The Romanian Library Dimitrie Cantemir was inaugurated at the Romanian Cultural and Spiritual Center in Brussels, Belgium, with the support of the Dimitrie Cantemir Christian University, the Foundation Human Valences and the Department for the Relation with the Romanian Diaspora within the Social Democratic Party (PSD), in the presence of Euro-parliamentarians, Romanian political figures and many other guests.
‘I have the great joy of attending this remarkable event, the opening of the Dimitrie Cantemir Library here at the Romanian Spiritual Center. From a point of view, it was but natural for the first library to carry the name of the scholar, philosopher prince Dimitrie Cantemir,’ said Chancellor of the Dimitrie Cantemir Christian University Corina Dumitrescu, one of the guests attending the event.
MEP Ciprian Tanasescu, one of the persons involved in the project through the Department for the Relation with the Romanian Diaspora within the PSD, thanked the sponsors, the Domeniul Coroanei Segarcea Brand, Tarom and Murfatlar, the people who collected the books or made donations. In addition, Tanasescu thanked Corina Dumitrescu for having agreed with the name of the library.
The opening of the library is part of the campaign titled The Book from Home, carried out by the PSD Department in the last two years and its inauguration aims to propagate the values of the Romanian culture among the Romanians living abroad and to draw the attention of the European partners upon the importance of the Romanian culture beyond the country’s borders. ‘You must not forget the Romanian writers, the Romanian culture, because according to EU’s unity in diversity concept, each people must preserve its roots, must be proud of its culture and must spread it around the world,’ Ciprian Tanasescu told the attendees.
Social-Democratic MEPs Adriana Ticau and Ioan Enciu, Liberal MEP Norica Nicolai and President of the Vrancea County Council Marian Oprisan also attended the event.