January 18, 2019

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Uzbekistan and the IWC Usher in the New Year Together

On the picture, H.E. Mr. Dilyor Khakimov, Ambassador of Uzbekistan. By Catherine van der Loos. Last Monday, January 14, the Marriott Hotel in the Hague was the venue for a festive cultural event presented by H.E. Dilyor Kakimov, the Ambassador of Uzbekistan to the Kingdom of Belgium and Head of Mission to the E.U. He is also credited to the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The event featured a musical performance and cultural and culinary programs. Uzbek artisans were also invited to display a wonderful array of handcrafted products from the center of the ancient silk road, which were also available…

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Global Public Diplomacy Awards presented at Gala in Frankfurt

For the first time Diplomat Magazine and the Diplomatic Council shall present the Global Public Diplomacy Award, in Frankfurt. The award  constitute a  recognition of the efforts of heads of diplomatic missions and other dignitaries to promote strategic diplomatic engagement vis-à-vis state as well as non-state actors. The Public Diplomacy Award will recognise both top diplomats and other members of the international community; in charge of the selection of the laureates are a group of members of the diplomatic corps and academia. The award consists of state-of-the-art hand-made prism with the crafted name of the recipient. He or she becomes an honourable…

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Public Diplomacy Award to be launched with Diplomatic Council

  H.E. Dr. Gordan Grlić Radman, Ambassador of the Republic of Croatia in Germany, is the laureate of the Global Public Diplomacy Award bestowed upon jointly by Diplomatic Council and Diplomat Magazine. The award shall be presented at the council’s Diplomatic Gala on 1st February in Frankfurt am Main Further Information on the Gala www.diplomatic-council.org/gala2019   The Hague/Frankfurt am Main/Berlin, January 12, 2019 – The Ambassador of the Republic of Croatia in the Federal Republic of Germany, Dr. Gordan Grlić Radman, is the recipient of the Global Public Diplomacy Award presented by Diplomat Magazine and Diplomatic Council. The award constitutes…

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Yemen-Netherlands Anniversary 40 Years Cooperation

By Roy Lie Atjam. The Hague, 18 December 2018. On the occasion of 40 Year of cooperation between Yemen and the Netherlands, the Ambassador of the Netherlands in Yemen H.E. Ms. Irma van Dueren and the Ambassador of Yemen in the Netherlands H.E Ms. Sahar Ghanem organized a seminar on Integrated Water Resources Management in Yemen. Adjacent to the seminar venue was a photo exhibition by photographer Thana Farouq and a reception. Taking the current state of Yemen into account, the event was kind of sober yet practicable. The attendance was a very mixed one with Diplomats, Dutch- and Yemeni…

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Visit Rwanda exhibits for the 10th time at Vakantiebeurs in the Netherlands

On the picture Mr. Jozef Verbruggen, director Untamed Travelling, Ms. Nathalie van Polanen, Petel-Ottens, Travel Counsellors – Dutch travel agent, Mrs. Claudine Rubagumya, strategic market specialist Rwanda Development Board and H.E. Jean Pierre Karabaranga, Ambassador for the Embassy of the Republic of Rwanda in the Netherlands.   For the 10th time Visit Rwanda is showcasing its divers tourist attractions at the Vakantiebeurs tourism exhibition, taking place this week until Sunday 13th of January in Utrecht, the Netherlands. The exhibition kicked of with an industry day for the Dutch travel professionals and travel media. Rwanda is among the 160 countries that…

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Germany Donates €1M to Enhance OPCW Assistance and Protection Capabilities

On the picture the Permanent Representative of Germany to the OPCW, H.E. Ambassador Christine Weil, and the Director-General of the OPCW, H.E. Mr Fernando Arias. The  Hague, Netherlands — 7 January 2019 — The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) has received a voluntary contribution of €1 Million from the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany towards the Trust Fund for the Implementation of Article X of the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC). The Fund supports the Organisation’s activities in relation to assistance and protection against chemical weapons, while the German contribution aims to enhance the OPCW’s response…

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Hungary announced as focus country Go Short 2019

Congratulations to H.E. Andras Kocsis, Ambassador of Hungary to the Netherlands, Go Short 2019 will focus on Hungarian short films. Go Short – International Short Film Festival Nijmegen has been the international stage for short film and young talent in the Netherlands for over ten years. The 11th edition of the Oscar and BAFTA-qualifying film festival will take place from 3 to 7 April 2019, and presents the best recent European short films. This year special focus will be given to the Hungarian short film. Hungary has a rich film history and is known today as an innovative and acclaimed…

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“Images of Memories”

On the picture the Ambassador of Albania, H.E. Ms. Adia Sakiqi during the opening,  On Wednesday 7th November 2018, the Albanian Embassy in the Netherlands opened the exhibition “Images of Memories” by the well-known Albanian artist Orion Shima. The exhibition was held in the premises of the Albanian Embassy Art Gallery. The artist was present at the opening reception from 17:00 to 19:00. This particular exhibition, “Images of Memories”, is a cycle of paintings, an epitome of the artist’s individual memories, an attempt to trick his way into the collective memory. His experimentation is very personal: an archaeology of memories…

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Poland to Contribute €100,000 to OPCW Centre for Chemistry and Technology

Permanent Representative of Poland to the OPCW, H.E. Mr Marcin Czepelak, and OPCW Director-General, H.E. Mr Fernando Arias. The Hague, Netherlands —14 November 2018 — The Government of Poland will contribute €100,000 to a special Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) Trust Fund to support the upgrade the current OPCW Laboratory and Equipment Store through the construction of a new Centre for Chemistry and Technology. The donation was formalised with a transfer of a letter by the Permanent Representative of Poland to the OPCW, H.E. Mr Marcin Czepelak, to OPCW Director-General, H.E. Mr Fernando Arias, on 14 November…

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The Eastern Partnership of the EU: Interim Results, Status Quo and Future Trends

By Tereza Neuwirthova. On December 13, 2018, the Austrian Residence in The Netherlands hosted a panel discussion titled “The Eastern Partnership of the EU: Interim Results, Status Quo and Future Trends”. The main aspects dealt with during the panel discussion were the “20 Deliverables for 2020”, with a focus on the implementation of the EU Eastern Partnership work plan and strategic communication about its tangible results for citizens. What to expect in the future and the challenges the Eastern Partnership faces were addressed in the discussion as well. The discussion was introduced by H.E. Ms. Heidemaria Gürer, Austrian Ambassador to…

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