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Presentation of Credentials

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November 22, 2010

Presentation of Credentials at Rideau Hall


OTTAWA—His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, will receive the credentials of fiveambassadors on Tuesday, November 23, 2010, at 2:00 p.m., at Rideau Hall.

His Excellency Luis Carlos Delgado Murillo
Ambassador-designate of the Republic of Costa Rica

His Excellency Eleftherios Anghelopoulos 
Ambassador-designate of the Hellenic Republic

Her Excellency Clemencia Forero Ucrós
Ambassador-designate of the Republic of Colombia

His Excellency Zhang Junsai
Ambassador-designate of the People's Republic of China

His Excellency Ilhomjon Nematov
Ambassador-designate of the Republic of Uzbekistan

Credentials are the official documents by which new heads of diplomatic missions are presented by their head of State as their official representative in Canada.

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 1:45 p.m.

Media information
Annabelle Cloutier  
Rideau Hall Press Office
613-993-8158
annabelle.cloutier@gg.ca
www.gg.ca