By Roy Lie Atjam
The VII Diplomats Fun-Run & Walk took place on Saturday, October 21 2023 in the Haagse Bos, one of the oldest forests in the Netherlands. The event was organized by Diplomat Magazine to promote networking and camaraderie amongst the diplomatic community in The Hague. Despite the rainy weather, diplomats were brave enough to take the challenge, it was a successful morning.
The run-walk took off in front of the Chalet Ten Bosch, situated between the Louwman Auto Museum and Haagse Bos. The Diplomats and their families followed the well-marked route through the unique forest and breathtaking pond in the centre of the forest.
10-year-old Ema Flores Barco, daughter of Ivan Alfonso Flores Vinueza of Ecuador, Afraz Ahmed son of Mr Muhammad Wasif of Pakistan and Rwandan Ambassador Olivier Jean Patrick Nduhungirehe, were the top three runners.The walkers, including children, were content with the 3 km walking event.
The Ambassadors of: Ghana, H.E. Mr. Francis Danti Kotia; of Costa Rica, H.E. Mr. Arnoldo Brenes Castro; of Peru H.E. Ms Marisol Aguero Colunga; of Rwanda, H.E. Mr. Olivier Jean Patrick Nduhungirehe, IOM Chief of Mission H.E. Mr. Antonio Polosa, Charge d’affaires of Thailand Ms Chonvipat Changtrakul, also a runner. Diplomats from Ecuador, Ivan Alfonso Flores Vinueza, Ghana, Mr John Bosco Dery-Kpebesani and Pakistan’s Mr Muhammad Wasif, grace the autumn fun run walk event with their participation.
The VII Diplomats Fun-Run & Walk, concluded with a luncheon at Chalet Ten Bosch.