New YDL 2019/2020 Executive Committee Elected during AGM last evening, 28 October 2019

New YDL 2019/2020 Executive Committee Elected during AGM last evening, 28 October 2019



Press Release

London, UK – 29 October 2019 – Young Diplomats in London:  The Young Diplomats in London (YDL) held its Annual General meeting last evening, 28 October 2019 at the Hyatt Churchill.

The purpose of the meeting was for the 2018/19 YDL Executive Committee (EXCO) to present a review of its activities to YDL members attending and also to hold elections for the 2019/2020 YDL EXCO.  The YDL members got to learn more about the activities of the Association through a comprehensive report.

Immediately following the review, YDL members got to meet the impressive Candidates for the new EXCO, all of whom presented wonderful speeches outlaying their candidature.

The meeting was chaired by outgoing YDL President, Mr. Wilfred T. Adderley II.

YDL is pleased to announce the Offices of the 2019/2020 YDL Executive Committee:

President – Ms. Amaris Leal, First Secretary, High Commission of Belize

Vice President – Mr. Ali Al-Khairalla, Third Secretary/Vice Consul, Embassy of Iraq

Treasurer – Mr. Francisco Jose Masis Holdridge, Counsellor/Consul, Embassy of Costa Rica

Secretary General – Ms. Silvana Lesca, Minister Counsellor, Embassy of Uruguay

Legal Secretary – Ms. Mary Chvetadze, Counsellor, Alternative Permanent Representative to the IMO, Embassy of Georgia

Mr. Svetozar Dimitrov, Second Secretary, Embassy of Bulgaria

Mr. Gareth Wilson, Desk Officer for Spain, Foreign and Commonwealth Office UK.

YDL is excited to be head ed by its first woman diplomat President, who comes from the Central America and Caribbean region, and wishes to congratulate the members of its new Executive Committee for 2019/2020, and looks forward to an exciting year of activities.


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YDL wishes to thank all of its sponsors and partners who attended the AGM, especially the Hyatt Churchill, IDS, Jaguar/Land Rover,  Embassy Magazine and Pierre deVilliers.  For more information about our sponsors please visit their sponsor pages on this website.