On Wednesday 6th of June, we held our Diplomat Drinks at the ‘Brug’ on Roeterseiland. We were honored to host diplomats from Germany, South-Korea, a Member of the House of Representatives, Achraf Bouali (D66) and representatives from the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. We began with an introduction speech by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs about how to become a diplomat and what the work of a diplomat exactly entails. After that, we had four rounds in which more than thirty students could ask questions about international relations and diplomacy to high-level diplomats. During the conversations with the diplomats, we enjoyed drinks and snacks.
With the diplomat of South-Korea, we talked about the upcoming conversation between Kim Jong-un and president Trump. South-Korea is hoping to enter a new era with peace talks. Achraf talked about his career path and that he was asked by Alexander Pechtold to enter the second chamber. During the conversation with the diplomat with Germany and an employee of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, we learned more about the ‘ diplomatic class’.
It was a good opportunity to get to know diplomats and learn more about the lifestyle of a diplomat. Afterward, we had some drinks and talked about this lovely evening.