Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Romania to the Republic of Azerbaijan
Romanian Language and Culture Center within Azerbaijan University of Languages, Baku, invited H.E. Mr. Dan IANCU, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Romania to the Republic of Azerbaijan, to communicate directly with the Romanian language students, online, to learn more about foreign relations, bilateral cooperation between the countries, as well as the current situation, highlighting the current and foreseeable impact of the covid-19 pandemic in various fields of human activity, as seen in the trends underway in both Romania and Azerbaijan.
The purpose of the "Ambassador's Hour" project is to provide students with the opportunity to communicate directly with ambassadors and diplomats of different countries, to learn more about Azerbaijan's foreign relations, bilateral cooperation between our countries, as well as the current situation, history, geography, culture and national values.
The meeting organized during the "Ambassador's Hour" project is important for the development of students' worldview, as well as knowledge in the field of international relations.
At the outset, Ambassador Dan Iancu has highlighted the current and foreseeable impact of the covid-19 pandemic in various fields of human activity, as seen in the trends underway in both Romania and Azerbaijan. Despite the setbacks and complications experienced by most people in their day-to-day lives and endeavours, some changes (e.g. a renewed push for the expansion of e-government, the tele-working, e-learning) would bring benefits in the long run. On the other hand, the uncertainties in the short-term economic outlook and the increased pressures on the labor market would require additional efforts to improve one’s skills and abilities. For students in particular, this should provide additional incentives to engage in extra-curricular activities and academic exchanges. The Ambassador has pointed out in this context to the opportunities already available to ADU students for scholarships and study mobilities to Romania.
In the second part of his intervention, Ambassador Dan Iancu has presented the main priorities on the agenda of the Embassy, with a focus on the educational, cultural and humanitarian fields. Some of the projects intended for the first half of 2020 had to be postponed in light of the pandemic situation and the travel restrictions and would be rescheduled for the fall of this year. A Q&A session followed.
Event organizer: Romanian Language and Culture Center, ADU, Baku,
director dr. Iosefina Blazsani-Batto