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Presentation of Credentials at the Citadelle of Québec

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February 2, 2011

Presentation of Credentials at the Citadelle of Québec

OTTAWA—His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, will receive the credentials of two high commissioners and fourambassadors on Tuesday, February 8, 2011, at 10:00 a.m., at the Citadelle of Québec.

Her Excellency Mohau Pheko
High commissioner-designate of the Republic of South Africa

His Excellency Philip Buxo
High commissioner-designate of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago

His Excellency Udomphol Ninnad
Ambassador-designate of the Kingdom of Thailand

His Excellency László Pordány
Ambassador-designate of the Republic of Hungary

His Excellency Francisco Obadiah Campbell Hooker
Ambassador-designate of the Republic of Nicaragua

His Excellency Igor Munteanu
Ambassador-designate of the Republic of Moldova

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. 


Media covering the ceremony must contact the Rideau Hall Press Office the day before the event. They will have to show their accreditation at the Citadelle gate, and access the Ballroom through the administration door.

Media information

In Ottawa and Québec:
Marie-Pierre Bélanger
Rideau Hall Press Office
613-998-9166 (office)
613-852-3248 (cellular)

In Québec:
Joanne Charette
Communications Advisor and 
Official Spokesperson to the Governor General
613-852-5364 (cellular)