Court circuit Embassy 22 January 2010
The Dean of the Diplomatic Corps the Ambassador of Kuwait Khaled Al Duwaisan with the German Ambassador Georg Boomgaarden and his wife Christiane
The Unification Day celebrations at the Embassy of Romania had a special significance as they coincided with the 20th anniversary of the Romanian Revolution in 1989.
Over 300 guests drawn from the world of diplomacy, politics and business joined Romanian Ambassador Ion Jinga and his wife Daniela to toast the milestone occasion.
It was a chance, said Ambassador Jinga in his opening remarks, to reflect on the ancient nation’s progress, from a state in deep isolation to a full member of the EU and Nato.
Then the soaring voice of Romanian soprano, Leontina Vaduva lifted the audience, with a pitch-perfect performance of the national anthems and Romanian songs, before guests tucked into the fabulous buffet of Romanian delicacies.
PHOTOS: PIERRE DE VILLIERS
Soprano Leontina Vaduva in full flow
Rosalie Rivett (WDS Chief Executive), Maria Rosa Picart, Bosnian Ambassador Jadranka Negodic and Macedonian Ambassador Marija Efremova
Simon Martin: Chris Goodwin (IFSL), FCO Director of Protocol Simon Martin and FCO Deputy Director of Protocol Alison MacMillan
Ambassador Jinga gives his Unification Day address
Slovak Ambassador Juraj Zervan and Moldovan Ambassador Natalia Solcan
The Ambassador of Spain Carles Casajuana, Daniela Jinga and Ambassador Jinga
Ambassador Jinga talks to Lord Lamont of Lerwick