February 20, 2019

IWC Culinary Odyssey

 By Sonia MEIJER. It was my turn to organize the Culinary Odyssey Luncheon for the International Women’s.    After been on the Board in 2009 , in spite of my very busy life  within my Language Institute Direct Languages Center, I still remain a member at the IWC due to the so many wonderful activities the Club has. The Culinary Odyssey Committee is to savor the delights of the best restaurants in The Hague, and what better than Impero Romano,  where yesterday the food and the personal were  excellent . At the Luncheon we had the chance to talk with all our fellow members and…

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Royal Family at Dominican DMG in The Hague

Direct from Diplomat Magazine’s Publisher Robert Buurke and Honorary Associate Publisher Dr. Eugenio Matos G. and the Special collaboration of Baron Henri Estramant.  H.E. Mr. Luis Arias, Ambassador of the Dominican Republic, will be hosting Diplomats Meet & Greet at the Carlton Ambassador Hotel on 3 April, from 6pm, in the presence of Their Imperial and Royal Highnesses Archduke Sándor & Archduchess Herta Margarete of Austria-Tuscany, Royal Prince & Princess of Hungary and Bohemia, Prince & Princess of Croatia. As matter of anecdote the “Braşov” (Romanian) line of the Habsburg Dynasty whereto this archducal couple belongs is the only one wherein the…

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National Day of Pakistan

By Bonnie Klap, Editor in Chief. On the occasion of Pakistan Day the Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan Mr. Moazzam Ahmad Khan hosted a reception. The reception was held at the Ambassador’s  historic residence, which was built approximately 150 years ago and was purchased by the Government of Pakistan in the early 1950’s. The reception was well attended by members of the Diplomatic Corps, Government and representatives of the Pakistani and Dutch business community. After the reception the guests were invited into the magnificent diningroom to enjoy a delicious buffet of Pakistani dishes. Photo album click here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/121611753@N07/sets/72157643032781933/ More…

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National Day Tunisia

By Bonnie Klap, Editor in Chief. The Ambassador of Tunisia and Mrs. Karim Ben Bécher hosted a reception in the Worldhotel Bel Air to celebrate the National Day. A seemingly endless line of well wishers came to congratulate Ambassador Ben Bécher. The overwhelming attendance can no doubt be attributed to the Ambassador’s  vast diplomatic and social network and his affable personality.  Following the reception an elaborate buffet with Tunisian specialties was offered to the guests. In addition to the delicious Tunisian cuisine, a slideshow, which was played in the background, gave an impression of various highlights of  this beautiful country….

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Philippines’ nr.2 in The Hague

H.E. Jejomar C. Binay at the ISS. The Vice-president of the Philippines, Mr Jejomar C. Binay, gave a very sharp and interesting lecture at ISS. His speech included topics such as migration and development perspectives of the Philippines, investment and legal recognition of citizens. H.E. Jaime Victor B. Ledda, Ambassador of the Republic of Philippines, also directors and representatives from migrations agencies, ONG’s and more than two hundreds expats from Philippines living in the Netherlands attended the event. Jejomar Binay was Mayor of Manila for 21 years before becoming number two of the Country.

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New Honorary Consuls for Belgium

By Bonnie Klap, Editor in Chief. His Excellency Mr. Frank Geerkens, Ambassador of Belgium, hosted a reception at his residence to introduce two new Honorary Consuls. Mr. Dries van der Vossen, Managing Director of the Bilderberg Hotels, will be the new Honorary Consul for Belgium in Amsterdam and Mr. Lex Fontein, Director/Managing partner of Hudig & Veder B.V. will be the new Honorary Consul in Rotterdam. The reception was well attended by several EU-Ambassadors, Ambassadors, dignitaries of Ministries and representatives of the Belgian Business-community. Ambassador Geerkens is known for his tireless support of the Belgian-Dutch business ties.  

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Adios, Ambassador Wagner

                            By Bonnie Klap, Editor in Chief. After having served his country in The Netherlands for six years  His Excellency Mr. Allan Wagner Tízon, Ambassador of Peru, will return to his home country, where he will enjoy a well-deserved retirement.  Ambassador Wagner and his wife, Mrs. Julia de la Guerra de Wagner, hosted a farewell-reception at their residence in Wassenaar, where  the guests were welcomed with the typical Peruvian drink ‘Pisco-Sour.’ “We are very sad to see him leave,” was an often heard  remark  among  the many…

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Saint Patrick’s Day

By Bonnie Klap, Editor in Chief. Her Excellency Mrs. Mary Whelan, Ambassador of Ireland,  and her husband, Mr. Kevin O’Malley, hosted a reception to celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day. Saint Patrick’s Day is a cultural and religious holiday, which is celebrated annually  on March 17th all over the world.  On Saint Patrick’s Day it is customary to wear something green. Ambassador Whelan honored this tradition, as did her husband and several of her guests. The reception was held at the Ambassador’s residence in Wassenaar and was attended by close to 200 guests.

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Ambassador Arias to host DMG in April

H.E. Luis Arias, will host Diplomats Meet & Greet at Carlton Ambassador Hotel on 3 April, from 6pm. The evening will showcase DR’s music and country dance with a warmth Caribbean flavor. Ron Brugal will be served as welcome drink. Many guests will be coming from all over the Netherlands.

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New Alliance Française

The Alliance Française Awaits You By Nicole Pierre. It was a beautiful day in The Hague and the perfect day for an inauguration. Surrounded by the picturesque backdrop of The Hague’s city center, the Alliance Française de la Haye held the official opening ceremony of its new location in the prestigious Berlage Kantoor on Wednesday March 19, 2014. His Excellency Ambassador Pierre Ménat, Martin Beyer Director, Richard Schreurs, President and Marcel Bugter, President of the Federation of Alliance Françaises des Pays Bas, welcomed ambassadors from the various Francophone communities in The Hague, invited guests and sponsors alike. Ambassador Ménat, in…

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