H. CON. RES. 291
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
June 29, 2010
Mr. Ortiz (for himself, Mr. Wilson of South Carolina, and Mr. Lincoln Diaz-Balart of Florida) submitted the following concurrent resolution; which was referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs
Celebrating 130 years of United States-Romanian diplomatic relations, congratulating the Romanian people on their achievements as a great nation, and reaffirming the deep bonds of trust and values between the United States and Romania, a trusted and most valued ally.
Whereas the United States established diplomatic relations with Romania in June 1880;
Whereas Romania and the United States are two countries united by shared values and a strong commitment to freedom, democracy, and prosperity;
Whereas Romania has shown, for the past 20 years, remarkable leadership in advancing security and democratic principles in Eastern Europe, the Western Balkans, and the Black Sea region, and has amply participated to the forging of a wider Europe, whole and free;
Whereas Romania’s commitment to meeting the greatest responsibilities and challenges of the 21st century is and has been reflected by its contribution to the international efforts of stabilization in Afghanistan and Iraq, its decision to participate in the United States missile defense system in Europe, its leadership in regional nonproliferation and arms control, its active pursuit of energy security solutions for South Eastern Europe, and its substantial role in shaping a strong and effective North Atlantic Alliance;
Whereas the strategic partnership that exists between the United States and Romania has greatly advanced the common interests of promoting transatlantic and regional security and free market opportunities, and should continue to provide for more economic and cultural exchanges, trade and investment, and people-to-people contacts;
Whereas the talent, energy, and creativity of the Romanian people have nurtured a vibrant society and nation, embracing entrepreneurship, technological advance and innovation, and rooted deeply in the respect for education, culture, and international cooperation; and
Whereas Romanian Americans have contributed greatly to the history and development of the United States, and their rich cultural heritage and commitment to furthering close relations between Romania and the United States should be properly recognized and praised: Now, therefore, be it
celebrates the 130th anniversary of United States-Romanian diplomatic relations;
congratulates the Romanian people on their achievements as a great nation; and
reaffirms the deep bonds of trust and values between the United States and Romania.