THE IMAGE OF AZERBAIJAN IN ROMANIA Kamran SHABANOV Vugar GULMAMMADOV
RESEARCH QUESTIONS• WHAT DOES AZERBAIJAN DO TO PROMOTE ITS IMAGE IN ROMANIA.• STRONG AND WEAK POINTS OF IMAGE OF AZERBAIJAN IN ROMANIA.
METHODOLOGY• WEB RESEARCH• NEWS ABOUT AZERBAIJAN IN ROMANIAN MASS MEDIA• ARCHIVES OF EMBASSY AND NGOs OF AZERBAIJAN IN ROMANIA• WE USED www.googletranslate.com FOR MATERIALS IN ROMANIAN LANGUAGE
ORGANIZATIONS and NGOs in ROMANIA• FRIENDSHIP SOCIETY-FRIENDSHIP ASSOCIATION ROMANIA-AZERBAIJAN• YOUTH AND CULTURAL ASSOCIATION• HEYDAR ALIYEV FOUNDATION IN ROMANIA• CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY• SOCAR (STATE OIL COMPANY OF AZERBAIJAN) ROMANIA
BILATERAL RELATIONS• Recognition of Independence of the Republic of Azerbaijan December 11, 1991• Establishment of Diplomatic Relations June 21, 1992• Visits of Azerbaijani Officials to Romania June 2, 1995 ,visit of President H.Aliyev• Visits of Romanian Officials to Azerbaijan March 27-28, 1996 , visit of President I.Iliescu• Trade Turnover Volume of trade turnover between Azerbaijan and Romania was $301,47 million in 2010
FRIENDSHIP SOCIETY• The opening of the Friendship Association Azerbaijan- Romania in 2001 in Baku, and the Friendship Association Romania-Azerbaijan in the same year in Bucharest, is one more step in getting closer our people in cultural, humanitarian and other areas.• The honorable chairmen of the Association are: the President of the Azerbaijan Mr. Ilham Aliev, the President of Romania Mr. Traian Basescu and the Ambassador of the Republic of Azerbaijan in Romania Mr. Eldar Hasanov• The embassy of Azerbaijan in Romania closely cooperates with the Friendship Association Romania-Azerbaijan that is inherent factor in the strengthening and expansion of brotherly Azerbaijan-Romanian relations in all spheres of human activity.
YOUTH AND CULTURAL ASSOCIATION• ACTAR - Asociatia Culturala a Tineretului intre Azerbaijan and Romania (Azerbaijan-Romania Youth and Cultural Association) was established in 2001 November in association with ROM-AZER – Asociatia prietenii intre Azerbaijan si Romania (Azerbaijan-Romania Friendship Association) and with initiative of Azerbaijan Embassy.• The number of our members is increasing every day. Association have filials in many big cities of Romania. The main purpose is establishing friendship between Azerbaijani and Romanian youth in all spheres including cultural, sport and others two nations, but members are also other nationalities.
HEYDAR ALIYEV FOUNDATION IN ROMANIA• One of directions of Heydar Aliyev Foundation’s activity is promoting popularization of Azerbaijan in the world, forming the fair public opinion on our nation which possesses ancient and rich culture. The best way in this course is to enlarge the action towards strengthening of relations among nations. For this purpose, Heydar Aliyev Foundation opens its representations in friendly countries, cooperates with analogical non-governmental organizations of those countries. The Foundation has opened representative offices in the Russian Federation, Romania, Turkey and USA.
PUBLICATIONS• HAYAT- MAGAZINE• BALCANI SI EUROPA- MAGAZINE• ANAYURT-NEWSPAPER• SEVERAL BOOKS ARE TRANSLATED AZERBAIJANI TO ROMANIAN AND VICE VERSA