February 23, 2019

Russia celebrates the “Defender of the Motherland Day”

Ambassador Alexander Shulgin and Colonel Klimuk Russian Federation armed forces celebrate the “Defender of the Motherland Day

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Hessian Minister Puttrich bets on Europe’s future 

“This time I’m voting/Diesmal wähle ich” Minister of Federal and European Affairs, Lucia Putrich European Parliament elections

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Norway Announces €100,000 Voluntary Contribution to OPCW’s Trust Fund for Syria Missions

the State Secretary announced a voluntary contribution of €100,000 from Norway to the Trust Fund for Syria Missions.

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Seminar on “Bangladesh Delta Plan 2100” in the Netherlands

The delta bond between Bangladesh and the Netherlands was reassured in a seminar at the Littéraire Sociëteit De Witte in The Hague on 21 January 2019. Bangladesh Ambassador to the Netherlands Sheikh Mohammed Belal, in his speech, expected that that the Netherlands, with its vast reservoir of knowledge and technology, huge pool of water and delta related business entities and knowledge institutions as well as enormous goodwill for Bangladesh, will come forward to support Bangladesh to implement the Bangladesh Delta Plan 2100. Ambassador Belal appreciated Dutch innovation and creativity in securing their country from the scourge of floods despite large part…

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National Day of the State of Qatar

By Anton Lutter. On the occasion of the National Day of the State of Qatar, His Excellency Sheikh Jassim bin Mohammed Al-Thani, ambassador to the Netherlands hosted a reception at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in The Hague. The ambassador – who represents his country since 2017 – reiterated the importance of the longstanding friendship between the Netherlands and the State of Qatar. Since 2006 Qatar has an embassy in The Hague one year after the Netherlands opened its embassy in Doha, which resulted amongst others in multiple trade missions and official visits. In July of this year the Deputy Prime…

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ICC and Government of Georgia conclude Agreement on the Enforcement of Sentences

Minister of Justice of Georgia H.E. Ms Tea Tsulukiani and ICC First Vice-President Judge Robert Fremr signing an Agreement on the Enforcement of Sentences on 24 January 2019 ©ICC-CPI The International Criminal Court (“ICC” or “Court”) and the Government of Georgia have concluded an Agreement on the Enforcement of Sentences. Under the agreement, persons convicted by the ICC may serve their sentence of imprisonment in Georgia if so decided by the Court and accepted by the Government of Georgia. On 24 January 2019, Judge Robert Fremr, First Vice-President of the Court, and H.E. Ms Tea Tsulukiani, Minister of Justice of Georgia, signed the…

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Global norms against impunity for atrocity crimes

ICC Prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda, participates in the Munich Security Conference high-level discussions much-needed attention on accountability for atrocity crimes.

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Venezuela’s diplomatic relations across the globe

Venezuela’s domestic and international situation,Yvan Gil, Venezuelan Deputy Foreign Minister for Europe,

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Mechanism Registrar Olufemi Elias on official visit to Serbia

Registrar Olufemi Elias. The Hague, 29 January 2019 – The Registrar of the International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals (Mechanism), Mr. Olufemi Elias, will be on an official visit to Belgrade, Serbia, from 29 to 31 January 2019. As part of the visit, Registrar Elias will hold meetings with Serbian Minister of Justice, Ms. Nela Kuburović, to discuss the ongoing cooperation between the Mechanism and the Serbian authorities, as well as the possible establishment of an information centre on the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) in Belgrade.  Registrar Elias will also meet with the President of the Appellate…

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A Baltic Hike: Lithuania Statehood Restoration Day Celebration 2019

Sounds from Lithuania by the choir Exicon. By Roy Lie Atjam. The Hague, 13 February 2019, the Lithuanian style  concert was followed by a reception. The occasion,  celebrating  Lithuania’s “Restoration-Statehood “(February 1918) The Lutheran church in  The Hague served as a backdrop for the festivities.The event was attended by Ambassadors from the Philippines, Thailand, South Korea, Belarus, Kuwait just to mention some, as well as by the diaspora from the Baltic states and others. After an impressive life rendition of the Lithuanian- and Dutch national anthem by organist Liga Vilmane, H.E.Vidmantas Purlys delivered his welcome address. My wife Dita and I would like to warmly…

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