President Iohannis meets Prince Charles, the two agree on need to preserve biodiversity
President Klaus Iohannis welcomed on Monday Prince Charles at the Cotroceni Prince, with talks focusing on Romania's extraordinary rural tourism potential and the continuation of actions for the preservation of the natural heritage and traditional architecture, the Presidential Administration informs.
According to a release to AGERPRES, the Prince of Wales praised the hospitality and openness whereby he is welcomed each time he visits Romania.
At the beginning of the talks, the two officials insisted that the meeting highlights the extraordinary quality of bilateral relations and also contributes to their development and continuity.
According to the source, President Klaus Iohannis thanked the Prince of Wales for the visit, but also for the significant contribution to the conservation and preservation of the traditions of Transylvanian rural communities.
The main topic of discussion was the mission and role of "The Prince of Wales" Foundation in Romania aimed at supporting heritage preservation, Rosia Montana, Romania's farming and sustainable development.
President Iohannis reiterated his desire and willingness to support the initiatives designed to improve and maintain Romania's natural and cultural heritage. During the meeting, Klaus Iohannis underscored the importance of keeping and promoting Romanian traditions, the need to develop and implement sustainable development policies, with particular focus on the development of rural areas, the release says.
Both the Prince of Wales and President Klaus Iohannis agreed on the need to preserve biodiversity, protect the environment by finding solutions and alternative methods of waste storage and reuse, provide incentives for businesses to protect and develop the environment, and encourage organic agriculture, the release said.
In this context, the head of the state mentioned the successful project of the Vacaresti Natural Park, Europe's only urban natural protected park, and invited the Prince of Wales to visit it.
At the end of the meeting, the two officials expressed their consent to mutually support initiatives designed for the implementation of programs that ensure the transfer of expertise and best practices for social accountability and awareness of Romania's potential and unique resources, the Presidential Administration said.