Mediafax- Antonescu: Romania’s geostrategic position between Europe and the Levant can make Romania a cultural and diplomatic mediator
Crin Antonescu, President of the Romanian Senate, at the Cultural Diplomacy in the Levant Symposium
During the Cultural Diplomacy in the Levant Symposium organized by the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy in the Levant in Bucharest on 23-25th of May, 2013, the President of the Romanian Senate, Crin Antonescu, stated that due to Romania’s geostrategic position on the eastern border of EU and NATO, it is able to become the political, diplomatic and cultural balance power for the south-east of Europe.
“Romania is on the eastern border of EU and Nato. This reality allows it to rediscover the positive aspects of a once uncomfortable geostrategical position. It’s borders with central Europe and Southern Europe and between the west and the Levant, can enable the country to act as a diplomatic, cultural mediator for south east Europe. After 1989 Romania has been able to reinstate it’s positive influence in consolidating stability and democracy in the Balkans” (Crin Antonescu, President of the Romanian Senate, during the Cultural Diplomacy in the Levant, ’’ Levant, cradle of the cultural diplomacy. Rediscovering the Mediterranean’’ Forum in Bucharest)