Royal Couple host International Diplomatic Corps Cuisine Dinner at the White Palace
Serbian folklore dance performed by the artistic ensemble „Stari Dušanovac“
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Published: 2013 / 04 / 03
Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Alexander II and Crown Princess Katherine hosted an International Cuisine Dinner for members of diplomatic corps in Serbia tonight at the White Palace. HRH Princess Elizabeth, and Mrs. Alison Andrews daughter of the Royal Couple were also present.
This unique event gathered Ambassadors and diplomatic corps representatives from more than forty countries in Belgrade who presented traditional cuisine of their countries with typical national dishes and beverages, together with distinguished guests from Serbia.
The Crown Prince welcomed the guests and emphasized that it is always nice to see such a colourful banquet table at the White Palace, and that this event brings us together by giving us a chance to get to know each other’s culture better, by gathering and tasting dishes and beverages of various countries.
Among many distinguished guests there were Prof. Dr Oliver Antic, Advisor to President of Serbia, Mrs. Ivona Mrkic, wife of the Minister of Foreign Affairs Mr. Ivan Mrkic, H.E. Mr. and Mrs. Toko Diakenga Serão, Ambassador of Angola and his wife, H.E. Mr Abdelkader Mesdoua, ambassador of Algeria, H.E. Dr Helena Gay Studdert, Ambassador of Australia and her husband Mr. Martin Studdert, H.E. Mr Alain Paul Francis Kundycki, Ambassador of Belgium, H.E. Mr Roman Waschuk, Ambassador of Canada, with his wife Mrs. Oksana Smereschuk, H.E. Mr Zhang Wanxue, Ambassador of People’s Republic of China, H.E. Mrs Mercedes Martinez Valdes, Ambassador of Cuba, H.E. Mrs Nafsika Krousti, Ambassador of Cyprus, H.E. Mr and Mrs Semuel Samson, Ambassador of Indonesia, H.E. Mr Masafumi Kuroki, Ambassador of Japan, Mr. Kwang-keun Kim, Ambassador of the Republic of Korea with his wife Mrs Young – soon Kwon, H.E. Mrs Mercedes Felicitas Ruiz Zapata, Ambassador of Mexico, H.E. Mr Igor Jovovic, Ambassador of Montenegro with his wife Mrs Vesna Jovovic, H.E. Mr Abdellah Zagour, Ambassador of Morocco, H.E. Mr Zaw Tun, Ambassador of Myanmar with his wife Mrs Saw Kay, H.E. Mr and Mrs Harold Augustus Koko, Ambassador of Nigeria, H.E. Mr and Mrs Nils Ragnar Kamsvag, Ambassador of Norway, H.E. Mr and Mrs Ghulam Farid Farrukh, Ambassador of Pakistan, H.E. Mr Daniel Banu, Ambassador of Romania, H.E. Mr Franc But, Ambassador of Slovenia, H.E. Mr Christer Asp, Ambassador of Sweden, H.E. Mr Majid Hamlaoui, Ambassador of Tunisia, H.E. Mr and Mrs Mehmet Kemal Bozay, Ambassador of Turkey, Mrs Sara Kirby, wife of H.E. Mr Michael Kirby, Ambassador of the United States of America, representatives of the Embassies of Congo, Egypt, Greece, Guinea, Lebanon, Libya, Malaysia, Sovereign and Military Order of Marta, United States of America, and Mrs. Verica Milakovic, Honorary Consul of Philippines, Mrs. Ljiljana Miljanic Cassim, Honorary Consul General of Sri Lanka, Mrs. Ann Pesic, Honorary Consul of Ireland, Mr. and Mrs. Andreas Beikos, Head of Representative Office for Western Balkans of the European Investment Bank, Mr Benjamin Crampton, Acting Personal Representative in Belgrade of EU High Representative for the Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP), Mr William S. Infante, United Nations Resident Coordinator in Serbia, Mr Fotis Fitsilis, Mrs Olga Gianniadi.
The dining table of the White Palace was enriched this evening with so many wonderful, tasteful and colourful dishes from all over the world, including cuscus and dates from Algeria, pudding from Angola, cookies from Australia, carbonade flamande from Belgium, beef slices, prawn balls and rice vermicelli from China, kofta and baklava from Egypt, peanut sauce from Guinea, Makki sushi from Japan, Kim chi salad from Korea, tabouli, humus and kibbeh from Lebanon, Mole Poblano chicken from Mexico, pie and meat from Montenegro, fruit jelly from Myanmar, Biryani from Pakistan, cake from Slovenia, American apple pie, Austrian goulash, Greek cake and many other delightful dishes and beverages.
The distinguished guests had a pleasure of enjoying the National Serbian dances performed by “Stari Dusanovac” ensemble from Belgrade.
Prof. Dr. Oliver Antić addresses the guests at the International Cuisine Dinner
HRH Crown Prince Alexander addresses the guests at the International Cuisine Dinner
TRH Crown Princess Katherine, Crown Prince Alexander and Princess Elizabeth
Mrs Ivona Mrkić, HRH Crown Prince Alexander, HRH Princess Katherine and Prof.Dr. Oliver Antić
The guests tasting the national dishes at the International Cuisine Dinner
Mrs Alison Andrews, the daughter of the Royal Couple and Prof.Dr. Oliver Antić, special advisor to the president of Serbia
Members of the artistic ensemble „Stari Dušanovac“ with Their Royal Highnesses and the guests at the reception
TRH Crown Prince Alexander and Princess Elizabeth with the representatives of the diplomatic corps