Documents about the history and importance of the relations between the Republic of Moldova and the Council of Europe and the impact of this institution on the strengthening of the country’s partnership relations and also democracy, human rights and the rule of law can be seen at an exhibition mounted at the National Library. It is entitled “The Republic of Moldova in the Council of Europe’s family: Going through pages of contemporary history”, being dedicated to the 25th anniversary of Moldova’s accession to the CoE, and is open to the public until August 13 august, IPN reports.
In the opening event, National Library director general Elena Pintilei said the exhibition was staged to present a part of the documents stored at the Pro-European Center of Services and Communication. “The exhibition displays the Council of Europe’s reach activity in achieving a stronger union between its members by strengthening and sharing the common European values and human rights. For the first time, it presents the QR – online codes, resources and documents that can be accessed directly from the exhibition in the reading hall,” stated Elena Pintilei.
Gheorghe Leucă, secretary of state at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Integration, said that 25 years ago, on July 13, 1995, the Republic of Moldova joined the Council of Europe, subscribing thus to the defining values of a democratic society. “Throughout this period, with the cooperation and support of the Council of Europe and its member states, the Republic of Moldova has made significant progress in aligning itself with the European standards in the field,” stated Gheorghe Leucă.
Lilia Snegureac, who headed the Information Office of the Council of Europe in 1997-2010, noted that the National Library became the lawful inheritor of the Information Office, which had been based here during many years. “There are presented documents and books that, even if some of them were published many years ago, keep the importance, authenticity and content that continue to be valuable to readers,” she stated.
The exhibit can be visited in the exhibitions hall on the second floor by obeying the anti-COVID-19 protection measures and norms.