On Thursday 18 July 2019, the South African Ambassador to the Czech Republic, Her Excellency Ms N. R. Mosholi, hosted an event at the Hilton Hotel in Prague to mark South Africa’s 25th Freedom Day. The event also provided the Embassy with the opportunity to celebrate the 10th Nelson Mandela International Day as declared by the United Nations. The highlight of the Celebrations was the handing over of a violin, which was handmade by three young children of “Akord Kvint” from the town of Luby, to a talented child in South Africa. In her official address Ambassador Mosholi expressed her appreciation for this gesture and said it was proof of the special relationship in existence between the peoples of the Czech Republic and South Africa. The Czech Government was represented at the celebrations by the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, H.E. Mr Martin Tlapa, who said that South Africa was the Czech Republic’s biggest trading partner on the African Continent and that both countries would continue to look at various ways to further strengthen relations through increased investment and bilateral trade as well as people-to-people diplomacy.
From left: Mr. Johan Oberholzer, Counsellor, Ms. Dipuo Madiba, Third Secretary, Ms. Electra Koutina, spouse of Mr. Oberholzer, H.E. Naomi Ribbon Mosholi, Ambassador of South Africa, Ms. Neo Moikangoa, daughter of Ambassador Mosholi, Mr. Sello Mahlangu, spouse of Ms. Madiba, and Vivian Ncongwane, First Secretary
From left: H.E. Virginia Hesse, Ambassador of Ghana, Mikolas Josef, famous Artist and Singer, who is currently running a successful tour of concerts, performing with South African vocalists, H.E. Naomi Ribbon Mosholi, Ambassador of South Africa, and H.E. Rosaura Leonora Rueda Gutiérrez, Ambassador of Mexico
The handing over of a violin, which was handmade by three young children in the company Akord Kvint (Mr. Josef Holis, Director), for a talented child in South Africa
From left: H. E. Fouad Bouattoura, Ambassador of Algeria, H. E. Khaled Alattrash, Ambassador of Palestine, H.E. Karima Bardaoui, Ambassador of Tunisia,
H. E. Ayman Mohammad Aladsani, Ambassador of Kuwait, and H. E. Rola Hamdan, Ambassador of Lebanon
H.E. Martin Tlapa, Deputy Foreign Minister of the Czech Republic and H.E. Naomi Ribbon Mosholi, Ambassador of South Africa
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