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London: British Arab Network Chairman attends Diplomat Magazine awards & congratulates winners

29 Apr 2017, by BritishArab Network - In the Media

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This week, Dr. Wafik Moustafa, Chairman of the British Arab Network attended the Tata Diplomat magazine 2017 annual Awards Ceremony at the Jumeirah Carlton Tower. 10 awards were presented to some of the most influential diplomats based in the UK. Diplomats from over 120 countries attended.

Dr. Moustafa said:

“I was delighted and honoured to attend the Diplomat magazine’s annual Awards Ceremony. I would like to offer my congratulations to the winners and indeed to Diplomat magazine for such a wonderful event. Diplomats do critical and often discreet work in representing their countries and therefore it is vital to recognise the great contribution they make”.



Tata Diplomat of the Year Awards 2017


Ambassadors and High Commissioners from over 95 countries (and diplomats from over 120 countries) attended the Tata DIPLOMAT magazine 2017 annual Awards Ceremony in the glorious surroundings of the Ballroom at the Jumeirah Carlton Tower on Monday 24 April. DIPLOMAT presented 10 awards to some of the most influential diplomats based in the UK. The 200-plus guests were treated to a champagne reception and canapés prepared by the hotel chefs.

In its ninth year, the awards ceremony recognises the outstanding work and achievements of London’s diplomatic community, who are trying to better their nations’ well-being. DIPLOMAT magazine identified 10 categories that recognise different levels of diplomacy, and winners were nominated by their peers.  The evening welcomed the massed ranks of London’s diplomatic corps, at what has become a key date in the capital’s diplomatic calendar. BBC Diplomatic Correspondent James Landale was the Master of Ceremonies who performed with immense slickness and wit.


2017 Diplomat of the Year from the Middle East

His Excellency Mr Nasser Kamel, Ambassador of Egypt

2017 Diplomat of the Year from Africa

His Excellency Mr Lazarus O. Amayo, High Commissioner for Kenya

2017 Diplomat of the Year from Asia

H.E. Major General (Rtd) Dato Haji Aminuddin Ihsan Bin Pehin Dato Haji Abidin, High Commissioner for Brunei

2017 Diplomat of the Year from Eurasia

Her Excellency Mrs Tamar Beruchashvili, Ambassador of Georgia

2017 Diplomat of the Year from Europe

His Excellency Mr Lubomír Rehák, Ambassador of the Slovak Republic

2017 Diplomat of the Year from North America & the Caribbean

His Excellency Mr Acisclo Valladares Molina, Ambassador of the Republic of Guatemala

2017 Diplomat of the Year from Central & South America

His Excellency Dr Néstor Osorio, Ambassador of Colombia

2017 Contribution to a Better Cultural Understanding among Nations Accredited to the Court of St James’s

EUNIC (the European Union National Institutes of Culture)

2017 Young Diplomat of the Year

Mahvash Siddiqui, Environment, Science, Technology and

Health Officer at the US Embassy

2017 Distinguished Contribution to Diplomacy in London

His Excellency Euripides L. Evriviades, High Commissioner

for the Republic of Cyprus