Invited by the Romanian Consul General in Munchen, a delegation of Brasov County Council took part in the events celebrating the Days of Romania in Nurnberg (Germany).
The members of the delegation were: Mr. Aristotel Cancescu, Chairman of Brasov County Council, county counsellors and an external relations counsellor from Brasov County Council.
The Romanian Festival in Nurnberg takes place twice a year: in June at the same time with the festive events in the historical town centre, on Romania's Day and on Christmas Day at the official opening of the International Christmas Fair which gathers 2-4 million tourists from all over the world. On such occasion the Romanian and the Saxon people settled in Germany have the chance to experience intercultural exchange.
Mr. Aristotel Cancescu, Chairman of Brasov County Council, together with the Brasov delegation, met several officials from Nurnberg city and they discussed common projects. One of the meetings was with Mr. Werner Trinni from Nurnberg International Relations Department, and the discussions were related to Brasov-Nurnberg common projects and entering into a partnership. Mrs. Silvie Preu'er, Deputy President for the International Relations Department, Mrs. Rimma Schmitt, Mrs. Mariana Alexie and Mrs. Doina Dolbea participated in these discussions.
To mark the event, Mr. Ulrich Maly, General Mayor of Nurnberg, invited many Romanian people settled here at an official reception in the Hall of Honour from inside the City Hall building. Mrs. Yvonne Coulin, President of Nurnberg Tourism Office, Mrs. Brandusa Predescu, the Romanian General Consul, heads of the political parties from the Local Council, members of Romanima Association and members of the Romanian community living in Nurnberg also participated in the events dedicated to Romania's Day.
The Nurnberg officials approved once again the installation of Brasov House in the area dedicated to houses representing world cities twinned with Nurnberg. The House honoured Brasov and Romania, by displaying Romanian traditional products, specific cuisine food such as slivovitz and stuffed cabbage rolls, as well as items made by Romanian craftsmen: icons painted on glass, ceramics, tissues, sculptures, folk dolls and costumes.
The delegation from Brasov had several meetings with the members of Romanima Association, local officials responsible of the Nurnberg Christmas Fair and with Dr. Hartmut Frommer, coordinator of the book project 'Dracula between Myth and Reality', translated by the Romanian writer Emil Cira.