News Centre –TDO- Romania’s Ambassador to Turkey Gabriel Catalin Şopanda and his spouse Lavinia Ochea have hosted a concert at the Presidential Symphony Orchestra hall which was conducted by Romanian-Turkish maestro Bujor Hoiniç to mark 140 years of diplomatic ties between Turkey and Romania.
The concert was attended by Romanian Ambassador Gabriel Catalin Şopanda, Director of the Istanbul Dimitrie Cantemir Romanian Cultural Centre Nadia Tunsu as well as many diplomats, heads of foreign missions and guests.
In his speech, Ambassador Şopanda said:
“Ladies and gentlemen,
Esteemed guests and dear friends,
Good evening and thank you for joining us to celebrate 140 years of diplomatic ties between Romania and the Republic of Turkey.
2018 is also the Centennial Year of Romania’s Great Union, which has strengthened the country’s principles of tolerance, mutual respect and good cohabitation. Great Romania has expended important efforts to remove conflict seeking, revanchist and historical revisionist approaches within the historical borders of the Romanians that display their right to self-determination.
Historically, Turkey has been an important political and economic partner for Romania and this fact has been confirmed by the strong strategic partnership declared between the two countries and was built on a tradition of friendship. The cooperation between our countries runs at every level and with very high standards. Given our geographical position, we cooperate actively on bilateral and multilateral grounds to deal with shared security issues and common interests and to find a joint response to present challenges.
Tonight we have gathered to enjoy famous Romanian violin virtuoso Alexandru Tomescu play under Romanian-Turkish maestro Bujor Hoiniç and with the Republic of Turkey’s Presidential Symphony Orchestra to mark 140 years of diplomatic ties between Romania and Turkey. Celebrating the anniversary of diplomatic ties between Romania and Turkey and the Great Union of Romania, I wish you a pleasant evening.