AOSR, partner of the scientific event “Army and Intelligence in the making and maintenance of the Union of 1859” – Iasi

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Prof. dr. eng. Doina Banciu, Vice-President of the Academy of Romanian Scientists, was invited to participate in the scientific event “ The Army and Intelligence in the achievement and maintenance of the Union of 1859 “, organised by the Foundation of the National Defence College, Moldova branch, in partnership with AOSR and the Iasi City Hall.

Prof. dr. eng. Doina BANCIU, Vice President of AOSR, at the reception of the Award offered by the National Defence College Foundation

The AOSR is the only Academy that has among its 13 sections a History section and a Military Science section. In the history section there are names of historians whose voices are heard beyond the walls of the Academy and the borders of the country, some of them are here in the hall, but also prominent representatives of military sciences, unanimously known as professionals devoted to national values and beliefs of freedom, dignity, duty. They are generals, professors, former rectors who show their devotion to nation and country. The two sections, under the aegis of the Academy, have organized numerous events, often in partnership with prestigious institutions that share the same ideals, succeeding in bringing back to public awareness historical events or personalities that have greatly influenced the fate of the history of Romanians and Romania. I would like to mention the events organized in the last 2 years: in 2023, “The Union of the Principalities, national significance and historical scope”, and in 2022 “The Union of Cuza, a fundamental historical act in the establishment of European Romania”.“, says Prof. univ. dr. eng. Doina Banciu.

The event, attended by members of the Iasi branch of AOSR, is part of the extensive program prepared by Iasi officials to mark the 165th anniversary of the Union of the Romanian Principalities. Thus, the conference organized in partnership with AOSR will take place in Iasi, on January 23, the day on which the Museum of Natural History Iasi will be inaugurated, a historical monument rehabilitated with non-reimbursable European funds, a building where Alexandru Ioan Cuza’s candidacy for the reign of Moldavia was decided. Also on January 23, Iasi officials are organizing the inauguration of Terminal 4 of Iasi International Airport.

On 24 January, the official events dedicated to the historical moment of the Union of the Romanian Principalities will take place, with speeches by the Presidential Administration, the Romanian Senate, the Chamber of Deputies, the Romanian Government, the President of the Iasi County Council and the Mayor of Iasi, followed by the laying of wreaths at the Alexandru Ioan Cuza Statue in Unirii Square.