New Ambassadors Welcomed

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Welcome to the ambassadors: Frederic Hegbe, Togo; Barfour Adjei-Barwuah, Ghana; Shaikh Abdullah Bin Rashid Bin Abdullah Al Khalifa, Bahrain; Meridian’s Stuart Holliday (at podium); Camilo Reyes, Colombia; Geronimo Gutierrez, Mexico; Ann Stock of Meridian; Erzhan Kazykhanov, Kazakhstan; Carlos Gutierrez of Meridian. Photo by Robert Devaney.

Eight new ambassadors to the United States from the nations of Colombia, Bahrain, Ghana, Kazakhstan, Mexico, Qatar, Swaziland and Togo were formally greeted Sept. 7 at a reception under the shade of Linden trees in the terrace and gardens of Meridian International Center . Before a crowd of, international business and association officials and journalists, Meridian House President and CEO Ambassador Stuart Holliday and Vice Chair and former State Department Assistant Secretary Ann Stock welcomed the ambassadors to participate in the activities of the non-partisan, not-for-profit, public diplomacy organization, which was founded in 1960 to promote “global leadership through the exchange of ideas, people, and culture.” “This is the first time we’ve done this event but we plan to do it regularly with new ambassadors,” Stock told the Georgetowner. Photo by Robert Devaney.

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