Good evening, first of all we would like to thank you for accepting our invitation to participate in the Opening Ceremony of the BISMUN conference and also we would like to salute the institutional partnership between United Nations Youth Association of Romania and the Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. We would like to pursue into some questions:
I.B.: What do you know about the MUN platform and what do you think about the UN simulations in Romania?
D.G.: For me it is a great pleasure to be at the Opening Ceremony of this conference. As I have understood, it is the eighth edition and I congratulate you for organizing it. I believe it is , as I already enunciated in the opening speech , an extraordinarily interesting platform for exchanging ideas, especially for you, the youth, to learn realistic patterns by simulating the day to day real life, the procedural process, what are the weak and the strong points and how to negociate in such a manner in order to obtain the legitimacy in plenary. I strongly believe that this kind of simulations are almost identical to the real UN committees, and I want to share with you that I had the occasion for my son to be part of an MUN in Czech Republic, two years in a row and I can tell you for sure that there are many simmilarities between the real process and the MUNs.
I.B.: Is it terrorism a topical and real phenomenon or does it just stand at a discursive level? Which of these two has a greater impact, the discursive level of terrorism or the acts itself?
D.G.: Terrorism is a scourge which puts all of us in danger, our countries, regional stability, our prosperity, the life of our children and our families. Beyond that, the main problem is that this calamity it is spreading, we can see, unfortunately, so many tragic events which are happening all around the European continent, I am deeply grieved that yesterday happened this bloody attack just in the heart of Brussels. Terrorism must be countered by any price, by any means and by any weapon and I believe that we should not spare any effort or idea in keeping the terrorism in the most high agenda of the external policy in such way that coordination with all the countries we can do something together against it. The biggest threat of the world for now it is the terrorism.
I.B.: If you would have to enunciate a prospective projection on the European intra-communitarian external policy or over a possible security strategy at the communitarian common level, a thing which at this moment it is not concretized, what would be your perspective on EU evolution perceived through exogenous terrorist-based variables which interferences, considering the last terrorist event ( Brussels attack from 22.03.2016)?
D.G.: There are many topics, on which in general, EU member states don’t have dissonant perspectives and eventually anytime at some moment there is consensus. I have not observed any big divergence considering approaching the combating of terrorism but even the determination to do whatever it takes to solve, formulate resolutions and get to the action. I want to tell you one thing, as I already mentioned in the opening speech, we have an extraordinary project dedicated to you, the youth from Romania and we hope that you will contribute in promoting it. It is about the initiative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to create an International Terrorism Court, which will be placed under the aegis of the UN and should have a great impact on discouraging, creating awareness and preventing terrorism. Maybe with your help, we will manage to get the help needed in order for this project to become reality!
Security Council Press Officer