Representatives of the Chisinau City Hall were on Wednesday in Iasi to celebrate alongside the local authorities 159 years since the Romanian Principalities Union and 10 years since the twinning of the two cities, in the presence of His Royal Highness Prince Radu."We witness today 10 years since the two cities have twinned with each other, two cities from two sister countries, that feel and think alike. We have shared a past together, we shall share a future together. It is something that history will tell over the centuries," the Iasi mayor Mihai Chirica said.
In her turn, the acting Chisinau mayor Silvia Radu asserted that this decade the number of cultural, scientific actions and educational partnerships have grown.
"All these actions were welcome and must go on," said Silvia Radu, adding that by opening the European financing programmes, in particular the Romania-Moldova Joint Operational Programme, the authorities from both Iasi and Chisinau may kick off the joint development projects.
The event took place in the presence of His Royal Highness Prince Radu.
"I'm very grateful to our hosts today and forever for their very discreet, yet very comprehensive way that reminds us each time how lucky we are that we could meet under certain auspices. I look with so much pride and hope to the fact that the two key-cities of Moldova, Chisinau and Iasi are sitting together at the same table and sit together with the Institution of the Crown, alongside all of the other sides of the Romanian society. I can realize how beautiful it used to be the coincidence in December 2016 when we have celebrated 150 years since the foundation of the Royal House and since the Constitution of Romania has been promulgated. It was an exceptional festivity the Moldovan authorities have unfolded in memory of the Romanians' kings, followed by the one in Iasi with the Royal Train when we commemorated one century since the refuge of the Royal Family during the Great War. It is a beautiful coincidence that the today's moment is binding with our anniversary of the 1859's moment, which is not receiving not even until today on the society's behalf the real acknowledgement of the exceptional merit our ancestors have had, starting with the Ruling Prince and of course with the moment of the Centennial, through which we celebrate the Great Union," His Royal Highness Prince Radu said.