By Roy Lie A Tjam, Editor.
Certificates of Merit were presented to four departing Ambassadors at Carlton Ambassador Hotel on Tuesday 30 September, 2014.
The Certificate of Merit is Diplomat Magazine’s official recognition to parting Ambassadors in appreciation for their outstanding contribution in enhancing the bilateral ties between their countries and The Kingdom of the Netherlands, including their extraordinary support to the Diplomatic Community and Diplomat Magazine. The touching ceremony had the presence of ambassadors from different countries that came to honor their peers. After the national anthems, a members of Diplomat Magazine took the floor to make a eulogy about the career and achievements of each ambassador during their stay in The Netherlands.
The Ceremony included the display of the national flag and national anthems from each country.
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The recipients were:
H.E. Mr. Abdullah Abdulaziz Z. Alshaghrood, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
H.E. Ms. Zelmys Maria Dominguez Cortina, Republic of Cuba
H.E. Mr. Vladimiro P. Villalta, Republic of El Salvador
H.E. Jorge Alfredo Lemcke Arevaldo, Republic of Guatemala
A reception to which fellow Ambassadors and friends were invited concluded the event.