Britain's Prince Charles, left, shakes hands with Romanian President Klaus Iohannis at the Cotroceni Presidential Palace, in Bucharest, Romania, Wednesday, May 30, 2018.(AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)

Britain's Prince Charles in Romania, to promote rural life

May 30, 2018 - 11:55 am

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Britain's Prince Charles has arrived for his annual visit to Romania, a place where he charges his batteries and also promotes skills and training in rural Transylvania.

He met Romanian President Klaus Iohannis on Wednesday and later met Prime Minister Viorica Dancila in Bucharest, the capital. Later, he will travel to Transylvania, in the northwest.

He owns two properties in the deep, sparsely populated countryside where bears and other wildlife roam wild.

Three years ago, Charles set up the Prince of Wales Foundation Romania, which supports the Eastern European nation's heritage and rural life, and sustainable development.

Charles, who first visited Romania in 1998, will attend a theater festival in the central city of Sibiu next week.

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