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Diplomats on Wheels

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Diplomat Magazine
Diplomat Magazinehttp://www.diplomatmagazine.eu
DIPLOMAT MAGAZINE “For diplomats, by diplomats” Reaching out the world from the European Union First diplomatic publication based in The Netherlands. Founded by members of the diplomatic corps on June 19th, 2013. "Diplomat Magazine is inspiring diplomats, civil servants and academics to contribute to a free flow of ideas through an extremely rich diplomatic life, full of exclusive events and cultural exchanges, as well as by exposing profound ideas and political debates in our printed and online editions." Dr. Mayelinne De Lara, Publisher

By Roy Lie Atjam

Diplomats on wheels, “pedal for the planet” ambassadors and diplomats accredited to The Hague and Brussels made the most of perfect weather on Saturday 21 August 2021 and assembled at the Leonardo Royal Hotel, reacting to Diplomat Magazine’s cordial invitation to participate in the annual cycling trip.

The three dozens or so cyclists set out to the dunes in Scheveningen and the surrounding area. The first biking tour for diplomats was in 2016 (a try-out in 2013) and has become an annual event.

The group of participants in the 24 Km route was made up of cyclists of all caliber, from first-time riders to veteran riders.

Participating Ambassadors were from Cyprus, Kyrgyzstan, Panama, Thailand and Uzbekistan, along with diplomats from Mexico, Singapore, USA, Philippines, Germany, Romania, Japan to mention a few, all rode side-by-side.

H.E. Ms Frances Lanitou, Ambassador of Cypres.

The objectives of the ride were to promote inclusion and provide a networking opportunity while having fun and exploring The Hague’s beautiful touristic environment. It’s alleged that cycling is good for your health.

Elea Perez, Cultural Officer, Consul Jarie Osias, and Vice Consul Marianne Bringas, from the Embassy of the Philippines.

Mr Sherman R. Mc Grew guided the group around The Hague and the surrounding area’s lushly green cycling paths. Mc Grew further shared some dos and don’ts of cycling in the Netherlands.

Remember, cycling is a  way to integrate into Dutch society it is enjoyable. Along the way, stops were made for refreshments and taking pictures

Antonio Polosa, IOM Chief of Mission.

Following the bike ride, all participants were invited for lunch at Greens restaurant-Westbroekpark, renowned for utilizing vegetables from their biodynamic garden.

Diplomat Magazine appreciates the participation of all those who have contributed to the success and frolic spirit of the VI Diplomats Biking Spree 2021.

H.E. Dilyor Khakimov, Ambassador of Uzbekistan and Diplomat Magazine’s Publisher, Dr. Mayelinne De Lara.
H.E. Chatri Archjananun, Thai Ambassador to The Netherlands with Minister Cousellor Ms. Chonvipat Changtrakul Counsellor Ms. Aninsong Soralump Second Secretary Mrs. Supapron Charoenpiriyatankul. Also in the picture Dr Mayelinne De Lara, publisher and Roy Lie Atjam, editor of Diplomat Magazine.
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