Mexican envoy bids farewell, and Israel celebrates with Minister Freeland

Katya Anaya de García-López, and her spouse, Mexican Ambassador Agustín García-López Loaeza, with deputy minister for international trade Timothy Sargent, and his spouse, Anik Lacroix. A farewell party was held at the Mexican official residence for the ambassador and his wife, who were scheduled to depart on May 8. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia

Assistant deputy minister for the Americas David Morrison is greeted by Mr. García-López and Ms. Anaya de García-López at their April 26 farewell party at their home. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia

Ms. Anaya de García-López, Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson, and Mr. García-López. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia

Adriana Anon Fernandez, spouse of the Uruguayan ambassador, with Lucia Borjas de Suarez, spouse of the Argentine ambassador. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia

Ms. Anaya de García-López with Peruvian Ambassador Marcela López Bravo. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia

A mariachi band put on a lively performance for guests. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia

Israeli Ambassador Nimrod Barkan and his wife, Shlomit Shulov-Barkan, as the sun sets on the Ottawa River behind them. Mr. Barkan hosted a celebration of Israel's independence day on May 3 at the International Pavilion on Sussex Drive. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia

Conservative MP Peter Kent, Ms. Shulov-Barkan, Mr. Barkan, Liberal MP Michael Levitt, and Conservative MP David Sweet. The MPs are Canada-Israel Interparliamentary Group executives. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia

Mr. Barkan raises a glass to Israel with Ms. Freeland. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia

Ukrainian Ambassador Andriy Shevchenko with Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland, and his spouse, Hanna Homonai. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia

Thai Ambassador Vijavat Isarabhakdi, right, with his spouse, Wannipa Isarabhakdi, left, and Ottawa Centre MPP Yasir Naqvi, at a celebration of Thai New Year held on April 22 at Ottawa City Hall. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia

Mr. and Ms. Isarabhakdi with their daughter, Natasha Isarabhakdi, who was a part of the Thai folk dance group that performed. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia

A Thai folk dance group put on a colourful performance for guests. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia

Donald Miller, spouse of the Jamaican high commissioner, samples Thai food with the High Commissioner of Brunei Kamal Bashah Ahmad, and the High Commissioner of Trinidad and Tobago Garth Chatoor. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia