Diplomat of the Year Awards

The diplomatic community in Zimbabwe has applauded efforts to form a united front towards goodwill and being true to the principles of being an ambassador. Speaking at the Diplomat of the year awards dinner, at Pandhari Lodge, Diplomatic liaison officer for the Rotary Club in Zimbabwe, Mr Borislav Boynoff said that this was a significant day as ambassadors were being recognised by the community as true leaders... >> more

Diplomat of the Year Awards Applauded

The diplomatic community in Zimbabwe has applauded efforts to form a united front towards goodwill and being true to the principles of being an ambassador. Speaking at the Diplomat of the year awards dinner, at Pandhari Lodge, Diplomatic liaison officer for the Rotary Club in Zimbabwe, Mr Borislav Boynoff said that this was a significant day as ambassadors were being recognised by the community as true leaders.

He said the work being done by diplomats was being recognized and through the awards the expression of gratitude being done by the community would go a long way in strengthening the already existent relations with different communities.
“If there was no disciplined diplomacy, there would be no wards and vice-versa, but because of their unity with communities, tonight those communities are showing . He said that as a diplomat the most difficult part is not being recognised for the good you do for a community. their appreciation,” said Boynoff.“It is hard not to be recognised especially when you feel you deserve it and when one takes time to say thank you, you feel encouraged to continue with the justified cause of doing good.”


He urged the diplomatic community that they should try to emulate the words of Abraham Lincoln, to not worry when people fail to recognise you, but they should strive to be worthy of recognition. The diplomats who were awarded were selected through a process that was based on popular vote of nomination. The process that was highlighted as wide-ranging and rigorous was conducted by the embassies and compiled by Diplomat Magazine staff. However the organization advised that in the second edition the awards selection will be different as an auditing firm will now be responsible for the entire nomination process, while a panel of anonymous judges’ familiar with diplomatic mission activities will sign off the final awardees’ list.


Speaking at the same occasion, Chinese ambassador to Zimbabwe, Mr Xin Shunkang said the awards ceremony was a guiding torch illuminating diplomacy so that all nations and communities may continue to appreciate that it is the tie that binds humanity together to create a better future for all.“Being recognised as a beacon of hope and a pillar of development is something that should be admired, but what has made me happy is that people have recognised our deeds and have seen them as befitting to be emulated.” “Now that we know we are not laboring in vain, we will continue to build relations with Zimbabwe in our capacity as representatives of our different countries,” the ambassador said. Presenting the awards were the Mayor of Harare, Mr Muchadei Masunda, European Union Ambassador Aldo Dellaricca, Alpha Media Holdings Chief Executive Ofiicer, Mr Ralph Khumalo and representatives of industry and commerce.

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Diplomat of the Year Awards Applauded

The diplomatic community in Zimbabwe has applauded efforts to form a united front towards goodwill and being true to the principles of being an ambassador. Speaking at the Diplomat of the year awards dinner, at Pandhari Lodge, Diplomatic liaison officer for the Rotary Club in Zimbabwe, Mr Borislav Boynoff said that this was a significant day as ambassadors were being recognised by the community as true leaders... more