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Presentation of Credentials

November 22, 2013

Presentation of Credentials at Rideau Hall

OTTAWA—His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, will receive the credentials of three ambassadors on Monday, November 25, 2013, at 2 p.m., at Rideau Hall.

Her Excellency Ala Beleavschi
Ambassador-designate of the Republic of Moldova 

His Excellency Pisan Manawapat                        
Ambassador-designate of the Kingdom of Thailand 

His Excellency Rafael Raul Barak
Ambassador-designate of the State of Israel

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 170 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 1:45 p.m. on the day of the ceremony.
 

Media information:

Melanie Villeneuve    
Rideau Hall Press Office
613-998-7280
melanie.villeneuve@gg.ca    

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