February 20, 2019

The Uzbek Food Festival in The Hague

Austrian Ambassador Heidemaria Gürer, a craft artist from Uzbekistan and H.E. Mr. Dilyor Khakimov, Ambassador of Uzbekistan. By Roy Lie Atjam. The Hague, Wednesday 31 October 2018 – The Ambassador of Uzbekistan accredited to the Netherlands H.E. Mr. Dilyor Khakimov, organized the Uzbekistan Food festival “Uzbek Flavours” together with Crowne Plaza Promenade and Diplomat Magazine. An authentic Uzbek silk, carpet and artisanal market complemented the Food Festival. For additional Marian van Noort’s pictures, please open the following link: https://www.flickr.com/photos/109407424@N02/albums/72157697385233180 The famous Uzbek Chef  Shomurod Samaev prepared a mouth watering dinner consisting of Starter Mokhora – chickpea soup, three Uzbek Samsas:…

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The United Nations Day, in Curaçao

The United Nations Day was celebrated in Curaçao on 24 October 2018, for the occasion Mr. Karel Frielink, Dean of the Consular Corps of Curaçao addressed the very special guests among them the Governor of Curaçao, Mrs. Lucille George-Wout, the vicePrime Minister of Curaçao and Minister of Health, Environment and Nature, Mrs. Suzy Camelia-Römer, thePresident of Parliament, Mr. William Millerson, the Minister of Social Development, Mr. Hensley Koeiman, the Commander of the Armed Forces on Curaçao, Brigadier General De Vin, the representative of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in Curaçao, Mr. Raynel Martis, the Secretary General of the National…

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Czechoslovakia 100 Anniversary

Ambassador of Czech Republic H.E. Mrs Jana Reinišová and Ambassador of Slovakia H.E. Mr.  Roman Buzek. Concert 100 Anniversary of Czechoslovakia. Concert to mark the 100th Anniversary of the Establishment of Czechoslovakia By Tereza Neuwirthova. On October 30th, 2018, the Embassy of the Czech Republic and the Embassy of the Slovak Republic in The Hague organised a classical music concert in order to mark the 100th anniversary of the establishment of Czechoslovakia. The concert took place in the church De Kloosterkerk in The Hague, and started at 7pm. The ceremony initiated with the national anthems of both the Czech and…

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Bid Farewell to Minister Eugenio Matos

The Symphony Orchestra of the Congress of Buenos Aires organized a bid-farewell to Dr. Eugenio Matos Gomez, who was in diplomatic post in Buenos Aires from 2014 until 2017 and in Montevideo from 2017 until very recently. Mr. Matos was the special guest and also invited as solo violinist to perform a concert accompanied by the orchestra. During the late 70s and the 80s, Dr. Matos was violinist of the Dominican Symphony Orchestra. More than twenty ambassadors accredited to Argentina, members of the press, Dominican expats and the like, attended this diplomatic event. The local diplomatic press in Buenos Aires covered the concert…

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Brazil: 2018 a Remarkable Year

By Roy Lie Atjam. Wassenaar, 7th September 2018, on the occasion of the 196th anniversary of the independence of the Federative Republic of Brazil, Ambassador H.E. Mrs. Regina Maria Cordeiro Dunlop and Ambassador Ronaldo Edgar Dunlop, along with the embassy team gathered at the Ambassador’s residence in Wassenaar. Members of the Diplomatic Corps in the Netherlands as well as personalities of the art, sports, business, politic and academic world attended the festive reception. Ambassador ReginaMaria Cordeiro Dunlop delivered a powerful extemporaneous speech welcoming and thanking all for joining in the celebration of the memorable day. On 7 September 1822, Brazil declared…

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OPCW Director-General Visits Paris

The Hague, Netherlands — 1 November 2018 — The Director-General of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), H.E. Mr. Fernando Arias, met with the French Minister of Europe and Foreign Affairs, H.E. Mr Jean-Yves Le Drian as well other senior government officials and think tank representatives during a visit to Paris on 31 October. During his meeting with Minister Le Drian, the Director-General underlined France’s important role in reinforcing the norm against chemical weapons, and encouraged the continuation of international efforts to advance the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC). He stated: “The full and universal implementation of the…

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The 2018 Austria National Day And Centenary Celebrations

                            On the picture the Ambassador of Austria Heidemaria Gürer and the President of the Senate, the Honourable Ankie Broekers-Knol, we can also see H.E. Archbishop Aldo Cavalli, Apostolic Nuncio. By Roy Lie Atjam. On October 26th 2018 (Oct 26-Feiertag) Austria celebrates its 63rd year of independence. 2018 is also a year of celebrations and reflection as the country celebrates the Centenary of the proclamation of the second Republic of Austria. The memorable day was celebrated in The Hague on Thursday 25 October 2018, H.E. Ambassador Heidemaria Gürer and spouse…

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Dutch official visit to Rhineland-Palatinate

Dutch Royal Couple, Premier Malu Dreyer and Mayor of Trier Wolfram Leibe at the Porta Nigra in Trier – Picture by Jasper Kettner, Royal Dutch Embassy in Germany.   Wednesday and Thursday, 10-11 October 2018, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany: Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima of the Netherlands paid a working visit to the German federal state of Rhineland-Palatinate. On Thursday, 11 October King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima were received with high honours at the State Chancery of the Saarland in Saarbrücken by Premier Tobias Hans and the latter’s spouse Tanja Hans. The meeting was followed by a luncheon at Saarbrücken Castle,…

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Saarland’s official visit by Dutch monarch and delegation

Tanja and Premier Tobias Hans together with the Dutch Royal Couple – Picture by Jasper Kettner, Royal Dutch Embassy in Germany. Security and Digital Industries – Saarbrücken and Saarlouis  On Thursday, 11 October King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima were received with high honours at the State Chancery of the Saarland in Saarbrücken by Premier Tobias Hans and the latter’s spouse Tanja Hans. The meeting was followed by a luncheon at Saarbrücken Castle, which once belonged to a line of the House of Nassau. Later in the afternoon the Dutch delegation on security and digitalisation paid a visit to the University…

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The South Korean Ensemble “La Mer et L’Île” In Concert

“Five Senses of Korea 2018” concert  by the ensemble La Mer et L’Île. By Roy Lie Atjam. Good times roll at the Juriaanse Zaal De Doelen, hundreds of invitees made the trip to Rotterdam on Sunday 30th September for the concert “Five Senses of Korea 2018” by the ensemble (Sea and Island) or La Mer et L’Île. The concert was under the auspices of H.E. Mr. Yun-Young Lee, Ambassador of the Republic of South Korea. For additional Naldo Peverelli’s pictures, please open the link below: https://www.flickr.com/photos/109407424@N02/albums/72157674967217638 The Ensemble “La Mer et L’Île” on tour in Europe is composed of musicians…

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