July diplomatic dos: Korean defence attaché farewell and more

From left, Korean defence attaché Col. Jang Min Choi, his wife Angela Son, with his successor, Col. Chang Bae Yoon, right, and his wife, at a farewell for Col. Choi. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia

Ms. Son and Col. Choi kiss before he delivers remarks to guests at the July 25 reception at the Korean Embassy. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia

Col. Choi and Ms. Son with retired lieutenant-general Guy Thibault, who just stepped down as vice-chief of defence staff. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia

Business Council of Canada CEO John Manley is given a door prize at a July 5 fundraiser for Friends of the NAC Orchestra, hosted at the Italian ambassador's home. Photo courtesy of Lois Siegel

Italian Ambassador Gian Lorenzo Cornado, who hosted the Venice-themed event, Supreme Court Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin, and her husband Frank McArdle. Photo courtesy of Lois Siegel

Japanese Ambassador Kenjiro Monji sporting a musically themed tie and cufflinks, with his wife, Etsuko. Photo courtesy of Lois Siegel

Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson with event planner Heather Lockwood. The event raised over $17,000 for music outreach and bursaries. Photo courtesy of Lois Siegel

French Ambassador Nicolas Chapuis and Portuguese Ambassador José Moreira da Cunha, at the July 11 party in celebration of Mongolia's national day at the Chateau Laurier. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia

Guyana’s high commissioner, Clarissa Riehl, Liberal Senator Joseph Day, and Mongolian Ambassador Radnaabazar Altangerel in a traditional Mongolian yurt outside the hotel. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia

Thai Ambassador Vijavat Isarabhakdi, left, with Mr. Altangerel, and Japanese Ambassador Kenjiro Monji. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia

The ambassador of Thailand’s spouse, Wannipa Isarabhakdi, and Andis Faizasyah, spouse of the Indonesian ambassador, outside the tent. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia

A spread of colourful sushi is served to guests at the Japanese residence for a July 29 farewell party for Japan Exchange and Teaching Programme participants. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia

Japanese Ambassador Kenjiro Monji pours himself a glass of sake. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia

Takashi Futagi, counsellor at the Japanese Embassy, Etsuko Monji, wife of the ambassador, Mr. Monji, and JET participants Maude Nautel and Frances Granger. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia

Kenneth Leggett, Stephanie Wilson, Mr. Monji, Scott Czerneda, and Erin Czerneda. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia

El Menouar Bentefrit, his wife, Moroccan Ambassador Nouzha Chekrouni, French Ambassador Nicolas Chapuis, and Malian Chargé d’Affaires Chérif Mohamed Kanouté at Morocco's national day July 30. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia

Libyan Ambassador Fathi Baja, right, with Ms. Chekrouni, and his spouse, Rabea Elfeitori, at the Feast of the Throne celebration on July 30 at Ottawa City Hall. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia

Bosnian Ambassador Koviljka Spiric, left, with Ms. Chekrouni, and the high commissioner of Barbados, Yvonne Walkes. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia