Pictured, H.E. Mr. Adam M.J. Sadiq, Ambassador of Sri Lanka, H.E. Sheikh Mohammed Belal , Ambassador of Bangladesh, Ms Abir Ali, Chargé d’affair of Lebanon, H.E. Andrea Gustovic Ercegovac, Ambassador of Croatia , H.E. I Gusti Agung Wesaka Puja, Ambassador of Indonesia, H.E. Mr. Hiroshi Inomata, Ambassador of Japan, H.E. Vjosa Dobruna, Ambassador of Kosovo, , H.E. Mr. Ahmad Nazri Yusof, Ambassador of Malaysia, H.E. J.S. Mukul, Ambassador of India, H.E. Magzhan Ilyassov, Ambassador of the Republic of Kazakhstan, H.E. Konstantine Surguladze, Ambassador of the Republic of Georgia and Roy Lie A Tjam, Diplomat Magazine.
By Joe Ray.
Senior diplomats from more than a dozen countries gathered at the Carlton Ambassador Hotel in The Hague on 9 March for a special Meet and Greet organised by Diplomat Magazine.
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Among the attendees were the heads of mission of Bangladesh, Croatia, Georgia, India, Indonesia, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Malaysia, Pakistan, Peru, Sri Lanka and Venezuela, along with representatives from the Russian and US embassies and selected international organisations including the OPCW and ICMP.
Diplomat Magazine’s famed Meet and Greets are usually arranged in conjunction with a Hague- or Brussels-based embassy, giving the country’s representatives an opportunity to promote their food, culture, and trade and tourist links with the Netherlands.
On this occasion, however, it was decided that the time was right for a special diplomats-only edition without the formal participation of any one embassy.
Diplomat Magazine’s mission has always been to offer an inclusive platform for the diplomatic corps in The Hague.
At a time of political uncertainty in the Netherlands and beyond, the magazine is delighted to be able to continue offering this unique service to the diverse and vibrant diplomatic community in the International City of Peace and Justice.
As one ambassador remarked after the event: “There was a very friendly vibe, the music was fantastic and I had the opportunity to get together with a few friends. Everyone had a good time. Let me know when the next one is!”