Commissioner Andriukaitis in #Bucharest

| March 26, 2019

Health and Food Safety Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis (pictured) will visit Bucharest on 26-27 March. The Commissioner will begin his visit to Romania by participating in the Global Forum on Human Rights and a Tobacco-free World, during which he will deliver a speech on Tobacco control, sustainable development and the right to health and take part in a moderated discussion panel followed by a questions and answers session.

He will also meet with Romania President Klaus Iohannis. After the event, the commissioner will meet with Romanian Agriculture and Rural Development Minister Petre Daea and, following this, with Health Minister Sorina Pintea. He will finish his day by meeting Her Royal Highness Princess Dina Mired of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.

The next day, on Wednesday 27 March, the commissioner will close his visit by participating in the Opening Plenary session of the 4th Annual Conference on Tobacco Control of the European Network for Smoking and Tobacco Prevention (ENSP) in partnership with the Romanian Society of Pneumology (SRP).

Ahead of his visit, Commissioner Andriukaitis said: “I see my visit to Romania and participation in upcoming conferences as one of many important steps in moving toward a Tobacco free world. It is vital we continue to collaborate globally and discuss together the issue of tobacco control, so we can better protect our environment, our children and most importantly, reduce the largest avoidable health risk and the most significant cause of premature death in the European Union. A multilateral and holistic approach with action on both regional and national-level is required to achieve this, and I look forward to meeting colleagues and experts during my visit so progress can be made.”


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