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Diplomatic events: International Club hosts welcome tea, Nepal marks Constitution Day, EU journalism award winners honoured

Mariko Sasayama of Japan and Mary Joyce Furbeyre Tamayo of the Philippines take part in the International Club of Ottawa’s 48th annual Welcome Tea on Sept. 18 at the Richelieu Vanier Community Centre in Ottawa. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia

Elbia Meghar and Andis Faizasyah, spouses of the ambassadors of Algeria and Indonesia, respectively, Flora Tulus of the International Club, and Kaoru Ishikane, spouse of the Japanese ambassador. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia

Elizabeth Pearson of the International Club and Terry Koech of Kenya. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia

Sebastiana Terra of Angola and Luki Setiawan of Indonesia. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia

Global Affairs Canada director general for South Asia David Hartman clinks glasses with Kamala Prasad Pokhrel and her husband, Nepalese Ambassador Kali Prasad Pokhrel at Nepal’s Constitution Day reception at Ottawa City Hall on Sept. 24. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia

Alvin Smith and Garth Chatoor, the high commissioners of the Bahamas and Trinidad and Tobago, respectively. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia

Khin Myint Kyi and her husband, Ambassador of Myanmar Kyaw Myo Htut, with Mr. and Ms. Pokhrel. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia

Spouses of the heads of mission of Cameroon, Nepal, and Haiti: Mercy Azoh-Mbi, Ms. Pokhrel, and Florence Saint-Léger Liautaud. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia

Latvian Ambassador Karlis Eihenbaums with NDP foreign affairs critic Hélène Laverdière at an Oct. 1 reception in the House Speaker’s Lounge to honour the recipients of the EU-Canada Young Journalist Fellowship. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia

Event hosts EU Ambassador Peteris Ustubs, second from right, and House Speaker Geoff Regan, right, with, from left, Canadian Association of Journalists representative Hugo Rodrigues and award winners Andrew Seal (Vancouver, B.C.), Patrice Senécal (Montreal, Que.), and Kyle Greenham (Twillingate, N.L.). The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia

Italian Ambassador Claudio Taffuri, Croatian Ambassador Marica Matkovic, and Polish Ambassador Andrzej Kurnicki. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia

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