Visit of H.E. Mr. Jean-Pierre Mazery, the Grand Chancellor and Foreign Minister of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta

New York, 5 June 2008 - In what was certainly the highlight of the year for this Permanent Observer Mission, H.E. Mr. Jean-Pierre Mazery, the Grand Chancellor and Foreign Minister of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta, visited the United Nations Headquarters in New York on 3 – 5 June, 2008. The Mission was also honored by the visits of H.E. Fra’ Elie de Comminges, who is a Member of the Commission for Diplomatic Affairs and oversees the activities of the Order’s National Associations, and the Honorable Bailiff Fra’ John MacPherson, President of the Committee for the Protection of Names and Emblems, who accompanied H.E. the Grand Chancellor.

H.E. the Grand Chancellor had meetings with high ranking members of the UN Secretariat and Member State Ambassadors, including: H.E. Dr. Srgjan Kerim, President of the 62nd Session of the General Assembly; H.E. Mr. Jean-Pierre Lacroix, Deputy Permanent Representative of France; H.E. Mr. Marcello Spatafora, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Italy; H.E. Mr. Paul Kavanagh, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Ireland, to name a few.

A reception was held at the UN Delegate’s dining room in honor of H.E. the Grand Chancellor, attended by a great many Ambassadors and Member State Representatives. Two private dinners for numerous Ambassadors and their spouses were held, and a luncheon was given in the Grand Chancellor’s honor at the Holy See Residence by H.E. Archbishop Celestino Migliore, Apostolic Nuncio and Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the UN.

H.E. Mr. Jean-Pierre Mazery, Grand Chancellor of the Order of Malta with H.E. Dr. Srgjan Kerim, President of the 62nd Session of the General Assembly.

Left to Right: H.E. Mr. Jean-Pierre Mazery, Grand Chancellor of the Order of Malta; Fra’ John Dunlap, Regent of the Subpriory of Our Lady of Lourdes; Mrs. Ellen Shafer; Ms. Carolyn Willson, Minister Counselor for Legal Affairs for the US Mission to the UN; H.E Mr. Robert L. Shafer, Ambassador of the Order of Malta to the UN.

Left to Right: H.E. Mr. Hilario G. Davide, Jr., Ambassador of the Philippines to the UN; H.E Mr. Robert L. Shafer, Ambassador of the Order of Malta to the UN; Fra’ John Dunlap, Regent of the Subpriory of Our Lady of Lourdes; H.E. Mr. Jean-Pierre Mazery, Grand Chancellor of the Order of Malta.

H.E. Mr. Jean-Pierre Mazery, Grand Chancellor of the Order of Malta with Ambassador and Mrs. Andrzej Towpik, Permanent Representative of Poland to the UN.

H.E. Mr. Jean-Pierre Mazery, Grand Chancellor of the Order of Malta and H.E. Mr. Rodrigo Malmierca Diaz, Ambassador of Cuba to the UN.

Left to right: H.E. Archbishop Celestino Migliore, Apostolic Nuncio and Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the UN; H.E. Mr. Jean-Pierre Mazery, Grand Chancellor of the Order of Malta; and H.E. Mr. Jean-Marie Ehouzou, Ambassador of Benin to the UN.

Left to Right: H.E Mr. Robert L. Shafer, Ambassador of the Order of Malta to the UN; H.E. Mr. Fuad Al-Hinai, Ambassador of Oman to the UN; and H.E. Mr. Jean-Pierre Mazery, Grand Chancellor of the Order of Malta.

Left to Right: H.E. Mr. Ismael Abraão Gaspar Martins, Ambassador of Angola to the UN; H.E. Mr. Jean-Pierre Mazery, Grand Chancellor of the Order of Malta; Honorable Bailiff Fra’ John MacPherson, President of the Committee for the Protection of Names and Emblems of the Order of Malta.

Left to right: Honorable Bailiff Fra’ John MacPherson, President of the Committee for the Protection of Names and Emblems of the Order of Malta; H.E Mr. Robert L. Shafer, Ambassador of the Order of Malta to the UN; H.E. Fra’ Elie de Comminges, Member of the Commission for Diplomatic Affairs.

Left to right: H.E. Mr. Jean-Pierre Mazery, Grand Chancellor of the Order of Malta; H.E. Mr. Paul Kavanagh, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Ireland to the UN

H.E. Mr. Jean-Pierre Mazery, Grand Chancellor of the Order of Malta and H.E. Mr. Nebojša Kaludjerovi?, Ambassador of Montenegro to the UN.

Left to right: H.E. Mr. Jean-Pierre Lacroix, Deputy Permanent Representative of France to the UN; H.E. Mr. Jean-Marie Ehouzou, Ambassador of Benin to the UN; H.E. Mr. Jean-Pierre Mazery, Grand Chancellor of the Order of Malta.

 
 
 

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