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Court circuit – Issue 67

Above and below: Colombian flags on the Mall and the London Eye lit up in Colombian colours to mark the State Visit of President Juan Manuel Santos

The Ambassador of Ecuador Mr Carlos Abad and his wife Patricia (left), congratulate Ambassador Osorio and his partner Paola Napoli

The Ambassador of Bolivia Mr Roberto Calzadilla, Ambassador Osorio, Maria Yana and Paola Napoli

Colombian musicians Camilo Menjura, Andrea and Diego Laverde Rojas

The Ambassador of Argentina Mr Carlos Sersale Di Cerisano, Linette de Jager, the Ambassador of Uruguay Mr Fernando Lopez and the Ambassador of Chile Mr Rolando Drago

Ambassador Osorio and Paula Napoli with Protocol Director Julian Evans and Deputy Director Francesca Flessati

Los Hermanos Arias entertained the guests with lively Colombian music


Ambassador Osorio welcomes the Ambassador of Guatemala Mr Acisclo Valladares Molina

Making history

This will be a year to remember for Colombia. The National Day was a very upbeat affair as ambassadors, parliamentarians and diplomats mingled on the sun-drenched terraces of Ambassador Nestor Osorio’s Belgravia Residence to enjoy Colombian music and coolers in anticipation of upcoming historic events.

London’s landmarks lit up in the yellow, blue and red of the Colombian tricolour in honour of the historic State Visit of the President Juan Manuel Santos in November. Ratification of a revised historic peace agreement is imminent.

In recognition of this achievement, President Juan Manuel Santos will be awarded this year’s Nobel Peace Prize in December, bringing a landmark year to an end.


Ambassador Osorio greets the Ambassador of Kuwait and Dean of the Diplomatic Corps Mr Khaled Al Duwaisan

The Venezuelan Ambassador Ms Rocio Maneiro, Ambassador Osorio and Paola Napoli

The Ambassador of Honduras and Dean of the GRULA Group Mr Ivan Romero, Spanish Ambassador Mr Federico Trillo-Figueroa and the Executive Director of the International Coffee Organisation Roberio Oliveira Silva

Above and below: A taste of Colombia – Ajiaco and Colombian shrimp ceviche

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