A festive spirit enveloped the Grand Hotel Amrâth Kurhaus in Scheveningen as a group of diplomats from various Latin American countries came together for an informal celebration heralding the upcoming season.
The occasion saw Deputy Heads of Missions sharing camaraderie over a friendly lunch, graciously hosted by Marcel Menzo, Sales Manager of Grand Hotel Amrâth Kurhaus, among them: Oscar Felipe Izquierdo, Minister of the Embassy of Ecuador, organizer of the event; Diego Emilio Sadofschi, Minister Counselor of Argentina; Julian Camino Silva, Minister Counselor Embassy of Colombia; Josué Roberto Liévano, Minister Counselor of El Salvador; Manuel Ignacio Morales, Consul General of Costa Rica; Maria Fernanda Vila, First Secretary of Chile; Kassandra E. Gomez, First Secretary and Second Consul of Nicaragua; Fabiola Cruz, Second Secretary of the Plurinational State of Bolivia; Renato Antonio Famiglietti, Second Secretary Embassy of Panama. The gathering allowed the group to welcome new colleagues: Iván Andrés Chataing, Counselor, Charge d’affaires of Venezuela; Alfonso Ascensio, Minister of México; Juliano Maia, Minister Counselor of Brazil; Dayana Perez Fernandez, Counselor of the Dominican Republic, and Oscar Paredes, Minister of Peru.
The chosen venue, the emblematic Grand Hotel Amrâth Kurhaus, provided a picturesque backdrop, situated in front of the vast expanse of the sea. The historic and opulent setting added an air of sophistication to the gathering, creating an atmosphere conducive to fostering diplomatic ties among the countries of the region.
Oscar Felipe Izquierdo, Minister of the Embassy of Ecuador, during his welcome remarks expressed his appreciation to Mr. Menzo for the kind hospitality of the Grand Hotel Amrâth Kurhaus and wished the newcomers a warm welcome to The Netherlands. He further encouraged the interaction and cooperation between the Group of Deputy Heads of Mission, in an effort to promote common interests.
As diplomats engaged in lively conversations, the event transcended formalities, allowing attendees to unwind and connect on a personal level, highlighted the importance of creating informal spaces for meaningful interactions. The festive ambiance, coupled with the breathtaking views of the sea, provided a perfect setting for reflection on the year gone by and anticipation for the approaching season.
Marcel Menzo’s hospitality played an important role in elevating the experience, ensuring that the diplomats felt welcomed and appreciated. The Sales Manager’s attention to detail and commitment to creating a memorable event underscored Grand Hotel Amrâth Kurhaus’s reputation for hosting prestigious gatherings.
In an era where collaboration and understanding are key, such informal gatherings provide a platform for building bridges and strengthening ties outside the confines of official diplomatic settings.
As the year drew to a close, the event at Scheveningen became a memorable chapter, symbolizing unity, friendship, and the promise of a bright future ahead.