On Thursday, 18 July, on the occasion of Colombia's public holiday, a reception was held in the gardens of the residence, which was also attended by Anton Siekel, the Honorary Consul of Colombia.At the opening of the reception, Miguel Camilo Ruiz Blanco, the Ambassador, welcomed the guests and briefly presented the history of Colombia, as well as the current situation in the country.

The gala evening was in the colors of Colombia and guests could enjoy traditional food and coffee.

The reception was attended by 200 guests, including ambassadors, members of the government and parliament, representatives of the international organizations, and prominent Colombians.