official reception

See: ceremony
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He had just got back from a big official reception for the inauguration of the new galleries at the Metropolitan Museum, and the spectacle of those great spaces crowded with the spoils of the ages, where the throng of fashion circulated through a series of scientifically catalogued treasures, had suddenly pressed on a rusted spring of memory.
So secluded was the life led by the two, father and daughter, that they showed themselves only at a few official receptions and, at certain times in the year, in two or three friendly drawing-rooms, where the fame of the professor and the beauty of Mathilde made a sensation.
Gulf International Bank (GIB) held an official reception at Jumeirah Etihad Towers to mark the inauguration of its wholesale banking branch in Abu Dhabi.
At the end of this audience, the President of Equatorial Guinea, with the rest of the leaders of 54 African countries attending the summit, attended an official reception organized on Wednesday night, October 28, by the Government of the Republic of India.
On their arrival at the Emiri Diwan, the ambassadors received an official reception ceremony.
The Tunisian president was accorded an official reception at the Marka Military Airport, where he arrived to a 21-gun salute as a guard of honour greeted him and a brass band played the national anthems of Tunisia and Jordan.
It already has distributed aid such as tarpaulins, blankets, mats, and buckets to those hosted in official reception centers, as well as others who have been affected.
He was grateful for the order granted to him by the president saying he has his work in the Sudan, saying he leaves the Sudan with good memories for the popular and official reception, hoping that the sudan would witness more progress and development.
The official reception ceremony was held at the Al-Sakhir Palace, where the National Anthems of both countries were played.
The King was accorded an official reception and shook hands with senior state officials.
After a short break at the airport's VIP lounge, the two leaders' procession headed for the Mechouar Square at the Marrakech Royal Palace where an official reception is scheduled for the sovereign's illustrious guests.
An official reception ceremony was held for the Iraqi Prime Minister which was attended by His Highness Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak, First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sheikh Mohammad Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense Sheikh Khaled Al-Jarah Al-Sabah, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Commerce and Industry Dr.