mercredi 19 octobre 2011

Chad-Romania: the standard of discord between two member states of OIF.


A plausible fiction: the official visit of President Idriss Deby in Romania.

      
"From 15 to 28 May 2011, the President of Chad, Idriss Deby on an official visit to Romania at the invitation of his Romanian counterpart, President Traian Basescu. On the agenda, the two heads of state will discuss a particular nuisance litigation concerning national colors shared accidentally Chad and Romania. The dispute was revived in the capture of two soldiers of the Romanian Eurofor in 2008 by the rebels. Mistaken for white mercenaries in the pay of President Idriss Deby because they flew the flag of Chad, they were tortured by the rebels ... Chadian President wishes to thank Romania for contributing to the pacification of Chad by contributing to the EUFOR Chad / RCA  (…) To resolve the issue of flags, the protocol department of the Romanian Presidency has decided to raise two flags on each similar official building in Bucharest to mark as it should be the presence of Chadian President on Romanian soil."

        
What inspired the Chief of Protocol of the Presidency of Chad for the next official visit of President Traian Basescu in N'djamena!
 
        
The Chadian flag was adopted in 1959, a year before the country's independence on 11 August 1960. Inspired colors of the French flag were adopted by the last governor of the colony.
         It is defined in an article of the constitution Chad. Blue is the symbol of water and sky. Yellow is a symbol of the sun and sand. Red symbolizes the national sacrifice and blood of the martyrs.
Chadians are proud for the world and they will not want to change.

The implementation of the Ceausescu couple, and the hole in the Romanian flag.

        
On December 25, 1989, viewers Chadian attend live like the rest of the world in the execution of the presidential couple Elena and Nicolae Ceausescu of Romania in Targoviste. This is the outcome of the Romanian revolution.
        
Unlike the others, some Chadians are wondering how the Romanians will fill the hole with a knife in the middle of their flag colors identical to theirs. This gaping hole was occupied by the arms of communist dictator: A bunch of wheat topped with a red flag framing the Carpathian Mountains. Two days go by.
        
On December 27, 1989, the colors are unified. The Romanians have simply taken the flag inspired by the French flag (Blue, White, Red) and used between 1859 and 1918, symbolizing the medieval principalities (or voivodship) of the country: Transylvania, Wallachia and Moldova.

War of the color will it be?

        
"The tricolor flag is ours and we will not abandon her. Do not worry because our flag is much older than that of Chad and the problem will be resolved through diplomatic means. The flag is a national symbol is important. Romania can not accept that there is another flag identical to his. Nevertheless, there is a difference: the blue of the Chadian flag is darker than ours, "said the Romanian President Ion Iliescu in 1984.
        
And it highlights for more details: color cobalt blue is for Romania and indigo in the flag of Chad.
        
For the peasant or the mobile Brasov Chari-Baguirmi, it's still a bit complicated especially as their designers never mentioned cobalt and indigo. Apparently, and given the lack of bilateral relations between Chad and Romania, the Chadians do not care.

         "We know we have the same flag, but Chad never got touched," says an adviser to the Prime Minister. A version supported by the Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
        
At a press conference, he said it never received official notification from Chad and stating a query posed to the legal services of the United Nations. However, the Romanian Embassy in France indicates that there is a "dispute" between the two countries on the flag.
        
The Romanian Foreign Ministry has nonetheless announced its decision to enter the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) on this subject. While Chad has other more important problems to solve!
        
Romania like Chad are members of the Organisation internationale de la Francophonie (OIF).

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