OTTAWA, Nov. 17, 2017 /CNW/ - Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada, will receive the letters of credence of seven new heads of mission during a ceremony on Monday, November 20, 2017, at 10 a.m., at Rideau Hall.
His Excellency Dimitrios Azemopoulos
Ambassador-designate of the Hellenic Republic
His Excellency Pétur Ásgeirsson
Ambassador-designate of the Republic of Iceland
His Excellency Kimihiro Ishikane
Ambassador-designate of Japan
His Excellency Athanase Boudo
Ambassador-designate of Burkina Faso
His Excellency Maurizio Carlo Alberto Gelli
Ambassador-designate of the Republic of Nicaragua
His Excellency Hersey Kyota
Ambassador-designate of the Republic of Palau
His Excellency Ousmane Ba
Ambassador-designate of the Islamic Republic of Mauritania
About the Presentation of Letters of Credence
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 180 missions accredited to Canada.
Media wishing to cover the event must be accredited with the Parliamentary Press Gallery and are asked to confirm their attendance with the Rideau Hall Press Office in advance. Media should arrive at the Princess Anne Entrance no later than 9:45 a.m.
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SOURCE Governor General of Canada
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