Prince Charles meets Romanian officials
Britain’s Prince Charles has met with Romanian President Klaus Iohannis and Prime Minister Dacian Ciolos.
The heir to the throne arrived in Bucharest on Monday (30.05.16) afternoon and was due to meet with the officials, and will also travel to Viscri to publicly open The Prince of Wales’ Training Centre on Wednesday (01.06.16).
During his meeting with the president and Prime Minister, Charles, 67, discussed topics including traditional architecture, durable rural development and the nation’s cultural heritage.
Charles’ Prince of Wales’ Foundation Romania was launched almost a year ago and the educational charity helps bring skills and knowledge to rural communities to support architectural heritage preservation, farming and sustainable development in Romania, as well as helping local people boost their chances of employment.
The new training centre in Viscri will assist around 150 people this year, predominantly from Transylvania and Moldavia and will offer them a choice of 12 course.
The executive director of The Prince of Wales’ Foundation Romania, Aura Woodward, hailed the facility as “a dream comes true for His Royal Highness who has visited Romania for nearly twenty years and wishes to leave a legacy to our country”.
The training centre is currently home to the first traditional fabrics’ course for apprentices from Bucovina, Maramures, Bucharest and Transylvania.
Charles has been a regular visitor to Romania since his first trip in 1998.
He owns two properties in Transylvania.