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Presentation of Letters of Credence

May 29, 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 Monday, June 1, 2015, at 10 a.m., at Rideau Hall.

His Excellency Jo Dae-shik
Ambassador-designate of the Republic of Korea 

His Excellency Wilmer Omar Barrientos Fernández
Ambassador-designate of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela 

His Excellency Edgar Augusto Brandão Gaspar Martins
Ambassador-designate of the Republic of Angola 

His Excellency Julio César Arriola Ramírez
Ambassador-designate of the Republic of Paraguay 

His Excellency Ousmane Paye
Ambassador-designate of the Republic of Senegal 

Her Excellency Kunzang C. Namgyel
Ambassador-designate of the Kingdom of Bhutan 

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.

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Media interested in covering the ceremony are asked to confirm their attendance with the
Rideau Hall Press Office. Due to construction work, they must arrive at the residence’s main entrance no later than 9:30 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 

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