September 18, 2018

Breaking News:

Marise Payne is Australia’s FM -

Thursday, September 13, 2018

President of the Assembly, O-Gon Kwon, reaffirming support for the ICC -

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Denmark’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Visits OPCW -

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

The Prosecutor on the arrest of five Accused in Rwanda -

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

OPCW confirm UK findings -

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Jordan against ICC decision -

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

US Special Envoy for North Korea -

Monday, August 27, 2018

Trump’s Special Envoy for Iran -

Monday, August 27, 2018

51st President of Paraguay inaugurated -

Monday, August 27, 2018

III President of Zimbabwe took office -

Sunday, August 26, 2018

La Francophonie au rythme du monde

SE Michaëlle Jean, Secrétaire générale de la Francophonie et António Guterres, Secrétaire général des Nations unies. Par SE la Très Honorable Michaëlle Jean, III Secrétaire générale de la Francophonie. Alors que nous nous préparons à tenir le XVIIe Sommet de la Francophonie à Erevan, en Arménie, les 11 et 12 octobre prochain, les mots prononcés par le Président sénégalais Léopold Sédar Senghor, à quelques mois du tout premier Sommet des chefs d’État et de gouvernement de la Francophonie, à Versailles en 1986, me reviennent et s’imposent plus que jamais comme une évidence : « Notre Francophonie n’est ni une tour…

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Two years as German Ambassador to The Netherlands

By His Excellency Mr.  Dirk Brengelmann, Ambassador of Germany in the Netherlands. Over 30 years ago, my wife Brigitte and I visited The Hague (and the German Embassy and Huis Schuylenburch, the German Ambassador’s Residence in the city centre), as part of the training programme of our Foreign Service Academy. The late Ambassador Otto von der Gablentz, a beacon of Dutch-German relations, received us and the other participants in the programme. He described the challenges of his job, given many people’s memories of World War II, but also the wonderful experience of working with the people of the Netherlands to…

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Prioritising on Kenya’s developmental agenda

 By His Excellency Laurence Lenayapa, Ambassador of the Republic of Kenya. Since arriving in the Netherlands in August, I have been very pleased to enjoy the Dutch hospitality and I look forward to making this my home for the next few years. I also look forward to visiting various parts of the country in the course of my duty as well as to simply enjoy the beauty the country has to offer. The Hague, where the Embassy is situated presents the opportunity to work in a very international environment with the presence of several other embassies, international organisations and various…

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Kosovo, facing the challenges of a new country

Hashim Thaci, President of the Republic of Kosovo. Photography by Frank Jansen. By H.E. Mr. Hashim Thaçi, President of the Republic of Kosovo. The Hague is a special place in the modern history of Kosovo. It is a place where dictator Milosevic died in jail, where he was sent after the Kosovo war. I firmly believe peace and justice are two fundamental issues for every society, in particular for those in transition. The Hague is also a place where Kosovo independence was confirmed as legal at International Court of Justice. After this Advisory Opinion in 2010, the political dialogue between…

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Even our longest, unbroken, peaceful relationship can be improved

Ambassador Hoekstra. Photography by Jos van Leeuwen. By H.E. Mr. Peter Hoekstra. The United States and the Netherlands have a long history of friendship and cooperation.  This began before John Adams was accepted as the official representative from the United States to the Netherlands in 1782 and even before the Dutch became the first nation to recognize our new nation with the First Salute in November of 1776.  Our joint journey started when Henry Hudson sailed to North America and the Dutch settled in those new lands. Our relationship with the Dutch is the longest, unbroken, peaceful relationship that the…

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Tanzania Welcomes You to The Roof of Africa!

                        By H.E.  Ms. Irene Florence Mkwawa Kasyanju, Ambassador of Tanzania. Photography Ms. Nkundwe Pamela Kasyanju . Looking for a lifetime adventure? Or simply itching to scratch off yet another item from your bucket list, why not stand on top of the world’s tallest freestanding mountain? Home to 3 volcanic cones; Kibo, Mawenzi and Shira, Tanzania’s Mount Kilimanjaro(“Kili”)is the ultimate challenge in Africa. Large enough to satisfy one’squest for a little solitude and time reconnecting with nature, Kili effortlessly attracts over 40,000 people a year, from all over the world….

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Belgium’s Princely Mission to Argentina

By H.E. Pablo Grinspun, Ambassador of Argentina to the Kingdom of Belgium. Belgium is one of the most open economies in the world, but the benefits from international trade are being challenged by the new world context, especially the emerging protectionism from some countries and the consequences of the Brexit vote. Therefore, the current environment in key trading partners is asking for a growing diversification of Belgium’s economy. Belgium’s economic missions chaired by HRH Princess Astrid are a unique opportunity to achieve this goal. This year, Argentina and Uruguay will be the destination of the first of the two missions that…

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Le Ballet Royal du Cambodge, un héritage et un devoir royal

HRH Preah Ang Machas (High Prince) Sisowath Tesso of Cambodia. Entretien avec Son Altesse Royale le Haut Prince Sisowath Tesso, Directeur du Ballet Royal du Cambodge Diplomat Magazine: Prince Tesso, la Princesse Norodom Buppha Devi et vous emmenâtes une délégation du Ballet Royal du Cambodge en Suisse et en France en mai dernier. Pourquoi est-ce que vous avez choisi ces deux pays ? Le Ballet Royal se produit régulièrement en Europe tous les 2 ou 3 ans. La France est le principal pays oùnous donnons nos représentations dans de nombreuses villes. Cette année nous nous sommes produit à Paris au Philarmonique…

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Too big to fail? The global conversion of threat to opportunity

HRH Princess Basmah bint Saud bin Abdulaziz Al Saud – Picture by Private Office of HRH Princess Basmah bint Saud   By HRH Princess Basmah bint Saud bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Founder and CEO of GURA (Global United Centre for Research and Analysis). For some time now, we have been finding new ways to push ourselves closer to the brink, somehow reassured mistakenly by the belief that we – which is to say our system of nation states – are too big to fail. But we are livingin a disquieting time when failureis much more likely than we think –…

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New NATO Headquarters

By the Honorable Rose Gottemoeller, Deputy Secretary General of NATO. For 50 years, NATO has called Brussels home. During that time, NATO helped bring the Cold War to a peaceful end, we put a stop to wars in the Balkans and worked to ensure Afghanistan never again becomes a safe haven for international terrorists. Our Brussels headquarters is also where, after the terrorist attacks against the United States on 9/11, the Alliance took the historic decision to enact Article 5 of our founding Washington Treaty, which states that an attack on one is an attack on us all. Proud as we are…

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