Media Advisory - Presentation of Letters of Credence at Rideau Hall

OTTAWA, Sept. 2, 2016 /CNW/ - His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, will receive the letters of credence of six new heads of mission on Tuesday, September 6, 2016, at 2 p.m., at Rideau Hall.

His Excellency Ekpao Nolaki
Ambassador-designate of the Togolese Republic

His Excellency Mizanur Rahman
High Commissioner-designate of the People's Republic of Bangladesh

His Excellency James Kelly
Ambassador-designate of Ireland

His Excellency Pablo Guzmán Laugier
Ambassador-designate of the Plurinational State of Bolivia

His Excellency Kārlis Eihenbaums
Ambassador-designate of the Republic of Latvia

His Excellency Martín Alejandro Vidal Delgado
Ambassador-designate of the Eastern Republic of Uruguay

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.

Members of the media wishing to cover the ceremony are asked to confirm their attendance in advance with the Rideau Hall Press Office, and should arrive at the
Princess Anne Entrance no later than 1:45 p.m. on the day of the event.

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SOURCE Governor General of Canada

For further information: Media information: Josephine Laframboise, Rideau Hall Press Office, 613-990-9324 (office), 613-668-1929 (cell),

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