Presentation of Credentials
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June 13, 2011
Presentation of Credentials at Rideau Hall
OTTAWA—His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, received today the credentials of His Excellency Andrés Terán Parral, Ambassador-designate of the Republic of Ecuador, during a private ceremony at Rideau Hall.
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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