This week on the diplomatic reception circuit

Global Affairs Canada's Alexandra Bugailiskis, left, and Moldovan Ambassador Ala Beleavschi at Moldova Night at Santé Restaurant on May 3. The Hill Times photograph by Ulle Baum

Liberal MP Alexandra Mendes, chair of the Canada-Moldova Parliamentary Friendship Group, with Conservative MP Ed Fast, and Conservative Senator Raynell Andreychuk at the event celebrating the 25th anniversary of Moldova's independence. The Hill Times photograph by Ulle Baum

Ms. Mendes, left, and Ala Mindicanu, president of the Moldovan community of Quebec. The Hill Times photograph by Ulle Baum

Veaceslav Zubcu, administrative officer at the Moldovan Embassy, with Galina Bobeica, spouse of the Moldovan counsellor, welcomed guests with Moldovan wine and traditional bread. The Hill Times photograph by Ulle Baum

Ambassador of Jordan Basheer Zoubi, with Tunisian Ambassador Riadh Essid, his wife Chiraz Saidane Essid and Mr. Zoubi's wife Dina Khair, at Tunisia's reception welcoming Tunisian Nobel Prize winners to Canada on May 17 at the Chateau Cartier in Gatineau. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia

Representatives of Tunisia’s National Dialogue Quartet pose with Mr. Essid, third from left, his wife, second from right, and NDP foreign affairs critic Hélène Laverdière, far right, at a reception honouring the Quartet, 2015 Nobel Peace Prize winners. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia

Independent Senator Don Meredith with Mr. Essid. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia

Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture Representative Audia Barnett with Julio César Arriola Ramírez, ambassador of Paraguay. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia

Ms. Barnett, Peruvian Ambassador Marcela López Bravo and Victor Villalobos at the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture annual accountability seminar on May 18 at the Sheraton Hotel. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia

Solomon Azoh-Mbi, high commissioner of Cameroon, with Stockwell Day, Ms. Azoh-Mbi, and Valorie Day at Cameroon's National Day May 18 at the Chateau Laurier. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia

Ambassador of Angola Edgar Martins, Ambassador of Zimbabwe Florence Zano Chideya, and Ambassador of Chad Mahamat Ali Adoum. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia

Senegalese Ambassador Ousmane Paye, with Mercy Azoh-Mbi, wife to the high commissioner of Cameroon, and Saudi Ambassador Naif Bin Bandir AlSudairy. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia