Cooperation with Diplomatic Missions

Maramures County has actively worked to cooperate with the diplomatic missions of different countries in Romania, but also to find support for its activities from our national missions worldwide:

Support from the Romanian Consulate to Milan to implement “Longing for România- Maramureș and Diaspora” project

Between 16th - 17th November 2019, Maramureș County Council and coordinated cultural institutions met with the Romanian community of Milan (Italy) within the framework of the project “Longing for România- Maramureș’’ and Diaspora, an action co-financed by the Ministry for Romanians Abroad. The support shown by the Romanian Consulate to Milan for this action made it possible for diaspora to reconnect with forgotten traditions of their homeland.

Meeting between Her Excellency, the Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China and the business community of Maramureș

On the 25th of October 2019 H.E, the Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China, Mrs. Jiang Yu, met with the business environment from our county as the local branch of the Romanian – Chinese Chamber of Commerce has been set up.

The meeting was mutually appreciated as has given opportunity for both sides to establish potential economic exchanges.

Participation to "Alliance Gala" event in cooperation with the Romanian Embassy to Washington

Between the 3rd - 4th of October 2019, a delegation of Maramures County Council has participated in Washington (USA) to the 2019 "Alliance Gala" and subsidiary events that were hosted by H.E, Mr. George Maior, the Ambassador.

His Excellency was extremely familiar with the efforts of our county to promote a positive image of Maramures abroad, consequently a mutual agreement has been made to support these efforts to the benefit of the Romanian diaspora.

Participation to "Fete de L’Europe" international event in cooperation with the Romanian Embassy in the Grand Duchy of Luxemburg

On the 9th of May 2019, with the support of the European Commission Representation in Romania, and the Romanian Embassy in the Grand Duchy of Luxemburg, Maramures displayed within the event “Fete de L’Europe” its most valuable cultural traditions and local cuisine.

Representatives of Maramures to the Romanian Embassy in Vatican City

Between the 13th - 16th of December 2018, representatives of Maramures County Council and the mayor of Ieud, accompanied by a local famous performer and group of artists were received by H.E, Mr. George Gabriel Bologan, and the Romanian Ambassador to Italy. The artists were given the opportunity to perform traditional carols from Maramures, being also present at a local traditional event that took place in the famous Church Palace.

Representatives of Maramures in Malta

Between the 22nd - 26th of October 2018, representatives of Maramures county and the Baia Mare branch of the Cluj Napoca University introduced a project dedicated to our local promoter of the Union, Vasile Lucaciu to H.E Daniele Verga, the Ambassador and diplomatic counsellor of the Grand Chancellor of the Order of Malta.

A special recognition has been awarded to Romanian branch of the Maltese Corps and has been suggested that a cooperation agreement should be signed between the Maltese Corps and the Maramures County Council for future project. H.E. Mr Danielle Verga has shown his support towards this initiative.

Romanian - Austrian Economic Symposium dedicated to “Technology and services in the management of waste and household waste”

This economic mission has been organized in a partnership between the Austrian Embassy- the Commercial Section and our institution on the 15th of March 2018 in Baia Mare. The event has introduced the mayors of our county and the business environment a series business proposals and opportunities in the field of household management from Austrian businessmen. Our county has been selected as for its potential in this field by the business representatives from Austria, under the coordination of Mrs. Vera Maier – commercial attaché of the Austrian Embassy. This was an important opportunity for our county to get acquitted with one of the most advanced country in the field of waste management.

Visits and exchanges with ambassadors and representatives of different countries in Romania

The visit of the Italian Ambassador in Maramureș

H.E., Mr. Marco Giungi, the ambassador of Italy in Romania has been present on the 15th of August 2019, for the third edition of the "Reunion of the locals of Borșa” and to a festival dedicated to a local delicacy – mushrooms where he meet the president of Maramures County Council.

The visit of the Ambassador of the State of Palestine in Maramureș

The president of Maramures County Council, met on the 4th of April 2019, with H.E, Mr Fuad Karim Saliba Kokaly, Ambassador of the State of Palestine in Romania, on the first visit of His Excellency in Maramures. This was a perfect opportunity to highlight the possibility of bilateral cooperation among municipalities from Palestine and Romania, while a potential collaboration in the field of culture has been identified between Maramures and regions from Palestine.

Jose Arnau Uson, the Honorary Consul of Spain visiting Maramureș

His Excellency visited Maramureș on the 31st of January 2019, and met the president of Maramures County in order to identify potential cooperation of mutual interest.

The Ambassador of Ukraine in Romania, visiting Maramures

Between the 9th - 10th October 2018, H.E., Mr. Oleksandr Bankov, the Ambassador of Ukraine in Romania, visited our county in order to strengthen the bilateral cooperation. The visit continued in Sighetu Marmației, where H.E. met the local authority and the representatives of the Ukrainian minority. On this occasion, H.E., the Ambassador, officially launched on exhibition dedicated to the victims of Holodomor of 1932 – 1933 and visited Taras Șevcenko Ukrainian High school.

The Ambassador of the Republic of Turkey, visited Maramures for a meeting with the business environment

On the 6th of July 2018, the president of Maramureș County Council had a working meeting with H.E., Mr. Osman Koray Ertaș, the Ambassador of the Republic of Turkey in Romania, accompanied by the representatives of the business association of Turkey that have strong business relations in our area and are keen on developing these economical exchanges.

H.E., Mr. Hans Klemm, the U.S.A Ambassador visited Maramures

On the 23rd of March 2017, H.E, Mr. Hans Klemm, the U.S.A. Ambassador, had a joint meeting with the authorities of Maramures county and the municipality of Baia Mare, to discuss the situation of the vulnerable categories in our country. Previously, H.E participated to a meeting with the representatives of Homes Hope for Children Romania, an active organization in the field of social protection.

Meeting the Ambassador of the Russian Federation in Romania

H.E. Mr. Valery Kuzmin, the Ambassador of the Russian Federation in Romania, visited Maramures in February 2017. Within this period H.E. meet the local authorities from Sighetu Marmaţiei, and some of the most important historical landmarks like the Cemetery of Soviet War Heroes, the newly built Orthodox Church dedicated to the fallen Ukrainian heroes.

Meeting the Romanian Ambassador in Lithuania and Latvia

H.E., Mr. Dan Bălănescu the Romanian Ambassador in Lithuania and Latvia has supported the establishment of cooperation relations between our county and the municipality of Panevezys. A first official exchange has taken place between the 23rd - 26th of April 2014 when representatives of our county have established official connections with the administration of Panevezys under the patronage of H.E., the Ambassador.

Celebrating our National Day on the premises of Romanian diplomatic missions abroad

Celebrating 1st of December at the Romanian Embassy in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Upon the official invitation of H.E., Mr. Dan Mihalache, the Ambassador, between 30th of November - 2nd of December 2017, representatives of Maramures County Council and of Transylvania Ensemble participated to the events dedicated to the celebration of our National Day. A special program has been dedicated to the diaspora that received a taste of their homeland traditions and customs.

Celebrating 1st of December 2016 at the Romanian Embassy in Spain

The Romanian Embassy in Spain invited the representatives of Maramures County Council to be involved in the celebrations of 135 years of diplomatic connections between Romania and Spain. A series of events were organized with the participation of many diplomatic missions that have cooperated along the years and as a sign of great respect towards the mutual cooperation, the Grand Market of Madrid was lighted in the national Romanian colours.

Celebrating the National Day In Sweden

In December 2004 the Romanian Embassy in Sweden invited representatives of Maramures County Council, the Transylvania Ensemble to participate to a series of events that were organized to celebrate 1st of December along with other diplomatic missions.

Foreign diplomatic missions participated to Days of Maramures County 2017

The 3rd edition of Days of Maramures County that took place between the 19th - 21st of May 2017, had as slogan: ”Come along to Maramureș!” and invitations were launched to all the diplomatic missions to Romania. More than 40 representatives of different missions to Romania accepted our invitation for an extended visit to Maramures, 3 days to get acquainted with the attractions, culture and traditions of our county.

Promoting film heritage from different European countries at the Butchers’ Bastion (2013, 2014)

The cooperation secured by our institution during the years with different embassies, has been renewed within an initiative that involved the promoting of different countries’ film heritage under the slogan of ”Movie Days at the Butchers’ Bastion”. Many embassies reacted positively to our initiative, our institution being able to organize the following events:
  • Days of Norwegian Movie between the 22nd - 25th of December 2012 that marked the first anniversary of the completion of the Butchers’ Bastion works
  • Days of Spanish Movie between the 21st - 23rd of March 2013
  • Days of French Movie between the 3rd - 5th April 2013
  • Days of Italian Movie between the 22nd - 25th of May 2013
  • Days of Swedish Movie between the 2nd - 3rd of June 2013
  • Days of Dutch Movie between the 19th - 21st of July 2013
  • Days of Russian Movie between the 29th of November – 1st of December 2013
H.E. Mr Anders Bengtcen, the Ambassador of Sweden in Romania has honoured the “Days of Swedish Movie” with his presence and spoke about the cooperation between the 2 countries and the need of growing and developing exchanges on all levels.

The Wooden Gate from Maramures installed at the U.S Embassy in Bucharest (2012)

The Romanian Foreign Ministry has conveyed the U.S Embassy’s request to exhibit a piece of traditional art from Maramures on the premises of the newly set up embassy headquarters. Our institution has reacted and made the necessary efforts to setup a traditional wooden gate, involving renowned artisans in woodcraft, led by Teodor Bârsan (son of the well-known Bârsan artisan). The gate was executed in close connection with the requests of the US Embassy and the official inauguration was on the 22nd of March 2012, where representatives of Maramures were invited to join.
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