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Foreign Minister Teodor Baconschi receives Excellence Award at TVRi Gala Show

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Minister Teodor Baconschi was conferred the Foreign Policy Excellence Award at a Gala Show organized by the International Channel of the Romanian Television Company, TVRi, on 27 November 2010.

Now at its ninth edition, the Excellence Award Gala Show rendered homage to Romanian personalities that stand out, by their work and projects, in promoting Romania’s image in the world.

The Excellence Award for foreign policy went to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and was handed over by Vasile Iuga, country managing partner of Pricewaterhouse Coopers Romania. In his presentation address, the latter stated: “As someone who interacts on a daily basis with the business environment, I appreciate the way of life of the diplomat, the intellectual and politician Teodor Baconschi. As a businessman, I want to see a clean corporate environment, underlain by clear rules, where accountability should prevail. I want the business world and the world of politics not to speculate on their interdependence but to work together for the common good.”

I am very glad to receive this award and, given the circumstances in which the Bucharest-Chisinau linkup takes place, let met sum up the situation (…) there are moments in the history of human communities when the way out of apathy is the condition for forging a destiny. I believe the Republic of Moldova, too, finds itself in such a situation as far as its path is concerned,” said Minister Baconschi on accepting the award.

At this year’s edition awards were conferred, for the first time, on personalities from Romania and from the Republic of Moldova. The event was aired live, as part of a Bucharest-Chişinău linkup, on the TVR 1 and TVR International channels and on channels in the Republic of Moldova.


The Excellence Award Gala Show was co-produced by the Romanian Television Company, the Department for Romanians Abroad, and the Romanian Radio Company. At the eight previous editions, the excellence awards of TVRi went to outstanding Romanian or foreign personalities, athletes, diplomats, managers and business people, artists and intellectuals, institutions and organizations, and artistic groups.