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Presentation of Credentials at the Citadelle

September 20, 2012

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 five new ambassadors on Friday, September 21, 2012, at 9:30 a.m. at the official residence at the Citadelle of Québec. 

His Excellency Carlos Gómez-Múgica Sanz
Ambassador-designate of the Kingdom of Spain

His Excellency Jorge Hernán Miranda Corona
Ambassador-designate of the Republic of Panama

Her Excellency Mona Elisabeth Brøther
Ambassador-designate of the Kingdom of Norway

His Excellency Ahmed Ould Teguedi
Ambassador-designate of the Islamic Republic of Mauritania

His Excellency Girma Birru Geda
Ambassador-designate of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia

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.


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:
Marie-Pierre Bélanger
Rideau Hall Press Office
613-852-3248 (cell.) 

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