An exhibition titled 'Romania-Spain. 130-Year-Long Diplomatic Relations,' in which one can find numerous proofs (documents, pictures, objects) of the Spanish-Romanian diplomatic relations, but also information of the cultural, economic and social relations between the two states, opened on Thursday at the National Museum of Romania's History (MNIR) in Bucharest.
Created in partnership with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Spain's Embassy in Bucharest, the exhibition is, according to MNIR managing director Ernest Oberlander-Tarnoveanu, PhD, 'a survey of the road Romania and Spain went along together in modern and other times.
'The relations between Romania and Spain have developed much in the past two decades,' said Secretary of State with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Bogdan Aurescu, who pointed to the contribution made by Spain to Romania joining the European Union and NATO and the cooperation between the two countries in these structures in the context of the effective strategic partnership between the two countries.
Ambassador of the Kingdom of Spain in Bucharest Estanislao de Grandes Pascual surveyed the relations between the two countries and peoples, starting with Trajan, the 'Spanish-Roman Emperor,' going on with the ambassadors sent by the Court of Castile to the Court of Moldavia in Stephen the Great's time and Romania's King Carol I christening infante Don Juan, future Count of Barcelona and father of King Juan Carlos, and up to the present-day cooperation in the EU and NATO through the agency of the Romanian community living in Spain too.
'The wish of Spain is to go on taking an active part in the Romanian economy,' said the Spanish diplomat, who added that 'the history of our countries all along its 130-year-long relations can be summed up as the capability to surmount difficulties, to assume challenges and have success.'
Prince Radu and Princess Margareta of Romania, members of the diplomatic corps, personalities of the cultural and academic community attended the event mentioned above.AGERPRES