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Diplomatic Pouch Cover February 23, 2017

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Global Ties Strategic Dialogue Highlights the Transatlantic Relationship


Global Ties, a DC-based nonprofit, held their third annual Strategic Dialogue entitled “A Vision of Transatlantic Leadership Through International Dialogue”. American and European experts addressed the present and future state of the transatlantic relationship.

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Canadian Embassy Debuts New Arctic Art Exhibit
 
Beginning in January, the Embassy of Canada unveiled artist Corey Trépanier’s newest collection of paintings, entitled “Into the Arctic.” Trépanier explores the northern most parts of Canada and his work represents a part of the world that few people ever see, let alone paint. The embassy hosted a reception on February 9th, welcoming the artist and his family, as well as collectors and lenders of the works.
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Diplomatic Spotlight Online


Photo: U.S. State Department

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson chats with his counterparts at the G-20 Foreign Ministers’ Meeting in Bonn during his first official trip as secretary of state. Despite a contentious nine-hour Senate confirmation hearing, former ExxonMobil Chairman and CEO Rex Tillerson took office as the 69th U.S. secretary of state on Feb. 1.
 

 Photo: U.S. State Department

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson meets with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on the sidelines of the G-20 Foreign Ministers’ Meeting. Tillerson’s first days were bumpy, with a widely publicized dissent memo signed by over 1,000 State employees protesting President Trump’s controversial refugee ban. But Tillerson dove into his diplomatic duties, to Bonn, Germany, for a G-20 meeting last month, where he urged Russia to pull back from eastern Ukraine.


Photo: U.S. State Department

From right, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi listens as German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel delivers remarks at a G-20 Foreign Ministers’ Meeting in Germany. 

 

Photo: U.S. State Department

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu signs the guest book before participating in a working dinner hosted by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson at the State Department.

     

Photo: Neshan H. Naltchayan

Business Council for International Understanding (BCIU) President and CEO Peter Tichansky welcomes guests to BCIU’s Ambassadors Inaugural Luncheon at the Top of the Hay to pay tribute to the public service and global dedication of the diplomatic corps.
 

Photo: Neshan H. Naltchayan

From left, Alan McFarland, Fiona McFarland and Deputy National Security Advisor K.T. McFarland attend BCIU’s Ambassadors Inaugural Luncheon at the Hay-Adams hotel.

 

 

     

PPhoto: Neshan H. Naltchayan

From left, Lockheed Martin Vice President of International Government Affairs, Operations, and Regional Executive for Latin America David Trulio, Ambassador of Colombia Juan Carlos Pinzón and Lockheed Martin Vice President of International Government Affairs Nancy Ziuzin Schlegel attend BCIU’s Ambassadors Inaugural Luncheon.

 

 

 

 

Photo: Neshan H. Naltchayan

Ambassador of China Cui Tiankai, left, and Karen Leggio, senior vice president and general manager of Automotive Americas at TE Connectivity attend the Business Council for International Understanding Ambassadors Inaugural Luncheon.

 

     

Photo: Neshan H. Naltchayan

From left, Vice Chairman of McLarty Associates John Negroponte, Ambassador of Saudi Arabia Abdullah Al-Saud and Ambassador of Egypt Yasser Reda attend the Business Council for International Understanding Ambassadors Inaugural Luncheon. Photo: Neshan H. Naltchayan

 

Photo: Neshan H. Naltchayan

From left, Ambassador of Vietnam Pham Quang Vinh, Chevron Manager of International Government Affairs J.J. Ong, Chevron Vice President and General Manager of Government Affairs Maria Pica Karp, Ambassador of Indonesia Budi Bowoleksono and Ambassador of Thailand Pisan Manawapat attend BCIU’s Ambassadors Inaugural Luncheon.

     

   Photo: TECRO

From left, Douglas Paal, vice president for studies at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and former director of the American Institute in Taiwan; TECRO Representative Stanley Kao; his wife Sherry Sung; Paul Wolfowitz, chairman of the U.S.-Taiwan Business Council and former U.S. deputy secretary of defense celebrate the 30th anniversary of the opening of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office (TECRO) building in Northwest Washington.
 

Photo: TECRO

TECRO Representative Stanley Kao and his wife welcome members of the Lion Dance troupe during a celebration of the 30th anniversary of the opening of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office (TECRO) building in Northwest Washington.

     
 
 
 

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As Islamic State Loses Territory, It Shifts Focus to High-Profile Terrorist Attacks

As United States Welcomes New Leader, So Does United Nations

‘To the Secretary’ Illustrates Importance of Diplomats, and American Disconnect

To Bring International Inspiration to D.C., Chefs Go Straight to the Source

WCI Brings Together Women’s Clubs from Around the World

Isamu Noguchi Fuses Past and Present in ‘Archaic/Modern’

Visual Feast of Art Fills Baltimore’s American Visionary Art Museum


 

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OPENING RECEPTION “FOR THE LOVE OF ABSTRACTION” - February 24
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HANKA G., JAZZ SOUL SINGER AT THE EMBASSY OF SLOVAKIA
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HONORS: GLOBAL EDUCATION GALA
The World Affairs Council- Washington, DC hosts their annual HONORS Global Education Gala. The dinner and awards ceremony will honor Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE, and Ambassador Juan Carlos Pinzón of Colombia. The Gala will take place on March 29, 2017. Click here for more information.

 

COUNTRY PROMOTION STRATEGIES CONFERENCE 2017
The Country Promotion Strategies Conference brings together top U.S. policymakers, senior corporate executives and major law, lobbying and public relations firms to discuss strategies and offer practical insider advice on how foreign governments can navigate D.C. and deepen their political and economic relations with the United States. Tuesday, March 28, at Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center. Click here to learn more.

 

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Diplomatic Pouch Cover February 9, 2017

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Finland Celebrates 100 Years in the United States

Finland hosted several events and activities to celebrate the anniversary, including bringing in a traveling sauna and creating a graffiti wall for attendants to sign.
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Danielle Pletka, Minister Bert Koenders, AEI
Dutch Foreign Minister Defends Transatlantic Partnership
 
Dutch Foreign Minister Bert Koenders joined Danielle Pletka at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) in January to discuss the transatlantic partnership and international relations. He stressed the importance of diplomatic cooperation in the current political climate.
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Embassies Help Planet By Watching Grass Grow

Embassy staffers from a dozen diplomatic missions, plus the World Bank, made grass-growing competitive in an initiative to support the ecosystem of the Chesapeake Bay. Participants will grow seagrass and plant it in Chesapeake tributaries in six months.
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Embassy Op-Ed: Russian Diplomats Celebrate Professional Day
 
February 10th marks Diplomats’ Day, a Russian celebration for the country’s professional diplomats. It also provides an excellent opportunity to learn more about the Russian diplomacy.
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Diplomatic Spotlight Online

Photo: Embassy of Colombia

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos, left, honors Vice President Joe Biden Nov. 17 during a ceremony at the Colombian Residence for the outgoing vice president’s longstanding support for Colombia and bilateral relations. Photo: Embassy of Colombia

 

 
spotlight 2 Photo: Embassy of Colombia

Carolina Barco Isakson, senior advisor of the Inter-American Development Bank and former ambassador of Colombia, talks to current Ambassador Juan Carlos Pinzón at a reception honoring Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos and former Vice President Joe Biden.

spotlight 3Photo: Embassy of Colombia

Ambassador of Chile Juan Gabriel Valdés Soublette, right, and his wife Antonia Echenique Celis attend a reception honoring Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos and former Vice President Joe Biden.

 
spotlight 4Photo: Embassy of Colombia

Ambassador of Colombia to the Organization of American States Andrés González Díaz, right, and his wife Inés Elvira Shuck Aparicio attend a reception honoring Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos and former Vice President Joe Biden.

     
spotlight 5Photo: Embassy of Australia

From left, Deputy Chief of Mission of the Australian Embassy Caroline Millar, Australian actress Marta Dusseldorp and Cecilia Millar-Rakisits (Millar’s daughter) attend a reception at Millar’s residence to celebrate Dusseldorp and her three TV series, “A Place to Call Home,” “Janet King” and “Jack Irish,” which are available on the streaming service Acorn TV and syndicated on public television.

 
spotlight 6    Photo: Embassy of Australia

From left, Steve Graziano of P3 Public Media; Jay Parikh, vice president of content at Maryland Public Television; and Marta Dusseldorp, a critically acclaimed Australian actress who is also an ambassador for Save the Children, attend a reception at the Australian deputy chief of mission’s residence to celebrate Dusseldorp.

     
spotlight 7Photo: Embassy of Australia

From left, Mong Penella, Australian actors and husband and wife Ben Winspear and Marta Dusseldorp, and CEO of RLJ Entertainment Miguel Penella attend a reception at the Australian deputy chief of mission’s residence to celebrate Dusseldorp.

 
spotlight 8Photo: Tomas Kloosterman

From left, Guy Martin, Grand Sénéchal Confrérie des Chevaliers de Tastevin de Washington DC, greets Ambassador of Belgium Dirk Wouters and his wife Katrin Van Bragt at the Belgian King’s Day reception held at Ambassador Wouters’s residence.

     
spotlight 9Photo: Tomas Kloosterman

From left, Lena Boman Schuwer, Ambassador of the Netherlands Henne Schuwer, Ambassador of Austria Wolfgang Waldner, coach Kathy Kemper of the Institute for Education, White House economic and technology advisor R. David Edelman and Joanne Ke Edelman of the Global Development Incubator attend the Belgian King’s Day reception.

 
spotlight 10Photo: Tomas Kloosterman

From left, Ambassador of the Democratic Republic of Congo François Nkuna Balumuene, Ambassador of Rwanda Mathilde Mukantabana and Ambassador of Burundi Ernest Ndabashinze attend the Belgian King’s Day reception.

     
spotlight 11   Photo: Tomas Kloosterman

From left, former IMF Executive Director Willy Kiekens, Damien Levie of the EU Delegation to the U.S. and his wife Sarah Paula de Greef attend the Belgian King’s Day reception.

 
spotlight 12Photo: Tomas Kloosterman

From left, Isabel Fezas Vital, Ambassador of Portugal Domingos Fezas Vital and coach Kathy Kemper of the Institute for Education attend the Belgian King’s Day reception.

     
 
 
 

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SPECIAL REPORT: What the World Wants from Donald Trump

Cover Profile: Nine Years After Declaring Independence, Kosovo Still Struggles for Recognition

Trump’s Tough Talk on Muslims Contrasts with Obama’s Cautious Tone

Specter of ExxonMobil Hangs Over Tillerson as He Becomes U.S. Secretary of State

Mexican Wife and Husband Emphasize Partnership over Partisanship

Canadian Artist Switches Gears from Fashion to Politics in ‘Cross the Party Line’

Shakespeare’s Romp in Forest Mixes Politics, Love and Mistaken Identity


 
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OPENING RECEPTION “FOR THE LOVE OF ABSTRACTION” - February 24
Award winning contemporary artist Vian Shamounki Borchert presents her latest abstract expressionist paintings, “visual poems” derived from the beauty of nature through the changes of the seasons. Exhibit will run from February 19 – March 10. Click here for more information.

 

HANKA G., JAZZ SOUL SINGER AT THE EMBASSY OF SLOVAKIA
Experience one of the most admired and well-respected jazz singers in Slovakia. She has been performing on the domestic as well as international jazz scene for well over a decade now, with her signature musical style of jazz and soul music. This Embassy Series event, on March 17, will include a buffet reception and wine. Click here for more information.

 

HONORS: GLOBAL EDUCATION GALA
The World Affairs Council- Washington, DC hosts their annual HONORS Global Education Gala. The dinner and awards ceremony will honor Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE, and Ambassador Juan Carlos Pinzón of Colombia. The Gala will take place on March 29, 2017. Click here for more information.

 

AMBASSADOR INSIDER SERIES - Kosovo
Join us for a one-on-one interview with Ambassador of Kosovo Vlora Çitaku and

The Washington Diplomat’s Managing Editor Anna Gawel for an evening of discussion

and networking. Tue. Feb. 21st from 6-9 p.m. at the International Spy Museum, 800 F Street NW, Washington D.C. 20004. Tickets are $46.46; foreign diplomats: $20; limited free tickets for Capitol Hill staffers. Click here for more information.

 

COUNTRY PROMOTION STRATEGIES CONFERENCE 2017
The Country Promotion Strategies Conference brings together top U.S. policymakers, senior corporate executives and major law, lobbying and public relations firms to discuss strategies and offer practical insider advice on how foreign governments can navigate D.C. and deepen their political and economic relations with the United States. Tuesday, March 28, at Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center. Click here to learn more.

 

13th ANNUAL EMBASSY

GOLF TOURNAMENT
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Diplomatic Pouch Cover January 27, 2017

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Ecuador vows to lead G-77 fight against tax dodgers

A Jan. 12 panel in Washington examined Ecuador’s efforts to combat corruption ahead of a presidential election that also features a referendum on whether to prohibit elected officials from holding capital in overseas tax havens. 
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Retired U.S. diplomats to teach Mideast lecture series at AFSA
 
This spring, five retired Foreign Service officers will share their expert knowledge of the intricacies of Middle East politics through a timely four-part evening lecture series to be taught in conjunction with the Smithsonian Institution.
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Diplomatic Spotlight Online

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Photo: Official White House Facebook Page

Real estate billionaire Donald Trump is sworn in at the U.S. Capitol as the 45th U.S. president on Jan. 20 with his wife Melania Trump by his side.


 
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 Photo: DoD / U.S. Army Sgt. Ashley Marble

President Trump and first lady Melania Trump — wearing an off-the-shoulder gown by Hervé Pierre — attend the Liberty Ball while the U.S. Air Force Band plays “Hail to the Chief” at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.
Canadian Embassy, Inauguration Tailgate, Parade, inauguration, President Trump.


Over 2,000 guests turned out for the Canadian Embassy’s popular Inauguration Tailgate and Parade Viewing to watch the inauguration of President Trump.

 
Maj. Laura Batchelov, British Embassy, Commodore Peter Leavy, Australian Embassy, Canadian Embassy, Inauguration Tailgate, Parade Viewing, presidential inauguration


Maj. Laura Batchelov of the British Embassy, left, and Commodore Peter Leavy of the Australian Embassy attend the Canadian Embassy’s Inauguration Tailgate and Parade Viewing during the presidential inauguration.

     
From left, Richard Bradley, Judi Bradley Goule, Chandler Goule, National Association of Wheat, Canadian Embassy, Inauguration Tailgate, Parade Viewing, presidential inauguration


From left, Richard Bradley, Judi Bradley and Chandler Goule, CEO of the National Association of Wheat Growers attend the Canadian Embassy’s Inauguration Tailgate and Parade Viewing during the presidential inauguration.

 
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, Mary Pat Christie, British Ambassador Sir Kim Darroch, Lady Vanessa Darroch, British inauguration reception, British Residence, British Embassy
Photo: British Embassy

From left, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, Mary Pat Christie and British Ambassador Sir Kim Darroch attend a British inauguration reception held at the British Residence.

     
Senator Ted Cruz, British Residence.
Photo: British Embassy

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), center, talks with guests at the British Residence.


 
Cinda Hicks, Thomas O. Hicks Sr., Judith Giuliani, Mayor Rudy Giuliani, Thomas O Hicks Jr.,  Hicks Holdings LLC, Alexandra Post Cooper, British inauguration reception
Photo: British Embassy

From left, Cinda Hicks, private equity investor and sports owner Thomas O. Hicks Sr., Judith Giuliani and former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani attend the British inauguration reception.
     
Dr. Vanila Singh, Stanford Medicine, Joseph Schmitz
Photo: British Embassy

From left, Dr. Vanila Singh of Stanford Medicine, Joseph Schmitz and former inspector general of the Defense Department attend the British inauguration reception.


 
Mary Kane, Ambassador of Slovenia Božo Cerar,


From left, Sister Cities International (SCI) President and CEO Mary Kane, Ambassador of Slovenia Božo Cerar, President and Chief Executive Officer of Fort Worth Sister Cities Mae Ferguson and Matt Graves attend Sister Cities International’s 2017 Inaugural Gala held in partnership with the Embassy of Slovenia (Melania Trump’s birthplace).
     
Ambassador of Sri Lanka Prasad Kariyawasam, Taweel Tawil of Sahouri Insurance and Ambassador of Serbia Djerdj Matkovic
   

From left, attend Sister Cities International’s 2017 Inaugural Gala at the Organization of American States.

 
Samira Safarova, Embassy of Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, James Warlick, Azeri ambassador, Lala Abdurahimova, Sister Cities International, 2017 Inaugural Gala, Organization of American States


From left, Samira Safarova, political officer at the Embassy of Azerbaijan; former U.S. Ambassador to Bulgaria James Warlick; and wife of the Azeri ambassador Lala Abdurahimova attend Sister Cities International’s 2017 Inaugural Gala at the Organization of American States.
     
Richard Leiby of the Washington Post, senior producer Yvette Torell, writer Michele Langevine Leiby, embassy liaison Jan Du Plain, event planner Daniela Paoli
   

From left, Richard Leiby of the Washington Post, senior producer Yvette Torell, writer Michele Langevine Leiby and embassy liaison Jan Du Plain attend Sister Cities International’s 2017 Inaugural Gala at the Organization of American States.

 
Fox News anchor Bret Baier, former U.S. ambassador to Barbados Mary Ourisman and Amy Baier


From left, Fox News anchor Bret Baier, former U.S. ambassador to Barbados and reception hostess Mary Ourisman and Amy Baier attend Café Milano’s inaugural reception.
     
Wilbur Ross, President Trump’s pick for commerce secretary,
   

Billionaire Wilbur Ross, President Trump’s pick for commerce secretary, shares a laugh with Ambassador of Sri Lanka Prasad Kariyawasam at Café Milano’s inaugural reception, which was hosted by former U.S. Ambassador Mary Ourisman..
 
Matthew Swift, co-founder and CEO of the Concordia Summit; journalist Huberta von Voss-Wittig; Ambassador of Germany Peter Wittig;


From left, Matthew Swift, co-founder and CEO of the Concordia Summit; journalist Huberta von Voss-Wittig; Ambassador of Germany Peter Wittig; Paula Dobriansky of Harvard University; and Bruce W. Friedman, deputy director of the Office of Brazilian and Southern Cone Affairs attend Café Milano’s inaugural reception.
     
Women’s March
   Photo: James Cullum

On Jan. 21, millions around the world protested Trump’s election during the Women’s March. By some estimates, the D.C. march drew three times as many people as Donald Trump’s inauguration did, a possible sign of the friction to come over the next four years.
 
election of Donald Trump
Photo: James Cullum

Thousands of signs fill the nation’s capital to protest the election of Donald Trump.
     
 
 
 

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Who Is Mike Pence? Incoming Vice President, a Devout Conservative, Has Nuanced Record

Experts Warn Road to Syria Resolution Goes Through Both Russia and Iran

‘The Fix’ Offers Much-Needed Good News in a World of Bad

Can’t Miss Qu’rans: Sackler Hosts First Major U.S. Exhibition of Islam’s Holy Text

‘The Great Swindle’ Looks at Our Fraught Relationship with Money

Reliably Solid Firefly and Grilled Oyster Company Stand Out in Buzzy Dining Crowd

Atlas Corps Aims to Make Global Nonprofit Sector a Two-Way Street

 
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COUNTRY PROMOTION STRATEGIES CONFERENCE 2017
The Country Promotion Strategies Conference brings together top U.S. policymakers, senior corporate executives and major law, lobbying and public relations firms to discuss strategies and offer practical insider advice on how foreign governments can navigate D.C. and deepen their political and economic relations with the United States. Tuesday, March 28, at Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center. Click here to learn more.

 

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Diplomatic Pouch Cover March 9, 2017

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How Dan Eldon’s 'The Journey is the Destination' made it to the DC Independent Film Festival

The DCIFF, which is the oldest independent film festival in D.C., partnered with the Embassy of Canada to show the U.S. premiere of "The Journey is the Destination." The premiere was DCIFF’s opening night celebration for 2017 and also honored the 150th anniversary of Canada’s founding.

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Bulgaria Hosts National Day Reception
 
The Embassy of Bulgaria celebrated the country’s National Day by hosting a reception in the Library of Congress on March 2. Over 70 attendees gathered in the Member’s Room to greet Ambassador Tihomir Stoytchev and his wife Lubka, as well as hear remarks about the holiday.
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Diplomatic Spotlight Online


Photo: World Resources Institute

Danish Ambassador Lars Gert Lose bikes past the Capitol as part of the event “Rethinking Urban Transportation: How Can Cycling and Public Space Contribute to Better Cities?” Lose joined D.C. officials, the World Resources Institute and experts for a panel discussion at the National Press Club and a bike ride around the Capitol led by the Washington Area Bicycle Association.

 

 

 Photo: World Resources Institute

Andrew Steer, president and CEO of the World Resources Institute, leads a panel on “Rethinking Urban Transportation: How Can Cycling and Public Space Contribute to Better Cities?” He pointed out that with 54 percent of the world’s population living in cities, traffic congestion and deaths worsening in urban centers and commuting becoming increasingly difficult, many people are embracing urban cycling.


Photo: World Resources Institute

Danish Ambassador Lars Gert Lose, D.C. officials, the World Resources Institute and experts attend a bike ride around the Capitol led by the Washington Area Bicycle Association followed by a discussion on urban cycling.

 

Photo: Gail Scott

Former Prime Minister of Finland Esko Aho, left, and Ambassador of Finland Kirsti Kauppi kick off “Suomi Finland 100,” a celebration of Finland’s 100th anniversary of independence.

     


Photo: James Cullum

 

Prior to commemorating Finland’s 100th anniversary of independence this year, Ambassador Kirsti Kauppi welcomed guests to the Finnish Embassy in December to toast the country’s 99th anniversary.

 

   Photo: James Cullum

Guests sign a giant chalkboard at the Finnish Embassy for Finland’s independence anniversary.

     

Photo: Embassy of Ukraine

Miss World Ukraine 2013 Anna Zayachkivska wears designs by Olena Dats at a runway show held at the historic Anderson House celebrating Ukraine’s impact on the fashion world.

 

Photo: Embassy of Ukraine

The American Center for a European Ukraine in cooperation with the Ukrainian Federation of America hosted an event and runway show on Ukraine’s impact on the fashion world.

     

Photo: Embassy of Georgia

Executive Vice President of Corporate and Medical Affairs at Gilead Sciences Gregg Alton, left, and artist David Datuna stand by a heart-shaped work created by Datuna, a cancer survivor, at a reception in honor of the Hepatitis C Elimination Project in Georgia. With therapies provided free of charge by Gilead Sciences, this life-changing program will cure an estimated 150,000 HCV patients in Georgia.

 

Photo: Embassy of Georgia

Dr. Tamar Tchelidze discusses the Hepatitis C Elimination Project in Georgia, the world’s first project to eliminate HCV on a national scale, at a reception held at Anderson House. Hepatitis C (HCV) has been particularly devastating for Georgia — the prevalence is about 7 percent of the country’s population. But breakthrough therapies now provide cure rates of over 90 percent and enable shorter treatments and reduced side effects.

     

Photo: Embassy of Georgia

From left, Georgian Embassy Charge d’Affaires Giorgi Tsikolia and Minister of Agriculture Levan Davitashvili watch the award unveiling at a reception for the Hepatitis C Elimination Project in Georgia.

 


Photo: Embassy of Georgia

 

A violinist performs at Anderson House at a reception for the Hepatitis C Elimination Project in Georgia.



     
 
 
 

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Defying a Dictator: Gambian Ambassador Disavows Longtime Ruler to Back Democratically Elected President

Trump’s Conflict-Ridden World: Five Hotspots to Watch in 2017

Former Iraqi Ambassador Denounces Trump’s Controversial Travel Ban

Trump’s Refugee Ban Sparks Uproar at State Department

‘Decolonizing Alaska’ Digs Deeper Than Eskimos and Igloos

Florentine Family Tradition: Della Robbia Sculpture on Colorful Display at National Gallery of Art


 

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HONORS: GLOBAL EDUCATION GALA
The World Affairs Council- Washington, DC hosts their annual HONORS Global Education Gala. The dinner and awards ceremony will honor Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE, and Ambassador Juan Carlos Pinzón of Colombia. The Gala will take place on March 29, 2017. Click here for more information.

 

COUNTRY PROMOTION STRATEGIES CONFERENCE 2017
The Country Promotion Strategies Conference brings together top U.S. policymakers, senior corporate executives and major law, lobbying and public relations firms to discuss strategies and offer practical insider advice on how foreign governments can navigate D.C. and deepen their political and economic relations with the United States. Tuesday, March 28, at Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center. Click here to learn more.

 

13th ANNUAL EMBASSY

GOLF TOURNAMENT
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Diplomatic Pouch Cover January 13, 2017

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Gabon’s Jean Ping Ali Bongo
Gabon’s Jean Ping says he, not Ali Bongo, should be president

In an exclusive interview, former African Union chairman Jean Ping explains why he, not Ali Bongo, should be president of the oil-rich African nation of Gabon.
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Hungarian Embassy gala benefits Syrian refugee
Hungarian Embassy gala benefits Syrian refugee children
 
A Dec. 9 fundraiser at the Embassy of Hungary raised thousands of dollars for Syrian refugee children in Jordan. The event was co-sponsored by two nonprofit organizations, the Middle East Children’s Institute and the Azar Foundation for Children of the World.
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Diplomatic Spotlight Online

ouse Poland Caucus Reps. Tim Murphy (R-Penn.), left, and Marcy Kaptur (D-Ohio) at Poland’s Independence Day celebration
Photo: Embassy of Poland

Piotr Wilczek, a professor and literary scholar who was recently appointed Poland’s ambassador to the U.S., center, joins co-chairs of the House Poland Caucus Reps. Tim Murphy (R-Penn.), left, and Marcy Kaptur (D-Ohio) at Poland’s Independence Day celebration.
 
Ambassador of Luxembourg Sylvie Lucas  and Ambassador of Hungary Réka Szemerkényi
 

Ambassador of Luxembourg Sylvie Lucas, left, and Ambassador of Hungary Réka Szemerkényi attend the Polish Independence Day celebration held at the country’s residence on Whitehaven Street.
Massimo Bottura, chef and owner of Osteria Francescana
Photo: Embassy of Italy

Massimo Bottura, chef and owner of Osteria Francescana, a three Michelin star restaurant in Modena, Italy, left, and Ambassador of Italy Armando Varricchio attend a dinner at the Italian Residence to celebrate the Italian Culinary Week in the World.
 
Nobuko Sasae, Ambassador of Japan Kenichiro Sasae and journalist Roland Flamini attend a dinner at the Italian Residence
Photo: Embassy of Italy

From left, translator Nobuko Sasae, Ambassador of Japan Kenichiro Sasae and journalist Roland Flamini attend a dinner at the Italian Residence hosted by renowned chef Massimo Bottura as part of Italian Culinary Week in the World, which featured over 60 events held across the United States.
     
Micaela Barbagallo, wife of the Italian ambassador Rima Al-Sabah
Photo: Embassy of Italy

Micaela Barbagallo, wife of the Italian ambassador, left, and Rima Al-Sabah, wife of the Kuwaiti ambassador, attend a dinner at the Italian Residence hosted by renowned chef Massimo Bottura as part of Italian Culinary Week in the World.
 
Andrew Gelfuso of the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, embassy liaison Jan Du Plain, President of the Eurasia Center Gerard J. Janco and his wife attend the Sustained Dialogue Institute Gala
Photo: Patricia McDougall

From left, Andrew Gelfuso of the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, embassy liaison Jan Du Plain, President of the Eurasia Center Gerard J. Janco and his wife attend the Sustained Dialogue Institute Gala at the National Press Club, which honored Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg for her lifetime dedication to the highest ideals of cautious change and thoughtful jurisprudence.
     
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg (seated), former D.C. Council Member Carol Schwartz, gala chair Judith Terra
Photo: Patricia McDougall

From left, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg (seated), former D.C. Council Member Carol Schwartz, gala chair Judith Terra of the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities, gala honorary chair Ambassador Andrew Young (seated) and Hilda McIntosh attend the Sustained Dialogue Institute Gala at the National Press Club.
 
President of the Sustained Dialogue Institute Rev, Mark Farr, philanthropist Susan Carmel Lehrman, Librarian of Congress Emeritus James Billington
Photo: Patricia McDougall

From left, President of the Sustained Dialogue Institute Rev, Mark Farr, philanthropist Susan Carmel Lehrman, Librarian of Congress Emeritus James Billington and presenter Thomas Noll attend the Sustained Dialogue Institute Gala, which honored Lehrman for her efforts to promote cultural relations, particularly with Russia.
     
The Oneness-Family Montessori School in Maryland
Photo: Oneness-Family Montessori School

The Oneness-Family Montessori School in Maryland held its most successful United Nations Day to date recently, with representatives from 88 embassies attending to carry their nations’ flags and watch student performances.
 
Kathiravan Subramaniam of the Embassy of Malaysia; Kutsuk Taysaev of the Russian Embassy Cultural Section
Photo: Oneness-Family Montessori School

From left, Kathiravan Subramaniam of the Embassy of Malaysia; Kutsuk Taysaev of the Russian Embassy Cultural Section; Head of Oneness-Family Montessori School Andrew Kutt; Chargé d’Affaires of the Embassy of Morocco Driss Alaoui; Deputy Chief of Mission of the Embassy of Cambodia Kim Sovanna; and Chargé d’Affaires of the Embassy of Zambia Joseph R. Chilaizya attend the Oneness-Family Montessori School’s annual United Nations Day event.
     
Chargé d’Affaires of the Embassy of Morocco Driss Alaoui, left, and Ambassador of Angola Agostinho Tavares
   Photo: Oneness-Family Montessori School

Chargé d’Affaires of the Embassy of Morocco Driss Alaoui, left, and Ambassador of Angola Agostinho Tavares attend the Oneness-Family Montessori School’s annual United Nations Day event.
 
Dana Al Marashi, head of heritage and social affairs at the Embassy of the United Arab Emirates
Photo: Oneness-Family Montessori School

Dana Al Marashi, head of heritage and social affairs at the Embassy of the United Arab Emirates, attends the Oneness-Family Montessori School’s annual United Nations Day event, the largest of its kind in the D.C. area.
     
 
 
 

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