December a busy month on diplomatic party scene

Romanian Chargé d'Affaires Adrian Ligor, speaks to his guests at the Dec. 5 celebration of Romania's national day at the Rideau Club. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia

Mr. Ligor with Senegalese Ambassador Ousmane Paye. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia

Guyana's high commissioner, Clarissa Sabita Riehl, with Pakistani High Commissioner Tariq Azim Khan, and Chief of Protocol of Canada Roy Norton. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia

Pavlos Anastasiades, the high commissioner of Cyprus, with his wife, Maria Antonopoulou-Anstasiades, and Mr. Ligor. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia

Indira Zhigalova with her spouse, Ambassador of Kazakhstan Konstantin Zhigalov, and newly arrived Afghan Ambassador Shinkai Karokhail at Kazakhstan's Dec. 7 independence day event at the Chateau Laurier. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia

Ms. Zhigalova, Mr. Zhigalov, with Haitian Ambassador Frantz Liautaud. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia

Alexander Latsabidze, ambassador of Georgia, with Ms. Zhigalova, Mr. Zhigalov, and the Georgian ambassador's spouse, Tea Uchaneishvili. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia

Ms. Zhigalova, Mr. Zhigalov, and Croatian Ambassador Marica Matkovic. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia

Jane Hooker, left, with her spouse, New Zealand High Commissioner Daniel Mellsop, with new envoys Finnish Ambassador Vesa Lehtonen and Uruguayan Ambassador Martin Vidal Delgado. Mr. Lehtonen was hosting Finland's national day party at the official residence. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia

Greek Ambassador George Marcantonatos, with Mr. Lehtonen, and Mr. Marcantonatos's spouse, Vassiliki Tsirou at the Finnish independence day party on Dec. 8. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia

Latvian Ambassador Karlis Eihenbaums, with Danish Ambassador Niels Boel Abrahamsen, Armenian Ambassador Armen Yeganian, and Serbian Ambassador Mihailo Papazoglu. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia

Independent Senator Don Meredith with Ambassador of Qatar Fahad Kafoud at a Dec. 8 party celebrating Qatar's national day, hosted at the Chateau Laurier. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia

Saudi Ambassador Naif Bandir Alsudairy, with Mr. Kafoud. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia

Slovenian Ambassador Marjan Cencen with Mr. Kafoud. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia