McKenna speaks at Europe Day: this week in diplomatic parties

Environment Minister Catherine McKenna, right, speaks with EU Ambassador Marie-Anne Coninsx at the Europe Day celebration hosted May 9 at the EU official residence. Hamdan Asim photographs courtesy of Olive Media Network

Ms. McKenna shakes hands with Ms. Coninsx's spouse, Kurt Schelter. Hamdan Asim photographs courtesy of Olive Media Network

The EU celebrated with some in-house entertainment. Delegation staffers Samantha Ammoun, political and public affairs assistant, and Terri-Ann Wint, political adviser, performed the EU and Canadian anthems with the Nepean High School Quartet. Hamdan Asim photographs courtesy of Olive Media Network

High Commissioner Solomon Azoh-Mbi of Cameroon marks his country's national day with a fête at the Chateau Laurier on May 23. He is pictured here with Constant Horace, ambassador of Madagascar, right. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia

Peruvian Ambassador Marcela Lopez Bravo with Mr. Azoh-Mbi, and his spouse, Mercy Azoh Mbi. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia

Canadian chief of protocol Roy Norton with Argentine Ambassador Marcelo Suarez Salvia. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia

High Commissioner of Barbados Yvonne Walkes, with Guyanese High Commissioner Clarissa Sabita Riehl, and Jamaican High Commissioner Janice Miller, at a celebration of Guyana's national day hosted at Lansdowne. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia

Entertainment at the celebration of Guyana's independence day included lots of dancing. The event was hosted at Lansdowne Park's Horticulture Building as part of Ottawa Welcomes the World, on May 21. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia