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.
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'We do not think it would be appropriate, given the very cordial relationship that our two countries have, and the military alliance that exists between our two countries,' says Deputy Prime Minister Freeland.
'Given the scope and scale of this crisis, it’s incumbent on the government to provide them with supplementary budgeting to adequately provide the support they’re looking for,' says NDP MP Matthew Green.