First exhibition of AGERPRES archive photographs opens in Chisinau

First exhibition of AGERPRES archive photographs opens in Chisinau

The Romanian National News Agency AGERPRES opened on Friday its first ever exhibition in Chisinau, Moldova, of some of the most valuable photographs from its archive.

The exhibition is hosted by the Republic of Moldova’s Foreign Affairs and European Integration Ministry and opened as part of a meeting of Romania-Moldova Mass-Media Consultative Council. It includes images depicting important moments both in Romania and Moldova’s history.

Attending the event were Minister-delegate for Romanians Abroad Dan Stoenescu, Romania’s Ambassador in Chisinau Marius Lazurca, Moldova’s Foreign Affairs and European Integration Vice Minister Lilian Darii, as well as AGERPRES Director General Alexandru Giboi.

“To me, it is an emotional thing to see photographs of our common history here in Chisinau, photos that belong to the memory of times past, photos that reveal the age of the monarchy, the communist period, as well as moments of the 1989 Revolution. It is very important that the public in the Republic of Moldova know more from the Romanians’ history,” said Stoenescu.

In his turn, Moldova’s Foreign Affairs and European Integration Deputy Minister Lilian Darii said he was impressed with this exhibition.

“It is an impressive exhibition and I am glad that the Foreign Ministry can benefit from these instants of history presented here. The event today will allow closer cooperation between the Romanian media overall and AGERPRES in particular, and our news agencies,” he said.

The AGERPRES photograph archive was launched in Bucharest in March, and then displayed at the Romanian Film Evenings Festival in Iasi in early May. More…