Diplomatic party circuit busy as summer gears up

Chile's new ambassador, Alejandro Marisio Cugat, greets Argentine Ambassador Marcelo Suarez Salvia and his one-year-old daughter, Catalina Suarez Salvia, and spouse, Lucia Borjas de Suarez Salvia at Argentina's independence day reception July 7. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia

American Ambassador Bruce Heyman smiles beside Mr. Suarez Salvia, his daughter Catalina, and wife at the Chateau Laurier event. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia

Venezuelan Ambassador Wilmer Barrientos with Chinese Ambassador Luo Zhaohui at Venezuela's independence/armed forces day reception on July 5 at the Chateau Laurier. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia

Mr. Barrientos with Cameroon High Commissioner Solomon Azoh-Mbi. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia

EU Ambassador Marie-Anne Coninsx with Mr. Barrientos. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia

Mr. Barrientos with Saudi Ambassador Naif Bin Bandir AlSudairy. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia

Japanese Ambassador Kenjiro Monji, right, takes a photo while on a tour of the Ismaili Imamat delegation building with his spouse, Etsuko Monji, at the July 7 celebration of the anniversary of the appointment of the Aga Khan, the spiritual leader of Ismaili Muslims. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia

Ambassador of the Netherlands Cees Kole, left, with Portuguese Ambassador José Moreira da Cunha, Eleonore Wnendt-Juber and her spouse, German Ambassador Werner Wnendt at the Aga Khan event. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia

Mahmoud Eboo, resident representative of the Aga Khan Development Network with Roseann O'Reilly Runte, president of Carleton University at the delegation of the Ismaili Imamat. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia

Ambassador of Madagascar Simon Horace with Karima Eboo, spouse of the representative. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia

Mr. and Ms. Eboo with Government Representative in the Senate Peter Harder. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia

Malaysian High Commissioner Aminahtun Karim with her spouse, Shaharudin Bin Abd Ghani, and Ms. Eboo. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia

High Commissioner of Ghana Sulley Gariba with his spouse, Neo, and the High Commissioner of Cameroon Solomon Azoh-Mbi at the celebration of the Aga Khan on July 7. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia

Members of Ottawa-based Afghan music group Mushfiq entertain guests at the celebration for the Aga Khan. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia

A member of Afghan music group Mushfiq performs on July 7. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia

A group of diplomats on a tour of the intricate building led by 15-year-old Moiz Lakhani. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia

Lise Filiatrault, Global Affairs ADM, left, with Rwandan Acting High Commissioner Shakilla Umutoni, her spouse, Rurangwa Janvier, and John Lemieux, Rwanda's honorary consul in Montreal, at Rwanda's national day reception. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia

Chérif Mohamed Kanouté, chargé d'affaires of Mali, with Ms. Umutoni at the July 9. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia

A dance group performs for guests of the national day celebration at the Chateau Laurier. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia

Performers entertain guests at Rwanda's national day celebration. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia

Bahamas High Commissioner Calsey Johnson speaks to guests attending his independence day celebration in his backyard on July 9.

Dulcena Johnson, spouse of Bahamas high commissioner, and Florence Saint Léger Liautaud, spouse of Haitian ambassador. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia

Mr. Johnson with Florence Zano Chideya, ambassador of Zimbabwe and dean of the diplomatic corps, Haitian Ambassador Frantz Liautaud, and Independent Senator Don Meredith.

St. Kitts and Nevis High Commissioner Shirley Skerritt-Andrew with Yvonne Walkes, high commissioner of Barbados, and Clarissa Riehl, high commissioner of Guyana.

New High Commissioner of Trinidad and Tobago Garth Chatoor, centre, celebrates Bahamas national day celebration on July 9, with Ms. Walkes and Roselyn Horton, minister counsellor at the Bahamas High Commission.