May 24, 2019

Ambassador Alireza Jahangiri Iran Ceremony of Merit

By Roy Lie Atjam.

The Hague, Netherlands – 5th March 2019.  Diplomat Magazine and Diplomatic Card organized a Ceremony of Merit for the outgoing Ambassador of Iran, H.E. Dr Alireza Jahangiri, Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Iran to the Netherlands.

Diplomat Magazine being the first diplomatic magazine of its kind in the Netherlands, presented a Certificate of Merit and an award to H.E. Dr. Alireza Jahangiri, Ambassador of The Islamic Republic of Iran.

H.E. Mr. Bruce Koloane, Ambassador of South Africa during his speech.

The certificate of Merit and Public Diplomacy Award were presented in recognition for the outstanding contributions that Ambassador Alireza Jahangiri has made in solidifying Iran’s bilateral ties with the Netherlands, as well as for promoting strategic diplomatic engagements. Furthermore, Dr. Jahangiri has been significantly involved with international organizations and has served as the chairman of the OPCW SCP.

Group picture with some of the guests attending Ambassador Jahangiri Ceremony of Merit, among others the Apostolic Nuncio, the ambassadors of Cuba, Bangladesh, Venezuela, Malaysia, Belarus, Sri Lanka, Armenia, Viet Nam, Italy, Uruguay, Indonesia, Kuwait, the Philippines, India, El Salvador, South Africa, Russia, Afghanistan.

The Ceremony of Merit was also an opportunity to express profound gratitude to Ambassador Alireza Jahangiri for his support to the diplomatic community and the media.

H.E. Sheik Mohammed Belal, Ambassador of Bangladesh.

The auspicious occasion was attended by members of the Diplomatic community, the International judiciary, academics as well as individuals of the Iranian community.

Ambassadors at the Ceremony of Merit to honour Ambassador Jahangiri from Iran.

Glowing remarks were delivered by a total of six speakers including H.E. Mr. Alexander Shulgin, Ambassador of the Russian Federation, H.E. Mr. Victor Ledda, Ambassador of the Philippines, H.E. Mr Bruce Koloane, Ambassador of South Africa, H.E. Mr. I Gusti Wesaka Puja, Ambassador of Indonesia, H.E. Sheik Mohammed Belal, Ambassador of Bangladesh, and the Ambassador of India who presented the award, H.E. Mr. Venu Rajamony.

H.E. Mr. Alexander Shulgin, Ambassador of Russia.
Dr. Dilruba Nasrin, Spouse of the Ambassador of Bangladesh, was one of the remarkable speakers on behalf of the Ambassador Spouse Association The Hague, (ASA) to honour Mrs. Maryam Jahangiri.
H.E. Ms. Haifa Aissami Madah, Ambassador of Venezuela to International Organizations, with Ambassador Jahangiri and Maryam.

The speakers all lauded Ambassador Alireza Jahangiri for his fine contributions within the diplomatic community and his pivotal involvement in the OPCW, but above all, great emphasis was placed on Alireza Jahangiri himself, the man, the colossus.

H.E. Venu Rajamony, Ambassador of India with Ambassador Jahangiri and his spouse Maryam.

Several references were made to the personal and friendly relationship that existed between Jahangiri and his fellow Ambassadors. One speaker in addressing Ambassador Jahangiri cited a quote from Hubert H. Humphrey which states, “the greatest gift of life is friendship and I have received it.”

The Apostolic Nuncio, H.E. Archbishop Aldo Cavalli, Ambassador Jahangiri and Mr. Saeid Asadi, Minister at the Iranian Embassy.

It is undeniable that anyone who came into contact with Ambassador Alireza Jahangiri will attest to his professionalism, academic qualities and his great humanity.

Mrs. Tatsiana Barysevich, from Belarus, Dr. Taroh Thapa, from India, Mrs. Linda Zim, from Malaysia, Mrs. Maryam Jahangiri, from Iran, H.E. Mrs. Laura Dupuy from Uruguay and Dr. Dilruba Nasrin from Bangladesh. Ambassador Spouse Association The Hague, (ASA). Iran Ceremony of Merit March 4, 2019.

There was no better way to bid farewell to a stalwart of the diplomatic community and also a dear friend. A grand reception concluded the Ceremony of Merit at the Crowne Plaza Hotel.

A monumental cake was served during the reception to honour the ambassador of Iran.

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