WHO WE ARE
H.E. Dilyor Khakimov
Since 2017, H.E. Mr Dilyor Khakimov is Ambassador of Uzbekistan to the Benelux countries and Head of the Missions of Uzbekistan to the EU and NATO.
H.E. Mr. Dilyor Khakimov is a highly experienced diplomat with outstanding service in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as well as UNDP. He began his career during the late 1990s in the project management department of UNDP. Afterwards, he was assigned to various positions at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Uzbekistan, including at the Department for Cooperation with the UN and International organizations and the Department of the Analysis and Foreign Political Activities Strategy.
From 2009 to 2013, H.E. Mr. Dilyor Khakimov worked on facilitating diplomatic ties between Uzbekistan and United States by first serving as Counsellor in the Embassy of the Republic of Uzbekistan in the USA and then being on duty as Permanent Representative of Uzbekistan to the UN in New York.
Before being promoted to the rank of Ambassador of Uzbekistan to Belgium, H.E. Mr. Dilyor Khakimov had been appointed to be First Deputy and Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Uzbekistan (2013-2017).
Furthermore, H.E. Mr. Dilyor Khakimov has a diverse academic background completed in Malaysia and Uzbekistan. Indeed, he holds a Business Management degree from Mara Technological Institute, as well as graduate degrees in International Economic Relations from Tashkent State Institute of Oriental Studies and from Tashkent Economic University.
Barbara Dietrich is President and Owner of Diplomatic World Magazine, Co-Founder of Diplomatic World Institute, Founder of Foundation for the Defense of Woman, Senator of World Business Angels Forum, chairwoman of Diplomatic World Global Art Forum, chairwoman of Diplomatic World Foundation for Women, Curator of art and cultural events for Living Tomorrow, art advisor with off-market activities, art consultant for selected clients.
The high-level content of Diplomatic World Magazine (of which Ms Barbara Dietrich is the owner, CEO and Editor-in-Chief) is based on a full-time engagement and direct/constant contacts with European and international officials - from Ambassadors and Ministers to European Commissioners, Prime Ministers and national and EU Presidents – of Barbara Dietrich. Diplomatic World has a very wide reach and can claim the status of a key diplomatic-journalistic medium and very influential global think tank and opinion-maker. As President of Diplomatic World Institute, she leads the organisation’s vision for a world where every person has the opportunity to live a healthy, productive and peaceful life.
Ms Barbara Dietrich is also Curator of Art and Cultural Events for Living Tomorrow. “Next Door Living Tomorrow” is a platform for forward-looking art, in which a range of works by famous artists are incorporated in a symbiotic way into a futuristic environment and vision of life. Barbara Dietrich deals with the newest developments in the fields of science, technology and discovery and understand art not only in an abstract manner, but as a solution for the challenges of today and tomorrow.
Mr Alberto Turkstra holds a Master in International Relations from the University of Melbourne and a BSc in Economics and Human Geography from Queen Mary, University of London. During his studies he spent time abroad at the University of California, Berkeley and at the University of Delhi.
From 2013 to 2018 he was Junior Researcher and subsequently Programme Coordinator at the European Institute for Asian Studies, a Brussels-based think tank. He then spent one year at the European Commission’s Directorate General for International Cooperation and Development working as Cooperation Officer for Yemen and Central Asia, coordinating EU regional programmes in the field of border management, rule of law and connectivity in the region.
From October 2019 to October 2020 he was Programme Director at the European Institute for Asian Studies before joining Diplomatic World Institute as Project Manager.
He participated in the 2017 Indonesia Interfaith Scholarship organised by the Indonesian Ministry of Religious Affairs; the 2018 Visiting Program for Young Sinologists in Xi’an, China; and was an independent observer in the 2019 Parliamentary Elections in Uzbekistan and the 2020 Kazakhstan Parliamentary Elections.