On the diplomatic scene: Saudi, Aga Khan Development Network, Diplomatic Hospitality Group bashes

Alma Muca and Katerina Dimovska, spouses of the Albanian and Macedonian ambassadors, attend a fall welcome breakfast for diplomats’ spouses at the Métropolitain Brasserie on Sept. 22. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia

Pirjetta Manninen, Maria Chiriboga, and Maria Do Carmo de Moura Rocha de Souza Pinto, spouses of the ambassadors of Finland, Ecuador, and Brazil. The Canadian Federation of University of Women’s Diplomatic Hospitality Group hosted the event. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia

Carol Chatoor, Hala Elhusseiny Youssef, and Marina Negus, spouses of the heads of mission of Trinidad and Tobago, Egypt, and Australia. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia

Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson, Aga Khan Foundation Canada public affairs director Jennifer Pepall, and Aga Khan Development Network deputy Alnoor Maherali at AKDN Day on Oct. 2 at Lansdowne Park’s Horticulture Building. Photograph courtesy of AKDN

Aga Khan District Council of Ottawa president Bashir Surani with Kenyan head of chancery Edwin Afande and Carol Lutes Racine. Photograph courtesy of AKDN

Elbia Meghar, left, and Hala Elhusseiny Youssef, centre, spouses of the Algerian and Egyptian ambassadors, show off henna tattoos. Photograph courtesy of AKDN

Saudi Ambassador Naif Bin Bandir AlSudairy greets South African High Commissioner Sibongiseni Dlamini-Mntambo at a Sept. 26 reception at Lansdowne Park’s Horticulture Building as part of the embassy’s Saudi Cultural Week. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia

Canada’s Chief of Protocol Roy Norton with Tariq Azim Khan and Kamal Bashah Ahmad, high commissioners of Pakistan and Brunei. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia

From left, Mr. AlSudairy, Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson, and Abdulaziz bin Salmah, director general in the Saudi ministry of culture and information. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia