February 20, 2019

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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U.S. pledges to remain in Syria until ISIS and the civil war will be over

By Guido Lanfranchi. U.S. Special Representative for Syria, Ambassador James Jeffrey, clarified that the United States is ready to remain engaged in Syria. In such engagement, the U.S. will step up efforts to defeat ISIS and to reach a political solution to Syria’s crisis.   In November 2018, amost one year after the Helsinki meeting between U.S. and Russian presidents Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin, the approach of the United States to Syria has remained consistent: the U.S. is willing to stay “in the long run in Syria to try to come up with a solution that meets the needs…

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Paris Peace Forum

On the picture President of Romania, Klaus Iohannis, Emir of Qatar, Vice-Premier and Foreign Minister of Qataré. 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…

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Argentine Embassy: Official Network of the Argentine Scientist and Researcher in The Netherlands

On  the picture His Excellency Hector Horacio Salvador. By Azim  Butt and Thomas Fleischer. Recently the Embassy of the Argentine Republic to the Netherlands used the lovely facilities at the Haagse Hogeschool to launch the official opening to the network of the Argentine Scientists and Researchers in the Netherlands. The event begins with a simple (and apt), yet to the point, introduction by His Excellency Hector Horacio Salvador on how the network came to fruition. He recounted the countless late-night meetings where colleagues from different expertise came together for a common goal; the establishment of a scientific platform that combines academics between…

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The 9th edition of IFTF opened its doors in Vijfhuizen

On the picture H.E. Mr. Jean Pierre Karabaranga, the ambassador of Rwanda to the Netherlands with Rwanda’s participants during the International Floriculture Trade Fair 2018. From left to right: Mr. Victor Omuga, Marketing Manager of Bella Flowers, Madam Sadrine Urujeni, Deputy CEO for the National Agricultural Export Development Board of Rwanda, H.E. Mr. Jean Pierre Karabaranga and Mr. Shungo Harada, Managing Director of Bloom Hills. The International Floriculture Fair opened its doors from 7th to 9th of November.  With a new record high number of exhibitors this year, the IFTF exhibition grew 15% in size and living up to its name…

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Iraq, Building a Stable and Prosperous Democracy

H.E. Dr. Hisham Al-Alawi, Ambassador of Iraq. By Roy Lie Atjam. The Hague, 1 November 2018. Building a Stable & Prosperous Democracy in Iraq. Food Security, Climate Change and Sustainable Development. Such was the theme of a one day conference organized by the Clingendael Institute and The Embassy of the Republic of Iraq in the Netherlands. The venue was the Clingendael Institute and the Chancellery of Iraq for the afternoon session. The conference considered reconstructing a prosperous Iraq after an epoch of conflict and how Dutch – government and private sector could assist and support Iraq to build a prosperous…

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US imposes critical round of nuclear sanctions on Iran

By Guido Lanfranchi. On November 4th, 2018, the United States has reimposed another batch of nuclear-related sanctions on Iran. Such measures are set to affect Iran’s energy, shipping, and banking sectors, and they will have impact both within and outside the US. Six months after announcing its withdrawal from the Iran Nuclear Deal, the United States has reimposed a second set of nuclear-related sanctions on the Islamic Republic of Iran. Such sanctions – US Special Representative for Iran Mr. Brian Hook explains – “are the toughest sanctions on the Iranian regime that have ever been imposed,” and their aim is…

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