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Concert Held on Occasion of Day of Bulgarian Alphabet and Culture at Bucharest’s Diplomatic Club

A concert was held at the Diplomatic Club here on Friday on the occasion of May 24, Day of the Holy Brothers Cyril and Methodius, of the Bulgarian Alphabet, Education and Culture and of Slavic Literature. The event, organized on the Bulgarian Embassy in Romania’s initiative, was opened by Ambassador Radko Vlaykov. In his speech, Ambassador Vlaykov thanked the Bulgarian minority in Romania for managing to follow the testament of the Holy Brothers Cyril and Methodius and their disciples, and preserve to this day the Bulgarian identity, language and culture. 
Vlaykov said the Cyrillic alphabet is one of the links between Bulgaria and Romania, which are also connected by a historical fate and pride. “The strongest link nowadays between Bulgaria and Romania are the European spirit and European values,” he said, thanking the Romanian State for its European approach towards the Bulgarian minority in that country.
The Bulgarian diplomat congratulated all students, teachers and university students, whom he described as modern-day enlighteners, and called on them to always be dedicated to the example set by the Holy Brothers Cyril and Methodius and their disciples. 
The concert kicked off with a performance by children from the Yordan Yovkov Bulgarian Sunday School with the Embassy. Among the performers were the Horo Ensemble of the Bulgarian Joy Association from the village of Baleni-Sarbi, who staged traditional Bulgarian circle dances. 
Among the guests were Metropolitan Naum of Ruse (on the Danube), Metropolitan Daniil of Vidin [on the Danube], Ruse Regional Governor Anatoli Stanev, Deputy Mayor Encho Enchev, BTA Director General Kiril Valchev, among others.