Message of H.E. Klaus Werner Iohannis, President of Romania

Read during the European Policy Debate at BCC on Friday 22 June 2018, one of the highlights of the European Heritage Summit in Berlin

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It is a distinct pleasure and honor to address, on behalf of Romania, the first European Cultural Heritage Summit. I strongly believe that linking the responsibilities of the public authorities together with the commitment of the civil society, for advancing an ambitious European Agenda and Action Plan for Cultural Heritage, is of paramount importance. I am confident that this will be a lasting legacy of the European Year of Cultural Heritage.

Romania is a firm supporter of our joint efforts of consolidating the European Project. To this end, it is my belief that culture and cultural heritage are essential pillars of our endeavor towards the sustainable development of our Union.

I take this opportunity to acknowledge the importance of protecting the fundamental achievements and principles of the European Union. This shared heritage is a very valuable resource. I would like to assure you that these significant values will be responsibly and diligently promoted during the Romanian Presidency of the Council of the European Union.

Klaus Werner Iohannis
President of Romania

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