March 19, 2019

New premises for Guatemala

H.E. Mrs Sandra Erica Jovel Polanco, Minister of Foreign Affairs in Guatemala.

On Wednesday 13th of March, members of the diplomatic corps and friends from Guatemala gathered to celebrate the inauguration of the new Guatemalan Embassy in The Hague. H.E. Mrs Marithza Ruiz de Vielman, ambassador of Guatemala to the Netherlands welcomed H.E. Mrs Sandra Erica Jovel Polanco, Minister of Foreign Affairs in Guatemala.

By Aurore Heugas.

Presided by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Guatemala, H.E. Mrs Sandra Erica Jovel Polanco, one thing stood out from the reception in honour of the new Guatemalan embassy in The Hague; the clear respect and friendship between two women, H.E. Sandra Jovel, and the Guatemalan Ambassador H.E. Mrs Marithza Ruiz de Vielman. Indeed the two women have both occupied the position of Minister of Foreign Affairs of Guatemala, in a country where it is less frequent to have women in positions of power.

The way they interacted during this reception showed a true example of solidarity between representatives of the same country, but also between women.

The reception took place in a small but bright room and members of the diplomatic corps mingled as French, English and Spanish could be heard from every corner of the room. Under the Guatemalan flag, was placed a guestbook, signed in different languages, especially Spanish and French, and several countries could be identified such as Brazil or Uruguay as they congratulated the new embassy of Guatemala.

H.E. Ms. Marithza Ruiz, Ambassador of Guatemala to the Netherlands and H.E. Mrs Sandra Erica Jovel Polanco, Minister of Foreign Affairs in Guatemala.

This event was the occasion for Guatemala to showcase their sole representation in The Netherlands, and further develop its relations, not only with Europe but also with their Central and South American neighbours.

H.E. Ms. Marithza Ruiz, Ambassador of Guatemala, H.E. Ms. Maria Teresa de Jesus Infante Caffi, Ambassador of Chile, H.E. Mr. Juan José Quintana, Ambassador of Colombia and H.E. Ms. Laura Dupuy, Ambassador of Uruguay.


Here below, an article published in the AD Dutch news by Leo van der Velde on the opening of the new Guatemalan Embassy in The Hague.

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