The ODA's new executive is moving quickly to plan its 10th anniversary gala on Valentine's Day 2020, the only annual black-tie diplomatic event in the capital.
Haitian Ambassador Frantz Liautaud, left, became president of the Ottawa Diplomatic Association at the Nov. 13 AGM. Right, is committee member and Paraguay Ambassador Ines Martinez Valinotti.
The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia
The new Ottawa Diplomatic Association executive has its work cut out for it over the next couple months preparing for the capital’s only diplomatic black-tie affair.
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