H.E. Mr Adrian Nastase, the Prime Minister of Romania Government
paid a two-day visit to Geneva (April 15 - 16, 2002).
||In the morning of April 15th H.E.
Mr Adrian Nastase, the Prime Minister of Romania addressed a statement
to the 58th Session of the UN Commission of Human Rights, before
meeting Mrs Mary Robinson, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights. The meeting
with Mrs.Mary Robinson gave to the Prime-minister of Romania the opportunity
to present the actions by the Romanian authorities in the sphere of human
rights.The Prime-minister offered to the Palais Wilson a gift, which consists
in a portrait of Nicolae Titulescu, former Romanian diplomat and statesman,
twice President of the Assembly of the League of Nations in 1930 and 1931.
During his visit to Geneva, the Romanian Prime Minister marked the 120th
Anniversary of Nicolae Titulescu
and his activity in Geneva, between the two world wars. In this respect
H.E. Mr Adrian Nastase presented the conference Nicolae
Titulescu's vision on the policy of peace - a cornerstone of the international
relations, inaugurated a commemorative exposition in the Salle des
Pas Perdus of the Palais des Nations (see the introductory
speech) and unveiled a statue of Nicolae Titulescu as a gift to the
Palais des Nations.
||The agenda of the visit also included separate meetings with Mr Kamil
Idris, Director General of WIPO, Mr Serguei Ordzhonikidze, Director general
of UNOG. Additionally, H.E. Mr Adrian Nastase launched his new book "Protecting
Minorities in the Future Europe - Between Political Interest and International
Law" and hold a press conference in Geneva Press Club at Villa "La Pastorale"
||On April 16th H.E. Mr Adrian Nastase met Mr Mike Moore, Director
General of WTO at the WTO headquarters. They discussed capacity-building
programmes and ways to improve the participation of Romania in the new
WTO round of negotiations.
H.E. Mr. Adrian Nastase was accompanied during this visit by Mr. Mircea
Geoana, Minister of Foreign Affaires and Mr. Serban Mihailescu, Secretary
General of the Romanian Government.