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PM Ponta met Prince Charles at the Museum of Art Collections


Prime Minister Victor Ponta says he and visiting Prince Charles made a promotion of the Bucharest-based Museum of Art Collections, saying that the prince had an opportunity to see probably for the first time the masterpieces of some Romanian painters.

'I was very thankful to Prince Charles for having accepted my proposal. We had scheduled a meeting at the Victoria Government Palace, as in fact another one was scheduled for the Cotroceni Presidential Palace. I suggested to the staff of Prince Charles that we should not hold a traditional meeting at Victoria Palace, but take the opportunity of his presence in Romania to open together after very many years all the three wings of the building. By his presence, Prince Charles not only saw for the first time masterpieces of Romanian painters Grigorescu, Tonitza and Petrascu, but together we advertised the museum and I hope the starting tomorrow the number of visitors will increase because it has been a long time since the works of arts here could be seen,' said Ponta.

President Taian Basescu received Prince Charles of Great Britain at Cotroceni Palace


President Traian Basescu at the Cotroceni Palace on Monday had a meeting with Price Charles, who is paying a private visit to Romania and who said that he remained impressed every time with the hospitality and warmth Romanians received him.

'Mr President Traian Basescu during the meeting insisted on thanking for the support and trust that His Royal Highness Charles, Prince of Wales, grants Romania, but also for the involvement of the foundations His Royal Highness coordinates in projects aimed at biodiversity preservation, sustainable development and social responsibility in Transylvania. His Royal Highness Charles, Prince of Wales, spoke of the joy he felt each time he visited our country. At the same time, His Royal Highness added he remained impressed each time with the hospitality and warmth Romanians received him during the visits he paid to our country,' shows a Presidential Administration release.


According to the source, President Traian Basescu told Prince Charles that his visits to Romania represent a great favour made to the country, for they bring a lot of publicity to Romania.

‘I watched, in one way or another, on television your visits paid to several localities in Transylvania. You are doing us a great favour with you presence in Romania. I saw Carpathia (editors' note: it refers to the ‘Wild Carpathia' documentary film). You are bringing us a lot of publicity', Basescu told the heir of the British Crown, during the official talks between the two high officials.

President Traian Basescu on Monday received Prince Charles' visit to the Cotroceni Presidential Palace. Before the meeting with President Traian Basescu, Prince Charles of Wales had a meeting with Prime Minister Victor Ponta.


Ponta on Monday welcomed visiting Prince Charles of Wales at the Museum of Art Collections in Bucharest. Prince Charles arrived last Thursday in Romania. During the first evening of his stay he was a guest of Count Kalnoky Tibnor of Micolosara, Cavasna County. On Friday he toured the village of Archita of Mures County, while he spent the Saturday morning in the Zalan Valley.