November 17, 2018

Argentine Embassy: Official Network of the Argentine Scientist and Researcher in The Netherlands

On  the picture His Excellency Hector Horacio Salvador. Recently the Embassy of the Argentine Republic to the Netherlands used the lovely facilities at the Haagse Hogeschool to launch the official opening to the network of the Argentine Scientists and Researchers in the Netherlands. The event begins with a simple (and apt), yet to the point, introduction by His Excellency Hector Horacio Salvador on how the network came to fruition. He recounted the countless late-night meetings where colleagues from different expertise came together for a common goal; the establishment of a scientific platform that combines academics between the two countries. Furthermore, the ambassador…

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The 9th edition of IFTF opened its doors in Vijfhuizen

On the picture H.E. Mr. Jean Pierre Karabaranga, the ambassador of Rwanda to the Netherlands with Rwanda’s participants during the International Floriculture Trade Fair 2018. From left to right: Mr. Victor Omuga, Marketing Manager of Bella Flowers, Madam Sadrine Urujeni, Deputy CEO for the National Agricultural Export Development Board of Rwanda, H.E. Mr. Jean Pierre Karabaranga and Mr. Shungo Harada, Managing Director of Bloom Hills. The International Floriculture Fair opened its doors from 7th to 9th of November.  With a new record high number of exhibitors this year, the IFTF exhibition grew 15% in size and living up to its name…

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Iraq, Building a Stable and Prosperous Democracy

H.E. Dr. Hisham Al-Alawi, Ambassador of Iraq. By Roy Lie Atjam. The Hague, 1 November 2018. Building a Stable & Prosperous Democracy in Iraq. Food Security, Climate Change and Sustainable Development. Such was the theme of a one day conference organized by the Clingendael Institute and The Embassy of the Republic of Iraq in the Netherlands. The venue was the Clingendael Institute and the Chancellery of Iraq for the afternoon session. The conference considered reconstructing a prosperous Iraq after an epoch of conflict and how Dutch – government and private sector could assist and support Iraq to build a prosperous…

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US imposes critical round of nuclear sanctions on Iran

By Guido Lanfranchi. On November 4th, 2018, the United States has reimposed another batch of nuclear-related sanctions on Iran. Such measures are set to affect Iran’s energy, shipping, and banking sectors, and they will have impact both within and outside the US. Six months after announcing its withdrawal from the Iran Nuclear Deal, the United States has reimposed a second set of nuclear-related sanctions on the Islamic Republic of Iran. Such sanctions – US Special Representative for Iran Mr. Brian Hook explains – “are the toughest sanctions on the Iranian regime that have ever been imposed,” and their aim is…

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The Uzbek Food Festival in The Hague

Austrian Ambassador Heidemaria Gürer, a craft artist from Uzbekistan and H.E. Mr. Dilyor Khakimov, Ambassador of Uzbekistan. By Roy Lie Atjam. The Hague, Wednesday 31 October 2018 – The Ambassador of Uzbekistan accredited to the Netherlands H.E. Mr. Dilyor Khakimov, organized the Uzbekistan Food festival “Uzbek Flavours” together with Crowne Plaza Promenade and Diplomat Magazine. An authentic Uzbek silk, carpet and artisanal market complemented the Food Festival. For additional Marian van Noort’s pictures, please open the following link: https://www.flickr.com/photos/109407424@N02/albums/72157697385233180 The famous Uzbek Chef  Shomurod Samaev prepared a mouth watering dinner consisting of Starter Mokhora – chickpea soup, three Uzbek Samsas:…

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The United Nations Day, in Curaçao

The United Nations Day was celebrated in Curaçao on 24 October 2018, for the occasion Mr. Karel Frielink, Dean of the Consular Corps of Curaçao addressed the very special guests among them the Governor of Curaçao, Mrs. Lucille George-Wout, the vicePrime Minister of Curaçao and Minister of Health, Environment and Nature, Mrs. Suzy Camelia-Römer, thePresident of Parliament, Mr. William Millerson, the Minister of Social Development, Mr. Hensley Koeiman, the Commander of the Armed Forces on Curaçao, Brigadier General De Vin, the representative of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in Curaçao, Mr. Raynel Martis, the Secretary General of the National…

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Czechoslovakia 100 Anniversary

Ambassador of Czech Republic H.E. Mrs Jana Reinišová and Ambassador of Slovakia H.E. Mr.  Roman Buzek. Concert 100 Anniversary of Czechoslovakia. Concert to mark the 100th Anniversary of the Establishment of Czechoslovakia By Tereza Neuwirthova. On October 30th, 2018, the Embassy of the Czech Republic and the Embassy of the Slovak Republic in The Hague organised a classical music concert in order to mark the 100th anniversary of the establishment of Czechoslovakia. The concert took place in the church De Kloosterkerk in The Hague, and started at 7pm. The ceremony initiated with the national anthems of both the Czech and…

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Bid Farewell to Minister Eugenio Matos

The Symphony Orchestra of the Congress of Buenos Aires organized a bid-farewell to Dr. Eugenio Matos Gomez, who was in diplomatic post in Buenos Aires from 2014 until 2017 and in Montevideo from 2017 until very recently. Mr. Matos was the special guest and also invited as solo violinist to perform a concert accompanied by the orchestra. During the late 70s and the 80s, Dr. Matos was violinist of the Dominican Symphony Orchestra. More than twenty ambassadors accredited to Argentina, members of the press, Dominican expats and the like, attended this diplomatic event. The local diplomatic press in Buenos Aires covered the concert…

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Brazil: 2018 a Remarkable Year

By Roy Lie Atjam. Wassenaar, 7th September 2018, on the occasion of the 196th anniversary of the independence of the Federative Republic of Brazil, Ambassador H.E. Mrs. Regina Maria Cordeiro Dunlop and Ambassador Ronaldo Edgar Dunlop, along with the embassy team gathered at the Ambassador’s residence in Wassenaar. Members of the Diplomatic Corps in the Netherlands as well as personalities of the art, sports, business, politic and academic world attended the festive reception. Ambassador ReginaMaria Cordeiro Dunlop delivered a powerful extemporaneous speech welcoming and thanking all for joining in the celebration of the memorable day. On 7 September 1822, Brazil declared…

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OPCW Director-General Visits Paris

The Hague, Netherlands — 1 November 2018 — The Director-General of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), H.E. Mr. Fernando Arias, met with the French Minister of Europe and Foreign Affairs, H.E. Mr Jean-Yves Le Drian as well other senior government officials and think tank representatives during a visit to Paris on 31 October. During his meeting with Minister Le Drian, the Director-General underlined France’s important role in reinforcing the norm against chemical weapons, and encouraged the continuation of international efforts to advance the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC). He stated: “The full and universal implementation of the…

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