Presentation of Letters of Credence
December 15, 2014
Presentation of Letters of Credence at Rideau Hall
OTTAWA—His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, will receive the letters of credence of four new heads of mission on Tuesday, December 16, 2014, at 10 a.m., at Rideau Hall.
His Excellency Alexander Darchiev
Ambassador-designate of the Russian Federation
His Excellency Saramady Touré
Ambassador-designate of the Republic of Guinea
His Excellency Nicolás Fabián Trujillo
Ambassador-designate of the Republic of Ecuador
Her Excellency Maguy Maccario Doyle
Ambassador-designate of the Principality of Monaco
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.
Letters of credence 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.
Media covering the ceremony must contact the Rideau Hall Press Office and must arrive at the Princess Anne entrance no later than 9:45 a.m. on the day of the ceremony.
Rideau Hall Press Office
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