OTTAWA, Feb. 11, 2019 /CNW/ - Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada, will receive the letters of credence of five new heads of mission during a ceremony at the Citadelle of Québec on Wednesday, February 13, 2019, at 11 a.m.
His Excellency Gnagno Philibert Fagnidi
Ambassador-designate of the Republic of Côte d'Ivoire
Her Excellency Salome Meyer
Ambassador-designate of the Swiss Confederation
His Excellency Raza Bashir Tarar
High Commissioner-designate for the Islamic Republic of Pakistan
His Excellency Urban Christian Ahlin
Ambassador-designate of the Kingdom of Sweden
His Excellency Keith Azzopardi
High Commissioner-designate for the Republic of Malta
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 interested in covering the ceremony are asked to confirm their attendance with the Rideau Hall Press Office, and must arrive no later than 10:45 a.m. on the day of the ceremony. Accreditation must be shown at the Citadelle gate (Côte de la Citadelle, near the St. Louis Gate) prior to accessing the Ballroom
via the administration door.
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SOURCE Governor General of Canada
For further information: Media information: Sara Régnier-McKellar, Rideau Hall Press Office, 613-993-2569 (office), 613-301-2465 (cell), [email protected]