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July - 2005


A Far-east fiesta was hosted by the National Museum of Art as the Korean traditional dance company Busan displayed a colourful and captivating show of fluid movement and vivid rhythm. The packed auditorium was in thrall to the professional and seductive spectacle, organised in partnership with the Embassy of South Korea
“Every child is an artist,” said Picasso. “The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.” To acknowledge the simplicity of youthful creativity, every year the city of Bitola in Macedonia and creative studio St Kiril and Metodiu invite hundreds of children from around the world to paint and draw the Macedonian municipality under the tutelage of experts. This year an exhibition showing 180 examples of their work is on show at the National Art Museum, Bucharest. Ambassador of Macedonia to Bucharest Tihomir Ilievski and Macedonian Minister of Foreign Affairs Ilinka Mitreva were present at the opening.
Going for gold: Romanian Olympiads who won gold medals at the 2004 Athens Olympics were further honoured with the title of Honorary Citizens of Athens by the Ambassador of Greece to Romania, Athanassios Dendoulis. “Olympics are not just an athletic event, but part of our own culture and history,” he said. “All wars and skirmishes stopped for the games and there was a spirit of friendship and tolerance. We are very proud that a friendly country like Romania had such a great number of winners and we are honoured to present these awards on behalf of the mayor of Athens [Dora Bakoyanni].”
Philippine Ambassador Noel Cabrera and his family welcomed guests at the Diplomatic Club to celebrate the 107th anniversary of the archipelago's independence from Spanish rule on 12 June 1898
Hospitable Croatian Ambassador Zeljko Kupresak welcomed to his country's embassy around 200 diplomatic, business and Government guests to a reception on the occassion of the national day.  
Ambassador of the Order of Malta in Romania, Franz Alfred von Hartig, celebra-ted together with members of the Order and diplomatic corps the national day at the Diplomatic Club. The ambassador emphasised the values that drive the charity projects developed in Romania the Maltese Help Corps.  
Courage was the byword for the opening of the World Refugee Week in Romania, where there are currently around 2,500 refugees, mostly from Asia, Africa and the Middle East. “It takes courage to be a refugee against persecution,” said Veerapong Vongvarotai, representative for the United Nations High Commission for Refugees, “and we intend to raise awareness about refugees and those in need of international protection.” On display in the Teatrul Evreisc (Jewish Theatre), Bucharest were artworks by local refugees, including paintings by Congo-born artist Chancelvie Bonazebi and sculptures of everyday African life by Liberian David Wilson