Speech by Consul General Serdar Belentepe as the new Dean of Consular Corps in Alexandria at the farewell dinner in honour of his predecessor Consul General of Lebanon

Serdar Belentepe 26.12.2017
Dear colleagues,

Unfortunately, our esteemed Oussama, Consul General of Lebanon and Dean of the Consular Corps in Alexandria, has arrived at the end of his tour of duty. He will be leaving us soon.

Oussama successfully completed his 5 years of duty in Alexandria, which was a true reflection of his distinguished merits and high standards of professionalism.

He will always be remembered in praise for his unreplaceable services as the Dean of the Consular Corps in Alexandria with his constructive and collaborative sense of work, openness and sincerity in his relationships with us.

It seems very hard to replace you dear Oussama. As the Dean of the Consular Corps, you will leave a big shoe to fit in. However, I will do my best.

On the other hand, I hope that the spinning wheels of diplomatic life will make it possible for us to meet again someday, somewhere.

We wish you the best in your future life. On behalf of the Consular Corps, I would like to present this plate as a souvenir from your colleagues in Alexandria.

May I now invite you, my friends, to raise your glasses and join me in proposing a toast to your good health, personal well-being and prosperity, our dear Oussama.

Thank you.


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