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Presentation of Credentials

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October 27, 2010

Presentation of Credentials at Rideau Hall

OTTAWA—His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, will receive the credentials of fourambassadors on Friday, October 29, 2010, at 10:00 a.m., at Rideau Hall.

His Excellency Dr. Abdulrahman Mohamed Ali Abututa
Ambassador-designate of the Great Socialist People’s Libyan Arab Jamahiriya

His Excellency Basheer Fawwaz Zoubi
Ambassador-designate of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan

His Excellency Elbio Oscar Rosselli Frieri
Ambassador-designate of the Eastern Republic of Uruguay

His Excellency Ghirmai Ghebremariam
Ambassador-designate of the State of Eritrea

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 introduced to the prime minister of Canada.

Credentials 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 130 heads of diplomatic missions accredited to Canada. 

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Media wishing to cover the ceremony are asked to contact the Rideau Hall Press Office, and must arrive at the Princess Anne Entrance no later than 9:45 a.m.

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