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Presentation of Credentials

*Modified September 12, 2012

September 11, 2012

Presentation of Credentials at Rideau Hall

OTTAWA—His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, will receive the credentials of six ambassadors and three high commissioners on Thursday, September 13, 2012, at 9:30 a.m., at Rideau Hall.
 

Her Excellency Sidibé Fadjimata
Ambassador-designate of the Republic of Niger 

His Excellency Mohammed Saif Helal AlShehhi
Ambassador-designate of the United Arab Emirates

His Excellency Cho Hee-yong
Ambassador-designate of the Republic of Korea

His Excellency Ojo Uma Maduekwe
High Commissioner-designate for the Federal Republic of Nigeria

His Excellency Vytautas Žalys
Ambassador-designate for the Republic of Lithuania

His Excellency Membathisi Mphumzi Shepherd Mdladlana
High Commissioner-designate for the Republic of South Africa

His Excellency Kaarlo (Charles) Murto
Ambassador-designate of the Republic of Finland

His Excellency Werner Franz Wnendt
Ambassador-designate of the Federal Republic of Germany

His Excellency His Excellency Kamrul Ahsan
High Commissioner-designate for the People’s Republic of Bangladesh
 

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.

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 140 heads of diplomatic missions accredited to Canada.

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Media covering the ceremony must contact the Rideau Hall Press Office, and must arrive at the Princess Anne entrance no later than 9:15 a.m. on the day of the ceremony.

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

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