April 20, 2019

Switzerland Contributes CHF 150,000 to OPCW Team to Identify Perpetrators of Chemical Weapons Use

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — 6 March 2019 — The Government of the Swiss Confederation is contributing CHF 150,000 toward the formation and operation of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons’ (OPCW) team to identify the perpetrators of the use of chemical weapons in the Syrian Arab Republic 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. The donation was formalised recently through an agreement signed by OPCW Director-General, H.E. Mr Fernando Arias, and the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs represented by…

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Romanian-European Cultural Diplomacy

Brândușa Predescu addressed a strong pro-European Romanian Presidency of European Council.

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A new Persian language global network for Iranians at home and across the world

By Guido Lanfranchi. The United States Agency for Global Media is launching VOA 365, a 24×7 Persian language global network to better reach out to Iranians all over the world. As the tensions between the United States and Iran remain high, the U.S. Agency for Global Media is set to launch a new initiative, VOA 365, a 24×7 Persian language global network aimed at providing better information to Iranians living in their country as well as abroad. “Given the dynamic political situation, it’s more important than ever that Iranian citizens get the facts about U.S. positions, responsible analysis and discussion…

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Poland celebrates with music

The embassy of Poland celebrates this year the 100th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the Republic of Poland and the Kingdom of the Netherlands with an extensive program covering all aspects of the successful past and present collaboration between the two countries. One of the greatest cultural events organised by the embassy was the classical concert by the very young Polish pianist Tomasz Ritter, winner of the International Chopin competition 2018 and the Arthur Rubinstein in Memoriam international competition at the Piano Polish Festival last year. The event was held at the premises of the Embassy of Poland…

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I EU-League of Arab states summit Press release by the European Commission 

I EU-League of Arab states summit from the 28 EU Member States and the 21 countries of the League of Arab States, as well as the Secretary General of League of Arab States, were also invited.

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Celebrating Mother Language Day 2019

International Mother Language Day by Bangladesh Embassy in The Hague

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Japan Contributes €2.4M to Future OPCW Centre for Chemistry and Technology

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — 27 February 2019 — The Government of Japan has contributed €2.4 million to a special Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) Trust Fund to support the project to upgrade the current OPCW Laboratory and Equipment Store. This project will result in the construction of a new facility, the OPCW Centre for Chemistry and Technology (“ChemTech Centre”). The donation was formalised today in a ceremony involving the OPCW Director-General, H.E. Mr Fernando Arias, and Japan’s Permanent Representative to the OPCW, H.E. Ambassador Hiroshi Inomata, at OPCW Headquarters in The Hague. Ambassador Inomata announced the Government of Japan…

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The unveiling of the International Mother Language Monument in The Netherlands

unveiling of the International Mother Language Monument in The Netherlands

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OPCW Fulfils First International Gender Champions Commitment

Director-General, H.E. Mr Fernando Arias, joined the IGC, which is a leadership network that brings together female and male decision-makers determined to break down gender barriers and make gender equality a working reality in their spheres of influence.

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The 60th Anniversary of the triumph of the Cuban Revolution

H.E. Ms. Soraya Alvarez, Ambassador of the Republic of Cuba during her remarquable speech. By Roy Lie Atjam. The Hague, January 18, 2019, The Republic of Cuba, ever triumphed of her Revolution celebrates her 60th anniversary. The Crowne Plaza Hotel was filled to capacity. Hundreds of people of all walks of life made their way to the Crowne Plaza to felicitate H.E. Ms. Soraya Alvarez, Ambassador of the Republic of Cuba on this momentous day. Besides the cordial welcome by the Ambassador, there was Cuban food, Cuban cocktail (mojito), Cuban music and dance. The Cuban dance Trio “Salsa de pichón”…

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