Romanian Parliament passes law establishing the National Day of Friendship and Solidarity with Israel

​​The Parliament of Romania adopted a law to establish May 14 as the National Day of Friendship and Solidarity between Romania and the State of Israel. The State of Israel was officially established on May 14, 1948.
 
According to the provisions of the law, each year, on May 14, diplomatic, political, cultural, social and artistic events will be organised and materials dedicated to the history and promotion of the bilateral Romanian-Israeli relations will be presented.
 
State institutions will jointly raise the flags of Romania and the State of Israel and the Parliament of Romania will organise a solemn session dedicated to the State of Israel.
 
Furthermore, the diplomatic missions of Romania, as well as central and local authorities, will organise events dedicated to the National Day of Friendship and Solidarity between Romania and the State of Israel.

Speaker of the Knesset MK Amir Ohana said that “the law to establish May 14 as the National Day of Friendship and Solidarity between Romania and the State of Israel was introduced to the Parliament of Romania by MP Silviu Vexler, representing the Federation of Jewish Communities in Romania. In 2023, Romania and the State of Israel marked 75 years of uninterrupted diplomatic relations through a special joint session of the Parliament of Romania, in the presence and with the participation of the Speaker of the Knesset”.
 
“I would like to express my deepest gratitude to the stewards of this noble cause, my friends, President of the Chamber of Deputies Alfred-Robert Simonis, Prime Minister Marcel Ciolacu, Senate President Nicolae Ciucă, and head of the Jewish Federation and Member of Parliament Silviu Vexler”.

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