bucharest just before the capital city of this country was occupied by opposing German troops, our note) the Russian guest said that experts that are politically neutral could find a solution; however Moscow does not wish to make of this issue a precedent to others. Romanian foreign minister Petre Roman said that the absence of the treaty between the two countries should not be an obstacle in the development of relations all the more so as the commercial deficit with Russia has become accute for Romania.

    [07] Multinational military manouvers in the Romanian territorial waters

    12 states have military in the RESCUE EAGLE 2000 organized by Romania in its territorial waters of the Black Sea. The opening of the exercise was also witnessed by the President of Romania and the United States Ambassador to this country, Emil Constantinescu and James Rosapepe respectively.

    [08] Communique of the Romanian Foreign Ministry

    A communique was released by the Foreign Ministry of Romania on the occasion of three years since the start of the United States - Romania Strategic Partnership by Presidents Bill Clinton and Emil Constantinescu. The Partnership has been ever since its inception a major political opening for the relations between the two countries in the domains of security, military reform and economic ties reads the communique released by the Foreign Ministry of our country quoted by RADIO ROMANIA ACTUALITATI.

    [09] CALENDAR

    The visit to Romania of the delegation of the Russian Duma, the Chamber of Representatives of the Russian Parliament continues. Today the guests are received by the President of Romania Emil Constantinescu after which a press conference is scheduled at the Cotroceni Palace.

    Special Press conference organized by the independent senator Serban Sandulescu at Sala Verde of the Romanian Senate.

    At the Diplomatic Club the foreign minister of Romania Petre Roman offers a cocktail today.

    Meeting with the media at the MEXICO hall of the World Trade Center of PNTCD - Christian Democratic National Peasants Party - and UFD - Union of Right Wing Forces - announcing the signing of the protocol of the alliance PNTCD - UFD for the fall parliamentary and presidential elections.

    The Central Permanent Bureau of the National Liberal Party has a team of negociators to continue talks with a similar delegation of the Alliance for Romania Party to form an alliance.

    FINMEDIA organizes the third conference FINANCING OF THE CAPITAL MARKET on the theme WHO'S AFRAID OF THE CAPITAL MARKET ? at the New York Hall of the World Trade Center of Bucharest.

    Singing star Monserrat Caballe arrives in Bucharest today. Her concert takes place on 14 July at Sala Palatului.

    Varnishing of the exhibition FRENCH TAPESTRY of the XVII-th to the XVIII-th centuries at the National Arts Museum of Romania.


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