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Qatar hosts National Day reception at Hotel Shilla

On the occasion of the anniversary of the National Day for the accession of Sheikh Jassim bin Mohamed Al Thani, the Founder of the State of Qatar, to the rule of the country, Ambassador Mohamed Abdulla Al Dehaimi of the State of Qatar in Seoul and Mrs. Majd Mohammed Al Moadhadi hosted a reception at Hotel Shilla on Dec. 17, 2015.

▲Ambassador Mohamed Abdulla Al Dehaimi of the State of Qatar (10th from left) cuts the Qatari National Day celebration cake with Vice Minister Bang Moon-kyu of Health and Welfare (13th from left) and other ambassadors with the exception of the third from right who has not been identified.

Many distinguished guests attended from the government, business and various other sectors of the Republic of Korea, who included Vice Minister Bang Moon-kyu of Health and Welfare, ambassadors from many different countries of the world, business leaders and other prominent figures from all walks of life, including the mass communciations media, e.g., Publisher-Chairman Lee Kyung-sik of The Korea Post and Editor Ms. Lynda Youn of The Korea Post Korean-language edition.
Traditional Qatari music was presented by the Almas Band of Qatar where unique Qatari musical instruments were used.

▲Facing the camera from left are Ambassadors Derragui Mohammed Elamine of Algeria and Hassan Taherian of Iran, Publisher-Chairman Lee Kyung-sik of The Korea Post and Mrs. Taherian (spouse of the Iranian ambassador). At far right in light green dress is the spouse of Ambassador Dato Paduka Haji Modh Rosli Bin Haji Sabtu of Brunei Darussalam.

Many ambassadors and other senior diplomats attended the reception. They included Ambassadors Mohammad Saleem Sayeb of Afghanistan, Derragui Mohammed Elamine of Algeria, Natallia Jhylevich of Belarus, Guadalupe Palomeque de Taboada of Bolivia, Francois Bontemps of Belgium, Dato Paduka Haji Modh Rosli Bin Haji Sabtu of Brunei Darussalam, Suth Dina of Cambodia, Sylvestre Kouassi Bile of Cote d'Ivoire, Carlos Victor Boungou of Gabon, Hassan Taherian of Iran, Bessho Koro of Japan, Omar Al Nahar of Jordan, Jasem Mohamed Albudaiwi of Kuwait, Otman S. Saad Ahbara of Libya, Mohamed Salim Alharthy of Oman, Yip Wei Kiat of Singapore, Gonzalo Ortiz Diaz-Tortosa of Spain, Mohamed Ali Nafti of Tunisia, Abdulla Khalfan Alromaithi of the United Arab Emirates and Mumba Smyth Kapumpa of Zambia. There also were Charges d’Affaires Jario Lopez of Costa Rica, Fahad Almutairi of Saudi Arabia and Kiromov Salohiddin of Tajikistan as well as many ‘Number Twos’ who included Deputy Head of Mission Bakhtier N. Ibragimov of Uzbekistan.

▲Photo shows Ambassador Al Dehaimi of Qatar (right) with Editor Lynda Youn of the Korean-language edition of The Korea Post (left).

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