December 13, 2017

Cycling Diplomacy

By Roy Lie A Tjam.

The second biking spree for diplomats in the Netherlands was held on Saturday, 10 June 2017.

The group of participants in the 10 Km route was made up of cyclists of all ages, first-time riders as well as veteran riders. Participating Ambassadors and diplomats  were from: Argentina, Belgium, Canada, Ecuador, Estonia, ICC, OPCW,  Indonesia, Iran,  Iraq, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Poland, South-African and the USA.

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The Ambassador of Kazakhstan, H.E. Magzhan Ilyassov with two sons, Fatima Yerman and her son Ansgar also from Kazakhstan.

The objectives of the ride were to promote inclusion and to provide an opportunity for networking, all while having fun and exploring The Hague’s historical and to touristic environment.

Mr Sherman R. McGrew, guided the group all around The Hague.

The tour departed from Carlton Ambassador Hotel, traveled in the direction of the International Zone, and returned via Haagse Bos to end in the city center. Along the way, stops were made at interesting sights.

Following the bike ride, all participants were invited for lunch at a renowned cafe in the center of The Hague.

Group picture with H.E. Fernando Bucheli, Ambassador of Ecuador.

Diplomat magazine appreciates the participation of all those who have contributed to yet another successful cycling event.

Ms Thibule Muzenda, 3rd Secretary and Mr Nzaliseko Sifuba from South African Embassy, Mr. Raphael Mutinda, Counsellor in charge of Consular & Immigration at the Embassy of Kenya, Ms Kim Reid, Program Office at the Embassy of Canada and Ms Gcobisa Makapela also from South African Embassy.

 

 

 

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