On the occasion of the National Day of Egypt, the Egyptian Embassy in Belgrade and the National Library of Serbia staged an exhibition called “The Art of Calligraphy, Jewelry and Artifacts, from Ancient to Modern Egypt”. The exhibition was officially opened with the anthems of Serbia and Egypt played, after which the Egyptian Ambassador to Serbia, H.E. Amr Aljowaily, addressed the guests and welcomed them to the celebration of the National Day of Egypt. Continue reading Egypt’s National Day celebrated at Diplomacy&Commerce.
In early January 2021, The State Department declared on Tuesday that the Chinese government is committing genocide and crimes against humanity through its wide-scale repression of Uighurs and other predominantly Muslim ethnic minorities in its northwestern region of Xinjiang, including in its use of internment camps and forced sterilization. This fact also has emphasized by the Human Right Watch report 2021 that informed the Chinese government if they used hard threat on Uighur Muslim such as re-education camp, torture, kind napping, the restiction on religion activities, etc. But, the Chinese government does not recognize it as a fact in Xinjiang. They used an alternative, the Wolf Warrior diplomacy – a defensive rhetoric – to face the US including with social media. The development of technology between both countries assists the communication digitally. Thus, this development has used by the Chinese government to counter the US narrative about the Uighur Muslim. The Chinese Foreign..
Last summer, while citizens in Western nations enjoyed a relative reprieve from some of the stricter Covid-19 restrictions, behind the scenes major negotiations were taking place which would determine the course of the pandemic. Wealthier nations raced to place vaccine pre-orders, hoping to be among the first to vaccinate their populations and fully lift restrictions. Fast forward a year, and the majority of adults in Europe, the UK and the United States have received at least one dose of the vaccine, and restrictions are beginning to ease. In contrast, just 1% of citizens in low-income nations have received the first dose of their vaccine, and nations such as Tunisia and Indonesia, which had fared well in the first phase of the pandemic, have now been plunged into emergencies. With the immediate health crisis appearing to become more manageable in many advanced nations, at least for now, there are increasing calls for them to turn their attention to helping to vaccinate the rest of t..
The Ambassador of Belgium to Serbia, H.E. Koenraad Adam, hosted a reception in honour of the national holiday on July 21, the Day of the Statehood of Belgium. Belgium celebrates July 21st as its national holiday, in memory of the same date in 1831, when the independent Belgian state was established. On that day, Leopold of Saxe-Coburg swore allegiance to the new Belgian Constitution and became King Leopold I of Belgium. The reception at the Belgian Embassy in Belgrade was attended by diplomatic representatives in Serbia and numerous public, political and cultural figures. Continue reading The Embassy of Belgium in Belgrade celebrates a national holiday at Diplomacy&Commerce.
Tourism is one of the economic branches that suffers huge losses due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which is why the European Union, through the project “#EUzaTebe – for cultural heritage and tourism”, has allocated one million euros to eliminate the consequences of the crisis. The voluntary certification scheme “Clean and Safe” aims to develop health and safety protocols as well as train tourism workers for their application, in order to minimize the risks of spreading the virus. The trainings are the second part of this program organized by HORES, with the support of the project “#EUzaTebe – for cultural heritage and tourism”, funded by the European Union and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development BMZ, and implemented by the German organization for international cooperation GIZ. “Today we are starting the second phase of the” Clean and Safe “project, whose main goal is the transfer of knowledge. We hope that with these activities we will significantly help ..
One of the main goals of the global program “Migration and Diaspora” is to empower key actors in selected partner countries to make greater use of the positive effects of regular migration and diaspora for local socio-economic development. Among other things, this is achieved through continuous training of representatives of national institutions, i.e. by providing access to international dialogues and information of global importance in the field of migration policies. In cooperation with the Institute for Collective Leadership (CLI), an international non-profit organization specializing in improving cooperation skills, GIZ conducts an extensive training cycle to successfully overcome sustainability challenges with a focus on high-quality stakeholder cooperation, dialogue change and collective leadership. For professionals working on migration and diaspora issues in the Ministry of Labor, Employment, Veterans and Social Affairs, then the Ministry of Interior, the Ministry of Economy,..
На 21 юли посланик Петко Дойков се срещна с Негово Светейшество патриарх Порфирий, патриарх на Сръбската православна църква. Потвърдено бе желанието за продължаване на развитието на близките отношения между двете страни.
Fiche de poste, conditions d'éligibilité et procédure de recrutement - Annonces publiques / Source : La France en Serbie (https://rs.ambafrance.org/)
By Žikica Milošević Uvod: The world changed a lot after our last interview in January 2020. Plenty of new developments took place, so we took the opportunity to talk with H.E. Oleksandr Aleksandrovych, the Ambassador of Ukraine, about the current situation. We were surprised by the COVID-19 pandemic. What is the situation in Ukraine like? How is the vaccination roll-out going on? Continue reading H.E. Oleksandr Aleksandrovych, Ambassador of Ukraine: Getting stronger is the only way at Diplomacy&Commerce.
Last month, the U.S. Department of State flew the rainbow flag in front of its main building in Foggy Bottom for the first time. Photo courtesy of the Department of State. More than a decade ago, Victor (not his real name), a U.S. Foreign Service officer then in his 30s, started a tour in a Middle Eastern country. He wanted to bring along his partner, who wasn’t a U.S. citizen. Even though the U.S. government didn’t officially recognize same-sex relationships, the State Department tolerated them. The bigger problem was the host-country, which refused to grant Victor’s partner a visa. Eventually, the U.S. Embassy found a “workaround”: the only way for the couple to be together was for Victor to hire his partner as a “domestic employee.” So the embassy declared him as Victor’s driver to the host-government, and it issued a visa. “It was demeaning and hugely demoralizing,” Victor recalled. Although the two lived together, his partner was deprived of all diplomatic protections and immunit..