February 20, 2019

Iran is Marking and Celebrating a Historical Milestone

By Roy Lie Atjam. Wassenaar, 11 February 2019, this year, the event recognized the 40th anniversary of the 11 February 1979, Iranian Revolution. For this reason, H.E. Mr. Ambassador Alireza Jahangiri,  hosted a reception. Guests turnout in their numbers to congratulate Ambassador Alireza Jahangiri on this momentous day. The Iranian Revolution was a  nationalistic and Islamic revolution that replaced a secular monarchy. The last Shah, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi was overthrown and replaced by the Islamic Republic. The Shah was perceived by the man in the street as a puppet of the west. Under the Shah’s rule, western powers exploited Iran’s natural resources. Furthermore, the Shah’s regime was oppressive, corrupt and brutal….

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NATO discussions on North Macedonia, INF Treaty and Afghanistan

NATO Ministerial on North Macedonia’s accession protocol, the INF Treaty, defense investment and capabilities, as well as the situation in Afghanistan.

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IOM Netherlands and its partners celebrate fruitful cooperation on migration

International Organization for Migration – Netherlands chief Antonio Polosa,voluntary returns, labor market integration, family reunification.

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India 70th Republic Day Celebrations

Over 600 people gather at the Indian Ambassador’s residence in Wassenaar, Netherlands to celebrate the 70th Republic Day of India Over 600 people gathered at the residence of the Ambassador of India to the Netherlands H.E. Mr. Venu Rajamony in Wassenaar this morning (January 26) for a flag hoisting function to celebrate India’s 70th Republic Day. The celebrations began with the hoisting of the National flag by the Ambassador, singing of the National anthem and reading out of President Ram Nath Kovind’s address to the nation. This was followed by a performance of patriotic songs.  The event was attended by H.E. Mr. Bas Eenhoorn, Mayor of Amstelveen, H.E.  Sheikh…

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70th Republic Day of India at Nieuwe Kerk

70th Republic Day of India reception at the Nieuwe Kerk in Amsterdam.

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Bermuda Government opens office in Brussels

Friday, 25 January 2019, Brussels: Renée Webb, a former Progressive Labour Party Tourism Minister shall henceforth represent the Bermudian Government vis-à-vis the European Union in matters handled by the overseas British territory.  Premier of Bermuda, David Burt opened the office flanked by Director Webb during a ceremony, and subsequent reception well-attended particularly by ambassadors representing the African, Caribbean and South Pacific Group of States (ACP Group) as well as Indian representative to the EU, Belgium and Luxembourg, Ambassador Gaitri Issar Kumar.  Premier Burt during his allocution highlighted that the new office had been set up because constant engagement vis-à-vis the EU was needed au lieu…

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Consular Corps of Curaçao gets new board

A new Board of the Consular Corps of Curaçao, Karel Frielink, Honorary Consul of Germany, was re-elected as Dean.

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The Global Public Diplomacy Award in Germany

The recipient of the first Global Diplomacy Awar 2019 is His Excellency Gordan Radman, Ambassador of Croatia to the Federal Republic of Germany.

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Kiwi-EU trade talks being finalised

Friday, 25 January 2018, Brussels: European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker welcomed New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern to discuss finalising trade agreement talks that could be concluded by the end of this year. European Commissioner for Agriculture, Phil Hogan, is expected to travel to the South Pacific island nation to coordinate talks, as the free trade agreement’s trickiest points fall under his portfolio. Juncker underlined during his meeting that both sides should do anything possible to conclude the agreement before the end of this year, before the end of my mandate.President Juncker likewise noted that the EU and New Zealand are aligned when it comes to…

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Judge Carmel Agius assumes office as the new President of the Mechanism

Arusha, The Hague, 19 January 2019 – On 19 January 2019, Judge Carmel Agius, of Malta, assumed office as President of the International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals (Mechanism), following his appointment by the United Nations Secretary-General on 30 June 2018 to a term expiring on 30 June 2020. Judge Agius has been a Judge of the Mechanism since its inception in 2012. He also served as a Judge of the Trial Chamber of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) from 2001 and a Judge of the Appeals Chambers of both the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda…

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