Atlanta to host diplomats from four countries

Top diplomats from four countries will visit Atlanta the week of June 12. CONTRIBUTED

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Top diplomats from four countries will visit Atlanta the week of June 12. CONTRIBUTED

Satrting June 12, Atlanta will see an influx of top diplomats from four countries.

Global Atlanta reports that on June 12 Canadian Ambassador David McNaughton will be hosted by the World Affairs Council of Atlanta for a discussion on NAFTA modernization and Canada’s trade ties with the U.S.

On June 13, the law firm of Taylor English is hosting Ambassador Mohamed Siad Doualeh of Djibouti for two days of meetings in Atlanta, including a visit to the Atlanta Center for International Arbitration and Mediation at Georgia State University.

On June 14, the attention shifts to Belgium, as Dirk Wouters, the envoy for the nation of 10 million at the center of the European Union, talks about trade and business as the bloc reorganizes. This one is also hosted by the World Affairs Council.

The following day, June 15 the council is co-hosting an Atlanta Council on International Relations event with Stanley Kao, the Republic of China (Taiwan) representative to the United States.

The World Trade Center Atlanta and the Hong Kong Association of Atlanta are hosting their own Asia-focused luncheon June 13 as Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office Director Steve Barclay visits to speak about Chinese sovereignty issues 20 years after the handover of Hong Kong from the British to the Chinese.

Global Atlanta is hosting its latest Consular Conversation with United Kingdom Consul General Jeremy Pilmore-Bedford on June 15.

All in all, it will be a busy week for Atlanta’s international community.