Media Advisory - Presentation of Letters of Credence at Rideau Hall

OTTAWA, Sept. 8, 2015 /CNW/ - His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, will receive the letters of credence of three new heads of mission on Thursday, September 10, 2015, at 10 a.m., at Rideau Hall.

His Excellency Alberto Arosemena Medina
Ambassador-designate of the Republic of Panama

His Excellency Ahmed Aflel Jawad
High Commissioner-designate for the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka

His Excellency Necton Darlington Mhura
High Commissioner-designate for the Republic of Malawi

Upon their arrival in Canada, and before they can carry out their duties as heads of mission, new ambassadors, as well as new high commissioners of countries for which Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II is not head of State, must be officially welcomed by the governor general of Canada. High commissioners representing countries for which The Queen is the head of State are formally introduced to the prime minister of Canada.

Letters of credence are the official documents by which new heads of diplomatic missions are presented by their head of State as their official representative. Currently, there are more than 170 heads of diplomatic missions accredited to Canada.

Media wishing to cover the event are asked to confirm their attendance with the
Rideau Hall Press Office, and must arrive at the residence's main entrance no later than 9:30 a.m.

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SOURCE Governor General

For further information: Media information: Marie-Pierre Bélanger, Rideau Hall Press Office, 613-998-9166, marie-pierre.belanger@gg.ca

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