Participation of Mrs. Roberta Alma Anastase, PABSEC Vice-President, Head of the PABSEC Romanian Delegation and of Mr. Daniel Dulca, PABSEC Deputy Secretary General, in the 12th Plenary Session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Mediterranean (PAM).
Mrs. Roberta Alma Anastase, PABSEC Vice-President and Head of the PABSEC Romanian Delegation and Mr. Daniel Dulca, PABSEC Deputy Secretary General, participated in the 12th Plenary Session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Mediterranean (PAM), which took place on 15-16 February 2018, in Bucharest, hosted by the Chamber of Deputies of the Parliament of Romania.
The meeting was attended by PAM National Delegations, Associate Members and Partner Countries, members of the other international, regional and national Parliaments, representatives of regional and international organizations and of the diplomatic corps.
The Opening ceremony was addressed by Mr. Florin Iordache, Vice-President of the Chamber of Deputies of Romania, Mr. Călin Popescu-Tăriceanu, President of the Senate of Romania, Mr. Pedro Roque (Portugal), PAM President and Mr. Teodor Meleşcanu, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Romania. The messages to the Assembly by H.H. Pope Francis and by Mr. António Guterres, UN Secretary General, were also presented.
In order to enrich the debates and to provide inputs for the forthcoming activities of the Assembly, decision-makers of the Romanian Government and of the international organisations delivered presentations on topical matters.
The PAM Annual Session brought to parliamentarians’ attention the recurrent theme of Countering the Evolving Threat of Terrorism, among many other emblematic topics for this Assembly such as: Political and Security Developments in the MENA Region, Facilitating Trade and Supporting Investments, Climate Change, Human Rights and Migration and Protection of Cultural Heritage.
On the occasion of the 12th Plenary Session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Mediterranean, a symbolic ceremony was held to mark the accession of the Republic of San Marino as a full member of PAM.
Mrs. Roberta Alma Anastase, PABSEC Vice-President and Head of the PABSEC Romanian Delegation had short meetings with Mr. Pedro Roque, PAM President and H. E. Ambassador Sergio Piazzi, PAM Secretary General, during which issues of common interest between the two Assemblies were discussed.