February 23, 2019

Paris Peace Forum

Sunday, 11 November 2018, Paris, French Republic: French President Emmanuel Macron opened the inaugural Paris Peace Forum, which seeks to promote a multilateral approach to security and governance that avoids the errors that led to the Great War’s (WWI) outbreak. Attending global leaders included US President Donald Trump, Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart Tayyip Erdoğan, German Chancellor Dr. Angela Merkel, HH The Aga Khan IV, HH The Emir of Qatar accompanied by his Deputy Premier and Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman bin Jassim Al Thani, the premiers of Canada Justin Trudeau, of Denmark Lars Løkke Rasmussen,…

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140th jubilee of the Great Synagogue of Europe

Elena Basile (Italy), Simona Frankel (Israel), Olivier Nicoloff (Canada), António Vasco Alves (Portugal), Jorge Notivoli (Spain), HM The King of the Belgians. Monday, 26 November 2018, Brussels, Kingdom of Belgium: A ceremony was organised as part of the 140th anniversary of the Great Synagogue of Europe at Brussels. This ceremony also commemorated the 210th anniversary of the Israelite Central Consistory of Belgium and the 10th anniversary of the recognition of the Synagogue as the “Great Synagogue of Europe” by the European Union on 4 June 2008. Approximately 500 personalities attended the ceremony including His Majesty the VII King of the Belgians,…

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A Sparkling and Shining Italian Evening

The Extra Ordinary Italian Taste On the picture at Crowne Plaza kitchen, Mariska Perugini-Viser, Grabriela Gavazza, H.E. Andrea Perugini and Mario Andolfi. By Roy Lie Atjam. A renown Italian Chef demonstrated his cooking skills at an Italian gastronomic festival at Hotel Crowne Plaza The Hague. Organizers of the festival are the Embassy of Italy, Diplomat Magazine and Hotel Crowne Plaza. The authentic Italian taste was lead by Daniela Gavazza and Mario Andolfi, two Italian chefs awarded with one Michelin Star coming directly from the Liguria region. Zooming into the program one learns that the festival was not only about Italian…

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V Diplomats’ Welcome After Summer

On the picture Dr. Mayelinne De Lara, Diplomat Magazine’s publisher and the Tunisian Ambassador H.E. Mr. Elyes Ghariani. The end of the summer and the welcome of the diplomatic community returning to town was celebrated with glamour by Diplomat Magazine in collaboration with Crown Plaza Hotel and the embassies of Argentina, Italy, and Switzerland. The reception included an exquisite motorcars show, a luxury cars exhibition of the world’s most renowned car manufacturers, who presented their latest developments to the Diplomatic Corps. The V Diplomats Welcome After Summer and 2nd Diplomatic Car Tryout showcased the best new cars on the market…

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The Italian Week in the wonderful world of Bvlgari

                            On the picture Mrs. Manuela Stamerra, Mr. Lelio Gavazza, Country Managing Director of Bvlgari Mrs. Mariska Perugini-Viser and H.E. Mr. Andrea Perugini, Ambassador of Italy. The opening of the Italian Week in the Netherlands was marked by art, luxury and flavors of Italy, at the official residence of the Ambassador H.E. Andrea Perugini. It was a magnificent evening at the residence, with guests coming from Amsterdam, Mexico, China, Italy, and Curaçao, in order to enjoy one of the best events of the year. For a full…

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Major step against organised crime in Western Balkans

On the picture Ladislav Hamran, President of Eurojust and Lenche Ristoska. First Liaison Prosecutor for the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia at Eurojust On 12 November 2018, Ms Lenche Ristoska took up her duties as the first Liaison Prosecutor for the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (fYROM) at Eurojust. Her appointment is an important contribution to the growing relationship between the European Union and the Western Balkan region in the area of criminal law. Since 2008, Eurojust has established an increasingly strong framework for structural judicial cooperation in the fight against serious cross-border crime between EU Member States and the…

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H.E. Agustín Vásquez Gómez, Chairperson of the Fourth Review Conference

H.E. Agustín Vásquez Gómez, Chairperson of the Fourth Review Conference, is Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of El Salvador to the Kingdom of the Netherlands and Permanent Representative to the International Organisations in The Hague. Ambassador Vásquez Gómez is a career diplomat and has built experience in diplomacy, international law and multilateral organisations, particularly in negotiations at bilateral and multilateral level on political, economical and cooperation for development initiatives and programs, mainly in the framework of the Organization of American States from 2007 to 2014. In the OPCW, Ambassador Vásquez Gómez represented his country as Vice Chair of…

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Culinary Walking Dinner is a Winner

                            On the picture Dr. Mayelinne De Lara  Dlomat Magazine’s Publisher and H.E. Aviv Shir-On, Ambassador of Israel showing the Israeli recipe on the  International Flavours Recipes 2018 booklet. Diplomat Magazine Collaboration with Crowne Plaza Promenade: Culinary Walking Dinner By Andrew Gibson. On what was a cool, Dutch November evening, great warmth could be found within the outstanding Crowne Plaza Den Haag – Promenade. The hotel’s General Manager, Patrick Aarsman, and his excellent team played hosts to yet another fabulous culinary spectacle. On this occasion, collaboration between Crowne…

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Time to say goodbye for the Ambassador of Georgia

On the picture with H.E. Konstantine Surguladze and Nino, ambassadors of India, Philippines, El Salvador, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Saudi Arabia, Moldova, Italy, Croatia, Bulgaria, Albania, Czech Republic, Romania, Azerbaijan , Kazakhstan. By Roy Lie Atjam. H.E. Mr. Konstantine Surguladze Ambassador of Georgia in the Netherlands took leave of fellow Ambassadors at a Ceremony of Merits, organized by Diplomat Magazine/Diplomatic Card at Hotel Des Indes The Hague on 16th November 2018. A large number of colleagues came by to say farewell to Ambassador Konstantine Surguladze, an upstanding man . Mr. Konstantine Surguladze, is a career diplomat who has served in various…

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Art unites, it animates

Mr. Christian Vrouyr, Secretary General of BRAFA, gives an introduction on the fair. By Roy Lie Atjam. Art doesn’t only unite, it animates as well, with these words the Ambassador of Belgium to the Kingdom of the Netherlands H.E.  Chris Hoornaert welcomed his guests to an exclusive reception on the occasion of the upcoming BRAFA (Brussels Art Fair) at his residence in The Hague. Apart from Ambassador Chris Hoornaert welcome remarks, other speakers were: BRAFA’s vice chairman Francis Maere and secretary-general Mr. Christian Vrouyr. Delen Private Bank and the Embassy of Belgium co-hosted the exclusive event. The reception clearly offered an excellent opportunity to rub shoulders with exhibitors at the…

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