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Presentation of Letters of Credence

February 16, 2015

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 six new heads of mission on Wednesday, February 18, 2015, at 10 a.m., at Rideau Hall.

His Excellency Sulley Gariba
High Commissioner-designate of the Republic of Ghana 

His Excellency Kali Prasad Pokhrel    
Ambassador-designate of the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal 

His Excellency Roberto Carlos Dormond Cantú
Ambassador-designate of the Republic of Costa Rica 

His Excellency Jack Mugendi Zoka
High Commissioner-designate of the United Republic of Tanzania 

His Excellency Pavel Hrnčíř
Ambassador-designate of the Czech Republic 

His Excellency Nicolas Chapuis
Ambassador-designate of the French Republic 

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 in advance
and must arrive at the Princess Anne entrance no later than 9:45 a.m. on the day of the ceremony.

Media information:

Marie-Pierre Bélanger
Rideau Hall Press Office

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