Envoy’s Album – Spring 2013

| April 5, 2013 | 0 Comments

The Ottawa Diplomatic Association elected a new executive at its AGM. From left, Hikmat Moeljawan, of Indonesia (member); Cindy Shavani, of Trinidad and Tobago (deputy secretary general); Macedonian Ambassador Ljuben Tevdovski (member); Haitian Ambassador Frantz Liautaud (first vice-president); Bob Dechert, parliamentary secretary to the minister of foreign affairs; Zambian High Commissioner Bobby Samakai (president); Habiba Chakir (second vice-president); Palestinian head-of- mission Said Hamad (member); Australian deputy high commissioner Bruce Soar (treasurer). (Photo: ODA)

The French and German embassies hosted a reception to mark the 50th anniversary of the Elysée Treaty. From left, Madeleine Brinkmann (EU), Federica Lehner (Switzerland), Claudette Hamad (Palestine) and Florence Liautaud (Haiti). (Photo: Bill Blackstone)

At right, Chih-Kung Liu, representative for the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office, and his wife, Huey-Pyng Liu, hosted Taiwan Night at the Château Laurier. MP John Weston, chairman of the Canada-Taiwan Parliamentary Friendship Group, attended with his wife, Donna. (Photo: Sam Garcia)

Dominican Republic Ambassador Jose Urena attended Elmwood School’s father-daughter dinner and dance with his daughter, Aya Yoshizawa.

The Ottawa Diplomatic Association’s annual ball took place at the Chateau Laurier. GM Claude Sauvé and his wife, Deborah, attended.

Zimbabwean Ambassador Florence Chideya and Michaëlle Jean attended the ODA Ball. (Photos: Sam Garcia)

Igor Girenko, counsellor at the embassy of Russia, speaks on behalf of the embassy at the opening of Moscow in Evidence at the now-closed Michael Gennis Gallery.

Several diplomats took in Ottawa Fashion Week. From left, Cicilia Rusdiharini (Indonesia), Ottawa Fashion Week director Bruno Racine, Indonesian Ambassador Dienne Moehario and Lois Lee of Rogers TV. (Photo: Ulle Baum)

Peruvian Ambassador José Bellina spoke at Carleton University as part of the Ambassadors Speakers Series. (Photo: Larry Lederman)

Qatar Ambassador Salem Mubarak Al-Shafi hosted a national day event at the Casino Lac-Leamy. He’s shown with Kazakhstan Ambassador Konstantin Zhigalov. (Photo: Sam Garcia)

Angolan Ambassador Agostinho Tavares da Silva Neto hosted a national day reception at the Château Laurier. He’s shown with Guyanan High Commissioner Harry Narine Nawbatt. (Photo: Sam Garcia)

Trade Minister Ed Fast travelled to Nigeria with 29 Canadian investors on a trade mission. He met with counterpart Olusegun Aganga.

The diplomatic hospitality group toured Winterlude. From left, Vladka Bartonova (Slovakia), her daughter, Hana, Miguel Luis Moreno (Philippines), Boenaflor Cruz (Philippines), Joice Tamayo (Philippines) and Cicilia Rusdiharini (Indonesia) with the Korean lanterns in Confederation Park. (Photo: Ulle Baum)

Several MPs attended Japan’s national day event and were invited to join Ambassador Kaoru Ishikawa for a ceremonial “opening” of the sake. (Photo: Sam Garcia)

Swedish Ambassador Teppo Tauriainen hosted a Music to Dine For event, put on by the Friends of the NAC. From left, Mikael Marin, Olov Johansson, Mr. Tauriainen, Anna Morena and Roger Tallroth (Photo: Lois Siegel)

The Canada Korea Society held a Winterlude event at the Korean Palace restaurant. From left, Song Oh, minister at the Korean embassy, Guy Laflamme, senior vice-president of the NCC, Chang-Hee Lee, mayor of Jinju City in Korea, Young-Hae Lee, president, Canada Korea Society, and Gye Hyeon Yu, chairman of Jinju city council.

Ashley Lawrence and Isla MacIntosh, both children who received wishes from the Children’s Wish Foundation, receive gifts from Inna Prystaiko, wife of the Ukrainian ambassador and Marta Grubisic, wife of the Croatian ambassador. The Head of Mission Spouses Association hosted an information session and collected donations for the charity.

U.S. Ambassador David Jacobson, and his wife, Julie, centre, hosted a holiday party. At left, Finance Minister Jim Flaherty. (Photo: Sam Garcia)

Thai Ambassador Udomphol Ninnad hosted a national day reception at the Château Laurier. He greets Sri Lankan High Commissioner Chitranganee Wagiswara. (Photo: Sam Garcia)

Masako Ishikawa, of Japan, took part in the RA Centre Curling Club’s second annual fun with curling event at the RA Centre. The event was organized by the Ottawa diplomatic hospitality group. (Photo: Ulle Baum)

Southern African Development Community Day was held at City Hall. From left, Zimbabwean Ambassador Florence Chideya, Angolan Ambassador Agostinho Tavares da Silva Neto, Lesotho High Commissioner Mathabo Tsepa and Mozambique High Commissioner Amelia Matos Sumbana. (Photo: Sam Garcia)

Egyptian Ambassador Wael Aboul Magd and his wife, Hanan Abdel Kader, hosted a Music to Dine For event. From left, Ms. Abdel Kader, Irene Layton, Robert and Louise Lafleur. (Photo: Lois Siegel).

Benin President Thomas Yayi Boni came to Ottawa to meet with Prime Minister Stephen Harper. (Photo: Sam Garcia)

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