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H.E. Mr. Aviv Shir-On, Ambassador of Israel.

By Roy Lie Atjam.

The Hague, Monday 24 June 2019, a Ceremony of Merit was held for H.E. Mr Aviv Shir-On, Ambassador of Israel who will be departing from the Netherlands shortly. Many of Ambassador Shir On’s colleagues and non-diplomats came to bid farewell to him on the bright sunny day.

His Excellency Andras Kocsis, Ambassador of Hungary after his speech, here together with Ambassador Shir-On.

After the playing of the national anthem of the Netherlands and Israel, the Master of Ceremony read out what the Certificate of Merit is all about, His Excellency Andras Kocsis, Ambassador of Hungary had the honour to address the parting ambassador and present him with an award. Kocsis made reference to Ambassador Shir On’s Hungarian ancestors.

Ambassador Shir-On with H.E. Alexander Shulgin, Ambassador of Russia.

“Aviv has served his country with honour throughout the decades. He was not only a gret Israeli ambassador, but a good friend too. I have always cherished our personal relationship” expressed Ambassador Kocsis. 

Archbishop H.E. Aldo Cavalli, Apostolic Nuncio of the Netherlands and the Ambassador of Israel, H.E. Aviv Shir-On.

A second speaker was Madam Birgitta Tazelaar,  Deputy Director General International Cooperation at Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Tazelaar particularly thanked Ambassador Shir On for his engagement in the Palestine Israeli talks in the Netherlands.

Madam Birgitta Tazelaar, Deputy Director General International Cooperation at Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Ambassador Shir On thanked his colleagues for the excellent cooperation. It contributed to making his stint successful.

Colleagues attending the ceremony for ambassador Shir-On.

The brief and sublime ceremony concluded with the taking of photos, cutting of a cake designed in the Israeli Blue and white and a reception.

We all whish Ambassador  Aviv Shir-On, every success for the future.

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Certificate of Merit – Ceremony of Merit- Farewell ceremony

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