December 17, 2018

Colombia’s Vice Minister of Multilateral Affairs Visits OPCW

H.E. Mr. Fernando Arias, and the Vice Minister of Multilateral Affairs, H.E. Ms. Adriana Mejia. The Hague – December 2018. The Director-General of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), H.E. Mr. Fernando Arias, and the Vice Minister of Multilateral Affairs, H.E. Ms. Adriana Mejía, met  at the OPCW Headquarters in The Hague. The Director-General and the Vice Minister discussed progress in implementing the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) and the results of the recent Review Conference. The Director-General provided detailed information about the enhancement of OPCW’s capabilities to address the threat from chemical weapons use and the project to…

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OPCW New Centre for Chemistry and Technology

On the picture the Director-General of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), H.E. Mr. Fernando Arias, and the Permanent Representative of the Czech Republic to the OPCW and the Chairperson of the Executive Council, H. E. Ms. Ambassador Jana Reinišová. OPCW and Municipality of Pijnacker-Nootdorp Sign Land Agreement for Future OPCW Centre for Chemistry and Technology THE HAGUE, Netherlands —14 December 2018 —The Director-General of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), H.E. Mr. Fernando Arias, and the Mayor of Pijnacker-Nootdorp, Honorable Ms. Francisca Ravestein, signed an agreement today to provide land for the construction…

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12th conference of the Russian Community in the Netherlands

On the picture H.E. Mr. Alexander V. Shulgin, Ambassador of the Russian Federation to the Netherlands . By Elena Ratnikova. With the participation of the Russian Embassy in The Hague,  the Russian community has successfully organized the 12th conference “Council of the Russian Community in the Netherlands”, which took place at the Crown Plaza Hotel in The Hague on December 2nd. H.E. Mr. Alexander V. Shulgin, Ambassador of the Russian Federation to the Netherlands and Permanent Representative to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons addressed an official opening speech. He extended his gratitude to the attendees, representatives from every sector…

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Indonesian Fashion Designers Impress The Hague

By Roy Lie A Tjam. The Hague, 7 December 2018, the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia, under the acumen leadership of Ambassador H.E. Mr. I Gusti Agung Wesaka Puja, organized a Fashion Show aimed at promoting yet another aspect of the Indonesian culture, Fashion! For additional Marian van Noort’s pictures, please open the following link: https://www.flickr.com/photos/109407424@N02/albums/72157704650377204 In his welcome remarks, Ambassador Puja expressed his thanks to everyone for attending the eventful evening. He also mentioned the Indonesian wastraadati or authentic Indonesian textile, its special quality. The event’s activities were divided into 3 parts. One was the Fashion Show which…

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Panama, the shining star in Latin America and the Caribbean Region

The Ambassador of the Republic of Panama, H.E. Mr. Willys Delvalle. By Roy Lie Atjam. The Hague, 13 November 2018. The Ambassador of the Republic of Panama, H.E. Mr. Willys Delvalle and Mrs. Tatiana Delvalle, invited fellow Heads of Mission, members of the business community, Dutch government representatives, members of the International institutions and various others to the Marriott Hotel on the occasion of Panama’s 115th year of Independence. In his welcome speech, Ambassador Willys Delvalle welcomes one and all on behalf of the President of Panama, Juan Carlos Varela, to the celebration of the 115th years of the Republic…

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Farewell to the Ambassador of Georgia, H.E. Konstantine Surguladze

Founder and head of “Georgian Culture Center in the Netherlands”, Mrs. Tika Svanidze-vancko and H.E. Mr. Konstantine Surguladze, Ambassador of Georgia. On November 26, 2018, a farewell reception of the Ambassador of Georgia to the Kingdom of the Netherlands, H.E. Mr. Konstantine Surguladze and his spouse Mrs. Nino Rusadze was held at the Embassy of Georgia. As from December 1, Ambassador’s mission to the Kingdom of the Netherlands comes to an end. The reception started with the farewell speech by the Ambassador of Georgia. His Excellency thanked guests for attending the reception. In his speech Ambassador summarized the bilateral relations…

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Thailand 2018 National Day and Birthday Celebration

H.E. Ms. Eksiri Pintaruchi, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Thailand  and H.E. Mr. Philippe Couvreur, Registrar Court International de Justice. By Roy Lie Atjam. H.E. Ms. Eksiri Pintaruchi Ambassador of the Kingdom of Thailand in the Netherlands, held a reception to celebrate Thailand’s National Day, Birthday Anniversary of His Majesty the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej (King Rama IX) and the Father’s Day of Thailand, on 5th December 2018. The celebration started with the playing of the national anthem of the two Kingdoms. This was done by Ms. Erika Ngarmcroh (2005) from Bangkok Thailand, a very talented young lady. At the…

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Iraq First Anniversary victory over ISIS

H.E. Dr. Hisham Al-Alawi Ambassador of Iraq “Victory is here to stay”   By Roy Lie Atjam. H.E. Dr. Hisham Al-Alawi Ambassador of Iraq, invited friends of Iraq and colleagues to a special reception and cultural event at the Hilton Hotel The Hague, December 10,2018, to celebrate the Iraq victory over ISIS one year ago. On the program were music, cultural activities and a lavish buffet. The Al-Saaedi bothers presented a live rendition of the Iraq and Dutch national anthem. For additional pictures by the Embassy of Iraq in The Hague, please open the link below: https://www.flickr.com/photos/109407424@N02/albums/72157676646710428 Speakers at the reception,…

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Spanish Embassy – Conference to celebrate the Spanish Constitution of 1978

By Tereza Neuwirthova. On Thursday, December 6 2018, The Embassy of Spain in the Netherlands hosted a conference to celebrate the 40 year anniversary of the Spanish Constitution that was enacted in 1978. After arrival, the guests were greeted at the Spanish embassy by Her Excellency the ambassador Ms. María Jesús Alonso Jiménez, and were offered a glass of champagne. Among the guests were representatives from various institutions and organisations that cooperate and interact with the Spanish community in the Netherlands, as well as numerous ambassadors representing mainly the countries of Latin America. Her Excellency Ms. Ambassador Ms. María Jesús…

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President of Cabo Verde visits International Criminal Court

Left to right:  ICC Registrar Peter Lewis, Cabo Verde First Lady H.E. Lígia Dias Fonseca, Cabo Verde President H.E. Jorge Carlos de Almeida Fonseca, ICC President Judge Chile Eboe-Osuji and ICC Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda ©ICC-CPI. On 11 December 2018, H.E. Mr. Jorge Carlos de Almeida Fonseca, President of the Republic of Cabo Verde, visited the International Criminal Court (ICC) to meet with the President of the Court, Judge Chile Eboe-Osuji, the Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda, and the Registrar Peter Lewis. The President was decorated with the title of ‘Distinguished Honorary Fellow of the International Criminal Court’. ICC President Eboe-Osuji stated: “At…

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