The President of the Romanian Academy, academician Cristian Hera on Wednesday urged to following the example of the Romanian Principalities Union's founders in building a united, dignified, respected country where concord rules."Let the example of the founders of the 24 January 1859's Union and of 1 December 1918's, the astral events that are warming the Romanians' souls in the icy winter periods and for ever, be a model to follow. Let us pass on to our descendants a united, dignified and respected country where concord rules, regardless of the differences among us of any nature, such as: ethnic, religious, social or political. Let us have always in mind one single thought: Union makes the strength! Let us be strong, for the sake and grandeur of our motherland Romania," academician Hera said at the "Romanian Principalities Union, foundation of 1918 Great Union" scientific communications session on Wednesday at the Patriarchy Palace.
In his word opening the event organised by the Romanian Academy and the Romanian Orthodox Church on the Hill of Patriarchy, academician Cristian Hera recalled the moment of the Romanian Principalities Union and praised the personality of then ruler Alexandru Ioan Cuza, characterised by "patriotism, honesty and dignity" features that have characterised Cuza Voda during both his rule and his exile years", thanks to which he left behind him "a solid state inside" and "a respected state outside."
President Klaus Iohannis urged the participants in the event to make Romania "an ever stronger state", where "rights and freedoms are respected, and democracy is the letter of law."
In his turn, the BOR Patriarch Daniel said the events 159 years ago are "a fundamental historical moment" for the organisation of the modern Romanian state, as well as a foundation for the 1918 Great Union.