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The Curacao Experience Ambassadors Edition 2024 Expressions of Gratitude

H.E. Minister Plenipotentiary of Curacao, Carlson Manuel Photography by Chris Ronteltap.

By Roy Lie Atjam

On April 10, a group of ambassadors who participated in The Curacao Experience – Ambassadors Edition 2024, gathered at Leonardo Royal Hotel The Hague to express their gratitude and extend their congratulations to H.E. Minister Plenipotentiary Carlson Manuel for his outstanding coordination and creation of an amazing atmosphere throughout the visit.

“We  would also like to extend our appreciation to all stakeholders involved in organizing this successful and delightful voyage.”

Dr. Mayelinne De Lara, Diplomat Magazine’s Publisher, Curacao Minister, Carlson Manuel, the Ambassador of Colombia, H.E. Ms. Carolina Olarte Bácares and the Ambassador of Moldova, H.E. Mr. Veaceslav Dobîndă.

The attendees were treated to a video presentation of the “Curacao Experience -Ambassadors Edition 2024” displaying over a hundred pictures taken during the trip. The video was accompanied by music from renowned artist Izaline Calister and other performers. Minister Manuel was presented with a gift on behalf of the participants, an apple from Royal Delft. An apple was chosen as it is an ancient symbol of good health. Besides the Royal Delft apple, several personal gifts were presented to the Minister. As a courtesy, Diplomat Magazine offered Minister Manuel with a 3-layer cake in the tricolour of Curacao, by Marta Orban along with a degustation of  Punche Crema, a typical beverage of Curacao.

Minister Manuel thanked the Ambassadors for their loyal participation. He went on to thank his staff for their mega contribution. Further, he also thanked Diplomat Magazine for their preparatory work.

H.E. Ms. Carolina Olarte Bácares,Ambassador of Colombia.

The celebration highlighted powerful speeches by H.E. Ambassador Carolina Olarte Bácares of Colombia and H.E. Ambassador Veaceslav Dobîndă of Moldova. Their impactful words left a lasting impression on the occasion.

An extract of the delivery by Ambassador Carolina Olarte-Bácares of Colombia. “Dear Minister, dear Carlson, I have the pleasure and honor to address to you a few words of gratitude on behalf of the group of ambassadors and attendees of the Curacao Experience.

Curacao and Diplomat Magazine Team together with the ambassadors of Colombia and Moldova with Minister Carlson Manuel.

We have organized this meeting to express our thankfulness to you and to your entire team, for organizing the trip to your wonderful island, and especially for the interest and warmth with which you prepared the program and welcomed us.

We would also like to express our appreciation for the participation of the authorities at the highest level, with whom we had the opportunity to interact, such as the Governor, the Prime Minister and several of the cabinet ministers, as well as a significant number of civil servants and experts.

All of them provided rich presentations with insightful information and analysis, and in that regard, we want to highlight particularly the moderation of the various panel discussions. Their professionalism is another example of the current consistency and the great future that Curaçao has.

Ambassadors, spouses, Diplomat Magazine and Curacao team all attending the event.

The way in which every detail was taken care of, from the smallest to the largest, allowed us to see the industriousness and dedication of your team, whom we also thank. Yet, we want to make a very special acknowledgement of a person, Kirina, who truthfully deserves the award of providing all the solutions and the attentions.

We had the chance to notice the great number of sponsors that the Curacao event had. Hence, we would like to specially ask you to let them know about our full appreciation. Today, we can do this to Diplomat Magazine, for which we also want to thank the support provided by her director, Mayelinne De Lara, who helped us and is part of the organization of today`s event.

Since returning, we’ve discussed Curaçao among ourselves and colleagues, processing information and generating new ideas. In sum, this ambassadors experience in Curaçao has been a success from our point of view, and we hope that more people will be able to live it.”

H.E. Mr. Veaceslav Dobîndă , Ambassador of Moldova.

The next speaker was, Ambassador Veaceslav Dobîndă of Moldova. In part he statedDear Carlson, Kirini, Jessica, Excellencies, Friends, Kalibambeya!It is a great privilege and honor to express on behalf of the team of ambassadors all the gratitude for the professionalism and hospitality that we all benefited from during “The Curacao Experience – Ambassadors Edition 2024“.

I can say without hesitation that it was an extraordinary experience that combined a comprehensive agenda and knowledge about the unique environment, history, business and investment opportunities, academic projects, and exceptional tourism infrastructure.

On the other hand, the efforts of your team, together with the perfect weather conditions and the kindness of the people, made our joint meeting a real success, both in terms of form and content. Certainly, now Curacao has become a splendid future destination for many of us, but also for our colleagues, friends, and family members.

H.E. Ms. Carolina Olarte Bácares,Ambassador of Colombia, H.E. Mr. Arnoldo Brenes Castro, Ambassador of Costa Rica, Dr. Mayelinne De Lara, Diplomat Magazine’s Publisher, H.E. Mr. Agustín Vásquez Gómez, Ambassador of El Salvador and H.E. Mr. Juan Duran, Ambassador of the Dominican Republic.
H.E. Ms Elizabeth War Neiman, Ambassador of Panama and Minister Carlson Manuel.

We enjoyed the whole range of positive emotions, in terms of the Papiamento language, multiculturalism, art, simplicity and originality, delicious food, Curacao cocktails and of course the fascinating local people. And if you allow me, I will also add live music and dance.

We are extremely grateful for your generosity and in this way, we reciprocate our gratitude and friendship to you, supplemented by wishes for peace, prosperity, creativity, and well-being.

Dear Carlson, please accept our highest consideration for this unforgettable experience and we would like to reiterate once again that we are proud and lucky to have met you and your tireless team!”

Minister Manuel envisages organising similar voyages to Curacao in the near future. The reception was a resounding success, and all attendees left in high spirits.

Minister Carlson Manuel, we all say, masha danki!

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