March 19, 2019

Director of IFIMES with Secretary General of UN

Director of the Institute Assist. Prof. Dr. Bećirović presented to the UN Secretary-General Guterres the work of the Institute in the region of the Balkans and the Middle East

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Australia Contributes €100,000 to Help OPCW Identify Perpetrators of Chemical Weapons Attacks

Permanent Representative of Australia to the OPCW, H.E. Ambassador Matthew Neuhaus and OPCW Director-General, H.E. Mr Fernando Arias. The Hague, Netherlands —18 March 2019 — The Government of Australia is contributing €100,000 toward the Trust Fund for Syria Missions for the formation and operation of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) team to identify the perpetrators of chemical weapons attacks in the Syrian Arab Republic. The team was created pursuant to the decision on addressing the threat from chemical weapons use adopted by the Conference of the States Parties at its Fourth Special Session in June 2018….

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Rwanda in the Netherlands: A promotion of women empowerment and Sustainable Development Goals

In the picture H.E. Heidemaria Gürer Ambassador of Austria arriving to Rwanda´s event. For International Women’s Day, the Embassy of Rwanda to The Netherlands along with the Rwandan Women Association in The Netherlands, organised on March 16 an event to celebrate and display Rwanda’s culture and progress in gender equality and women empowerment. By Aurore Heugas. “International Women’s Day is a celebration of respect, appreciation, love and care towards women in your life and society” was a statement spoken at the Rwandan Embassy’s celebration for International Women’s Day on March 16, 2019. Taking place at the Hilton hotel in The…

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Ambassador Jeffrey outlines the United States’ next steps in Syria

Ambassador Jeffrey outlines the United States’ next steps in Syria By Guido Lanfranchi. In the wake of the Conference of Donors for Syria, the United States’ Special Representative Ambassador James Jeffrey welcomed the international community’s commitment to support the Syrian people through humanitarian aid. At the same time, he also stressed the need to continue the fight against ISIS and to support a political transition in Syria.  On March 12-14th, 2019, representatives from over sixty countries and international organizations gathered in Brussels for the donors’ conference “Supporting the future of Syria and the region”, co-organized by the European Union and…

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Ladies Ambassadors’ group meeting for International Women’s Day

In the picture sitting from left to right: H.E. Ms. Sahar Ghanem, Ambassador of Yemen, H.E. Ms. Sabine Nölke, Ambassador of Canada, H.E., Ms. Ngo Thi Hoa, Ambassador of Viet Nam, H.E. Ms. Brandusa-Ioana Predescu, Ambassador of Romania, the President of the Dutch Senate, H.E. Ms. Ankie Broekers-Knol, H.E. Ms. Marithza Ruiz, Ambassador of Guatemala and coordinator of the group of Women Ambassadors, H.E. Ms. Irene Florence Mkwawa-Kasyanju, Ambassador of the United Republic of Tanzania, H.E. Dr. Heidemaria Gürer, Ambassador of Austria and H.E. Ms. Rawan Sulaiman, Chief of Palestinean Mission. From left to right: H.E. Dr. Ilze Rūse, Ambassador…

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A Double Bulgarian Celebration In The Hague

By Roy Lie Atjam. H.E. Ambassador Rumen Alexandrov hosted a reception in The Hague on 7 March 2019, celebrating the 141st year of the re-establishment of the Bulgarian state. It was the end of the Russo-Turkish War (1877–1878) that ultimately led to the signing of Treaty of San Stefano of 3 March 1878. The reception also celebrated the 110th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Bulgaria and the Kingdom of the Netherlands. An exposition showcased documentation pertaining to the longstanding cordial diplomatic relations between the two countries. Ambassador Rumen Alexandrov started his welcome remarks by saying: it is…

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Guatemala’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Visits OPCW

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — 14 March 2019 — The Director-General of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), H.E. Mr Fernando Arias, met with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Guatemala, H.E. Ms Sandra Erica Jovel Polanco, during a visit to OPCW Headquarters in The Hague yesterday. The Director-General and the Minister of Foreign Affairs discussed progress in implementing the Chemical Weapons Convention. The discussion also focused on enhancing the OPCW’s capabilities to address the threat from chemical weapons use and the project to upgrade the Organisation’s Laboratory into a Centre for Chemistry and Technology….

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EU and Qatar Airways sign agreement

4 February 2019, Brussels, EU: Qatar Airways and the European Union have inked a legal accord binding stating that “all air carriers from the 28 European Union member states and Qatar now have unlimited and unrestricted access to their respective territories” according to statements by both, Qatar Airways and the EU.  As part of the agreement, the State of Qatar no longer shall request from European carriers to have local sales agent to operate flights to Doha. A similar deal shall begin negotiations in March vis-à-vis Oman Air and their airspace. The United Arab Emirates thus far has declined to engage…

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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…

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Ethiopian Airline Crash

thiopian Airline flight ET302 bound from Nairobi, Kenya crashed at Bishoftu near Addis Ababa only minutes after taking off on Sunday 10 March 2019.

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