President Iohannis to grant Simona Halep the Romanian Star distinction on Tuesday

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President Klaus Iohannis has signed on Friday the decree decorating tennis champion Simona Halep with the highest distinction of the Romanian state, Steaua României (Romanian Star), “as a result of the extraordinary performance at the Wimbledon Tennis Tournament and as a sign of recognition and appreciation for the entire activity”, reads a Presidency press release.

The awarding ceremony will take place at Cotroceni Palace on Tuesday, July 30, at 12:00hrs.

Through her dedication, devotion and professionalism, confirmed both on the tennis court and out of the court, Simona Halep has promoted our country’s name all over the world. Simona Halep is a model for the younger generation, and her involvement in popularizing tennis among children is a huge gain for the Romanian sports,” the Presidency release further says.

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