Asian & Oceania Ambassadors Luncheon


On the picture Sri Lanka, H.E. Mr. Adam Maznavee Jaufer Sadiq, India, H.E. Mr. Venu Rajamony,, Pakistan, H.E. Mr Shujjat Ali Rathore, Thailand H.E Ms Eksiri Pintaruchi, Viet Nam H.E. Ngô Thi Hòa,  Drs. L.M.C (Lidewijde) Ongering, Australia H.E. Mr. Matthew Neuhaus, Indonesia, H.E. Mr I Gusti Agung Wesaka Puja, Malaysia, H.E.  Mr Ahmad Nazri Bin Yusof, New Zealand, H.E. Ms Lyndal Walker and Japan, H.E. Mr. Hiroshi Inomata.

By Roy Lie Atjam.

The Hague 17 October 2018, The Ambassador of Vietnam in The Hague, H.E. Ngô Thi Hòa, hosted an informal Asia Ambassadors luncheon at the Hilton.

Ambassador Ngô Thi Hòa welcomed her colleagues from: Malaysia, H.E.  Mr Ahmad Nazri Bin Yusof
Sri Lanka, H.E. Mr. Adam Maznavee Jaufer Sadiq
Indonesia,H.E. Mr I Gusti Agung Wesaka Puja
Japan, H.E. Mr. Hiroshi Inomata
India, H.E. Mr. Venu Rajamony
New Zealand, H.E. Ms Lyndal Walker
Pakistan, H.E. Mr Shujjat Ali Rathore
Thailand H.E Ms Eksiri Pintaruchi
Australia H.E. Mr. Matthew Neuhaus

Subsequently, Ambassador Ngô Thi Hòa cordially welcomed the guest of honour.

The host Viet Nam H.E. Ngô Thi Hòa and Drs. L.M.C (Lidewijde) Ongering.


Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management. Ms. Ongering previously held the post of Deputy National Coordinator for Security and Counter-terrorism at the Ministry of Security and Justice.

The (new)Ambassador of Australia H.E.  Mr. Matthew Neuhaus was also warmly welcomed.

The informal working luncheon offered Ms. Ongering an opportunity to exchange views with the group of Ambassadors on policies and experiences of the Netherlands on climate change adaptation and water management, as well as cooperation between the Netherlands and other countries in Asia. Ms. Ongering envisages visiting the island of Bali and China in the very near future.

The Asian Ambassadors Luncheon The Hague is an activity of the Asia group which takes place regularly and aims at strengthening cooperation among Asian countries on issues of mutual interest.

ASEAN meeting, Drs. Ongering delivers her remarks.

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