Diplomatic parties this week: Kuwait's national day, plus how embassies are celebrating Canada150

Liberal Senator Joseph Day with the Ambassador of Kuwait Abdulhamid Alfailakawi at the Westin on Monday to celebrate Kuwait's national day.

UAE Ambassador Mohammed Saif Helal Alshehhi, with Mr. Alfailakawi, Saudi Arabian Ambassador Naif Bandir Alsudairy and Kuwaiti diplomatic attaché Abdullah Al-Jarallah.

Russian Ambassador Alexander Darchiev with Slovenian Ambassador Marjan Cencen.

Palestinian Chief Representative Nabil Maarouf, with Tunisian Ambassador Riadh Essid, and the Algerian Ambassador Hocine Meghar.

The Netherlands-Canada friendship group dined at the official residence on Feb. 13. From front left: Senator Mike Duffy, MPs Irene Mathyssen, Candice Bergen, and T.J. Harvey; middle, from left, Senator Marilou McPhedran, MP Joyce Murray, Ambassador of the Netherlands Henk van der Zwan, MP Mark Eyking, Anna Rijk with the embassy; back, Aletta Jacobs and Frederieke Quispel of the embassy, MPs Lloyd Longfield, Dave van Kesteren, and Arnold Viersen. Photo courtesy of the Embassy of the Netherlands

Veronika Holcova, spouse of the Czech ambassador, and artist Markéta Hlinovskà at an exhibition hosted at the Czech Republic's art gallery, located in its embassy, last month. It was in honour of Canada150 celebrations.

Etsuko Monji, wife of the Japanese ambassador, with Ms. Holcova and Japanese Ambassador Kenjiro Monji.

Zuzana Horalkova, consular official at the Czech Embassy, with Michaela Kostova and Miloslava Minnes, assistants at the embassy, consular officer Romana Dvorackova, and consul Vladimir Hejduk.

Ms. Kostova, Ms. Minnes, and Ms. Dvorackova from the Czech Embassy.

Ottawa welcomes the world: On Jan. 25, Mayor Jim Watson welcomed different countries to celebrate their cultures at the horticulture building at Lansdowne. From left: Pakistani High Commissioner Tariq Azim Khan, with Indonesian Ambassador Teuku Faizasyah, and Mexican Ambassador Agustín García-López Loaeza.

Mr. Watson greets High Commissioner of Trinidad and Tobago Garth Chatoor and his spouse, Carol Chatoor.

Cultural performances were a feature of the Jan. 25 event, hosted by Mayor Jim Watson at the Horticulture Building at Lansdowne Park to mark Canada150 celebrations.