Prime Minister Nicolae Ciucă, present at the Saxon culture festival, “Haferland Week”, from Criț, Brașov county, says that Transylvania represents, at the European level, a model of tolerance and good inter-ethnic coexistence, congratulating the Saxon community for the good understanding it has promoted, over time, towards their Szekler, Hungarian and Romanian neighbors, for the example of unity, respect and dignity that it offers in this space of diversity.

“Transylvania itself represents at the European level a model of tolerance and good inter-ethnic coexistence, you must be proud of this, because this appreciation at the European level could not exist without your perseverance in the search for consensus and good understanding that must characterize the relationship between neighbors and friends.

I think that the freedoms we enjoy, united in the diversity of the European Union, especially that of free movement, represent a reason for hope that the millions of Romanian citizens, including many members of the powerful Saxon community, will find their way back to their homes, both at the time of celebration, but maybe also with the thought of returning home. It is our duty, of those who remain here, to ensure that, in Romania, we preserve the treasures inherited from our history and strengthen the chance of modernizing our country.

I want to congratulate you, the entire Saxon community, for the model of good coexistence and good understanding that they have promoted, for so long, towards their Szekler, Hungarian and Romanian neighbors, for the example of unity, respect and dignity on which you offer in this space of diversity”, stated Ciucă.

The Prime Minister attended the event alongside President Klaus Iohannis, both officials making statements in support of minorities, almost a week after Viktor Orban’s racist speech.

Editor: Adrian Dumitru

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