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Ottawa Diplomatic Association executive terms extended by a year

By Shruti Shekar      

And it's diplomatic shuffle season. Ambassadors from Germany, France, Benin, and Georgia are among those on the move.

The ODA is keeping the same executive for one more year to ensure efficiency of the non-profit organization, say members. Executive members include president Naif Bin Bandir Alsudairy, ambassador of Saudi Arabia, seventh from right; first vice-president Sofia Cerrato, ambassador of Honduras, seventh from left; and second vice-president Janice Miller, high commissioner of Jamaica, third from right. The Hill Times photograph by Shruti Shekar

The current executive team of the Ottawa Diplomatic Association is staying put for another year, in what one member said was a first for the group of foreign diplomats. “Last year we took office in June/July. And while it’s a year term, [by the time] you receive everything and you start planning, there’s things you aren’t able to accomplish sometimes in one year,” said first vice-president Sofia Cerrato, ambassador of Honduras, in a phone interview after the ODA's annual

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