At the airport I bumped int Radu Ioaind of the United States Holocaust Museum. He had spent a good part of his time here talking with Romanian officials. They are well aware of the persistence of antisemitism in their country and are anxious to address it.
They seem to recognize, as do a number of other Eastern European countries, that one of the measures of their entry into the Western democratic world is the degree to which they address age-old problems in their country, particularly antisemitism.
I posed my question to Radu about the value of such gatherings. He was fully in agreement with what I wrote in a previous post said about this.
It's not what happens at the meeting that counts as much as the very fact of the meeting and the preparation for it by each country.