（中外新闻社 中外新闻网记者 王子良 端敏）2023年2月25日, 中外新闻社第二届“大使杯”高尔夫邀请赛在厦门东方高尔夫乡村俱乐部开赛, 希腊共和国驻华大使埃夫耶尼奥斯•卡尔佩里斯阁下及夫人, 泰王国驻华大使阿塔育•习萨目阁下及夫人, 斯里兰卡驻华大使帕利塔•科霍纳博士, 牙买加驻华大使特使杜文•普拉斯先生等参加比赛。中外新闻社大使俱乐部荣誉主席、斯里兰卡驻华大使帕利塔•科霍纳博士在“开球仪式”上致辞, 多国使节在这里分享健康、快乐和友谊。
On February 25, 2023, the 2nd "Ambassador's Cup" Golf Invitational Tournament was held at Xiamen Orient Golf and Country Club, andAmbassador of Greece to China H.E. Mr. EvgeniosKalpyris and wife, Ambassador of Thailand to China H.E. Mr. ArthayudhSrisamoot and wife, Ambassador of Sri Lanka to China H.E. Dr. Palitha Kohona, the representative of Jamaican embassy in China, Mr. Durvan Pryceparticipated in the tournament. Sri LankanAmbassador Dr. Palitha Kohonadelivered a speech at the "Kick-off Ceremony", in which many ambassadors and diplomats shared health, happiness and friendship.
中外新闻社总裁、中外新闻社大使俱乐部主席韦燕主持“开球仪式”。她说, 中外新闻社大使俱乐部成为了一个民间国际外交平台, 汇聚广泛的国际商情, 使很多企业家在这里找到了新的合作伙伴和发展方向。2021年6月27日, 中外新闻社首届“大使杯”高尔夫邀请赛在上海开赛, 为各位大使及外交官搭建一个宽松、愉快的休闲、交流平台。希望大家此次在厦门东方高尔夫乡村俱乐部度过一段美好的时光, 在纵情挥杆、品味时尚、谈经论道、休闲度假之余, 分享和传播快乐、健康、友谊和理想。
President of Home and Abroad News Press and Chairman of Home and Abroad News Press Ambassadors Club, Mrs. Wei Yan presided over the "Kick-off Ceremony". She said that the Home and Abroad News Press Ambassador Club has become a platform for international civil diplomacy with a wide range of international business explosion, and enabling many entrepreneurs to find new partners and directions for their development needs. On June 27, 2021, Home and Abroad News Press Ambassadors Club held the First "Ambassador Cup" Golf Invitational Tournament in Shanghai to provide a relaxed and enjoyable leisure and communication platform for foreign ambassadors and diplomats. We hope that the ambassadors and diplomats will enjoy a wonderful time at Xiamen Orient Golf and Country Club, sharing and spreading happiness, health, friendship and ideals while swinging clubs and talking about business connections.
中外新闻社大使俱乐部荣誉主席、斯里兰卡驻华大使帕利塔•科霍纳阁下在“开球仪式”致辞时表示, 高尔夫形式高雅, 环境优美, 在社交中锻炼了身体, 陶冶了情操, 加深了友谊, 希望各位参赛的大使们发挥水平, 打出好成绩。
Ambassador of Sri Lanka to China and Honorary Chairman of Home and Abroad News Press Ambassadors ClubH.E. Dr. PalithaKohona,, said in his speech at the "Kick-off Ceremony" that golf is an elegant sports in a beautiful environment, in which as can exercise our bodies, cultivate ourtemperaments and develop the friendship in socializing. We hope that the ambassadors will play well and achieve good results in today’s tournament games.
参加比赛的帕利塔•科霍纳大使还风趣的说：“泰王国驻华大使阿塔育•习萨目阁下是 “大使杯”上一届高尔夫邀请赛亚军, 面对阿塔育•习萨目大使高超的水平, 我感到很有压力。”说完, 引起观众哈哈大笑。
He also said that "His Excellency. Mr. ArthayudhSrisamoot, the Ambassador of the Thailand in China, was the gross champion of the First “Ambassador Cup” last time. I was under pressure to challenge his well-trained golfing skills." After that, the audience laughed out loud.
随后, 中外新闻社总裁韦燕同希腊共和国驻华大使埃夫耶尼奥斯•卡尔佩里斯阁下, 泰王国驻华大使阿塔育•习萨目阁下, 斯里兰卡驻华大使帕利塔•科霍纳博士移步上前, 为本次高尔夫球赛开球, 大家祝愿活动取得圆满成功。
After the speeches, Mrs. Wei Yan, together with AmbassadorEvgeniosKalpyris,Ambassador ArthayudhSrisamoot, and AmbassadorPalitha Kohonastepped forward to kick off the golf tournament for a great success of this golf tournament.
After the "Kick-off Ceremony", the ambassadors dressed in professional golf equipment, got on the white golf carts and started to swing the golf clubs ......
厦门东方高尔夫乡村俱乐部是东方高尔夫国际集团投资兴建, 由美国著名高尔夫球场设计大师Mr. Ronald Fream设计建造, 它位于厦门海沧投资区内, 马銮湾的南面,球场占地3,700亩(246公顷), 为国际标准27洞竞赛型球场。高尔夫球场面向马銮海湾, 背靠玳瑁山, 其内有千年古树奇岩怪石, 波光粼粼的小湖上野鸭、白鹭竞相翱翔, 芒果林、银桦林、香蕉、三角梅、凤凰木、木棉花、刺桐及樱花构成自然美景。
Xiamen Orient Golf and Country Club is invested by Orient Golf International Group, designed and built by the famous American golf course design master Mr. Ronald Fream. It is located in Xiamen Haicang Investment Zone next to the Maluan Bay. The course covers an area of 3,700 acres (246 hectares) with the international standard 27-hole competition-type golf courses. The golf course is facing Maluan Bay, backed by Tortoiseshell Mountain, surrounded with many thousand-year-old trees, strange rocks and stones, sparkling small lake with wild ducks and egrets soaring, mango forest, silver birch forest, bananas, trillium, phoenix wood, kapoks, acanthus and cherry blossoms.
经过5个小时比赛, 中外新闻社第二届“大使杯”高尔夫邀请赛完美落幕, 冠军获得者--泰王国驻华大使阿塔育•习萨目阁下；亚军获得者：牙买加驻华大使特使杜文•普拉斯先生；季军获得者：斯里兰卡驻华大使帕利塔•科霍纳阁下, 希腊共和国驻华大使埃夫耶尼奥斯•卡尔佩里斯阁下获得“友谊奖”。
After five hours of play, the 2nd "Ambassador's Cup" golf tournament came to a perfect conclusion with the Gross Champion Ambassador of the Kingdom of Thailand to ChinaH.E. Mr. ArthayudhSrisamoot; the FirstRunner-up, the representative of Jamaican EmbassyMr. Durvan Pryce; and the SecondRunner-up, Ambassador of Sri Lanka to ChinaH.E. Dr. Palitha Kohona. The Ambassador of the Greece to China H.E. Mr. EvgeniosKalpyris received the "Friendship Award".
当晚, 中外新闻社在厦门海悦山庄举行“颁奖晚宴”。颁奖会上, 泰王国驻华大使阿塔育•习萨目阁下发表获奖感言。其他大使们感慨万千, 纷纷表示：作为大使,我们平时并不互相拜访,但是这次的厦门之行, 特别是这个别具一格的高尔夫乡村俱乐部, 我们可以放下紧张的工作, 愉快的互相交流, 非常难得。作为大使,我们会履行并尽一切努力维护世界和平。
In the evening, Home and Abroad News Press held an "Award Dinner" at Xiamen Seaview Resort. Ambassador ArthayudhSrisamoot made a speech at the award ceremony. The other ambassadors were overwhelmed with emotion and said: As ambassadors, we don't usually interact with each other because we are very busy every day; however, this trip to Xiamen, especially in this unique golf and country club, was a rare occasion where we could put aside our stressful work and have a good time with each other. As ambassadors, we will fulfill our missions and make every effort to maintain world peace.