In the Gafencu Hall of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Romanian Minister of Foreign Affairs Bogdan Aurescu and his German counterpart Annalena Baerbock delivered Press Statements before the opening of the Ministerial Conference of the Support Platform for the Republic of Moldova.
In their statements, the two ministers of foreign affairs mentioned the 30 years since the signing of the Treaty on Friendly Cooperation and Partnership in Europe between Romania and the Federal Republic of Germany.
Romfilatelia, the only company authorized by the Romanian Government to issue postage stamps, has created a postal stationery dedicated to the event, as well as a philatelic panel displaying stamps and postal stationery marking the diplomatic relations and strategic partnership between Romania and the Federal Republic of Germany.
In his speech, the German Minister of Foreign Affairs emphasised the importance of postage stamps and their collecting:
“I think we can be proud and happy to celebrate 30 years of friendship between our countries. On this occasion a special postage stamp was created, I think it is here in the hall and in any case before we used to collect stamps, maybe now it doesn’t happen anymore, during the digitisation but I am particularly happy because this friendship is paying off for the people of our countries, we have a friendship not only at ministerial level but also with and between the people of our countries.”
At the end of their statements, the two foreign ministers unveiled and signed the philatelic panel dedicated by Romfilatelia to the anniversary event, admiring the special philatelic items: the joint issue entitled “Romania-Germany, The Fortified Church of Biertan” (2011), the issue entitled “20 years since the signing of the Treaty between Romania and the Federal Republic of Germany on friendly cooperation and partnership in Europe” (2012) and the postal stationeries dedicated to the anniversary of “25 years since the signing of the Friendship Treaty between Romania and the Federal Republic of Germany” (2017), respectively, the one dedicated to the celebration of the 30 years since the signing of the Treaty (2022).
Within a united Europe, the Treaty is the foundation for close political, economic and cultural cooperation, marked by mutual trust, respect and adherence to common values, and the postage stamp will continue its mission as a promoter of national and universal values, building cultural and friendship bridges between peoples.