Statement Attributable to the Spokesperson for the High-Representative for the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations
Bucherast – New York, 20 October 2013
The High-Representative for the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations, H.E. Mr. Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser met with H.E. Mr. Victor Ponta the prime Minister of Romania during an official visit to Bucharest. Mr. Al-Nasser also held separate talks with the Ministers of Foreign Affairs, Culture and the Minister for Diaspora Affairs. The talks focused on means of cooperation between the Government of Romania and the UN Alliance of Civilizations including the implementation of joint projects in the areas of interreligious and intercultural dialogue.
Mr. Al-Nasser reviewed with Romanian officials the activities the Alliance is undertaking to develop links to faith-based organizations with a view of incorporating them into the Alliance activities.
On the margins of the visit to Romania, the High Representative participated in a round-table discussion at the Senate in Romania on Multiculturalism, Tolerance and Dialogue.