Last Monday the 12th, Her Majesty Margareta, Custodian of the Crown and HRH Prince Radu hosted a dinner at Palatul Elisabeta on the occasion of the 90th Anniversary of diplomatic relations between Romania and the Sovereign Military Order of Malta. The event was attended by HE Ambassador Stefano Ronca, Foreign Secretary of the Order and Ambassador Franz Salm with their respective wife. The Apostolic Nuntio, The Metropolitan Archbishop, the leadership of SAMR and our entire diplomatic corp led by HE Ambassador Roberto Musneci, his wife Marialaura and many others attended the event.
The speeches from HRH Prince Radu, Foreign Secretary Ronca and Ambassador Musneci highlighted the historic closeness of Romania and the Royal House to our Order and the common focus, in the last 90 years, on addressing the needs of disadvantaged communities particularly at dramatic junctions such as the current one in the aftermath of the tragic invasion of Ukraine.
The Charisma of the Order, “Tuitio Fidei, obsequium Pauperum” and the motto of the Royal Family, “Nihil sine Deo” express the same values where practical actions of support are the product of our common Christian values.
Our Embassy would like to thank Her Majesty, His Royal Highness and the entire Royal House team for the perfect organization and collaboration in this very busy period of the year.
We trust that the Royal House and our Order will continue to work together on some of the many challenges ahead.
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