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This week on the diplomatic reception circuit

Global Affairs Canada's Alexandra Bugailiskis, left, and Moldovan Ambassador Ala Beleavschi at Moldova Night at Santé Restaurant on May 3.

Liberal MP Alexandra Mendes, chair of the Canada-Moldova Parliamentary Friendship Group, with Conservative MP Ed Fast, and Conservative Senator Raynell Andreychuk at the event celebrating the 25th anniversary of Moldova's independence.

Ms. Mendes, left, and Ala Mindicanu, president of the Moldovan community of Quebec.

Veaceslav Zubcu, administrative officer at the Moldovan Embassy, with Galina Bobeica, spouse of the Moldovan counsellor, welcomed guests with Moldovan wine and traditional bread.

Ambassador of Jordan Basheer Zoubi, with Tunisian Ambassador Riadh Essid, his wife Chiraz Saidane Essid and Mr. Zoubi's wife Dina Khair, at Tunisia's reception welcoming Tunisian Nobel Prize winners to Canada on May 17 at the Chateau Cartier in Gatineau.

Representatives of Tunisia’s National Dialogue Quartet pose with Mr. Essid, third from left, his wife, second from right, and NDP foreign affairs critic Hélène Laverdière, far right, at a reception honouring the Quartet, 2015 Nobel Peace Prize winners.

Independent Senator Don Meredith with Mr. Essid.

Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture Representative Audia Barnett with Julio César Arriola Ramírez, ambassador of Paraguay.

Ms. Barnett, Peruvian Ambassador Marcela López Bravo and Victor Villalobos at the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture annual accountability seminar on May 18 at the Sheraton Hotel.

Solomon Azoh-Mbi, high commissioner of Cameroon, with Stockwell Day, Ms. Azoh-Mbi, and Valorie Day at Cameroon's National Day May 18 at the Chateau Laurier.

Ambassador of Angola Edgar Martins, Ambassador of Zimbabwe Florence Zano Chideya, and Ambassador of Chad Mahamat Ali Adoum.

Senegalese Ambassador Ousmane Paye, with Mercy Azoh-Mbi, wife to the high commissioner of Cameroon, and Saudi Ambassador Naif Bin Bandir AlSudairy.

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