The Viceregal Lion
  1. The Governor General of Canada
  2. His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston
News & Events
  • Print Preview
  • Print: 
  •  Send to Facebook (Opens in a new window)
  •  Send to Twitter (Opens in a new window)
  • Send to E-mail (Opens in a new window)
  • Share: 

News

Presentation of Letters of Credence at La Citadelle of Québec

September 8, 2017 

Presentation of Letters of Credence at La Citadelle of Québec

OTTAWA—His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, will receive the letters of credence of six new heads of mission during a ceremony on Tuesday, September 12, 2017, at 9:30 a.m. at the Residence of the Governor General at the Citadelle of Québec.

His Excellency Peteris Ustubs
Head of Delegation and Ambassador-designate of the European Union 

His Excellency Levon Martirosyan
Ambassador-designate of the Republic of Armenia 

His Excellency Andrzej Kurnicki
Ambassador-designate of the Republic of Poland 

Her Excellency Joy Ruth Acheng
High Commissioner-designate of the Republic of Uganda 

His Excellency Ali Naseer Mohamed
Ambassador-designate of the Republic of Maldives 

His Excellency Edward Yakobe Sawerengera
High Commissioner-designate of the Republic of Malawi 

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.

-30- 

Media covering the ceremony must contact the Rideau Hall Press Office the day before the event. Accreditation must be shown at the Citadelle gate (Côte de la Citadelle, near the
St. Louis Gate) prior to accessing the Ballroom via the administration door.

Media information:

Melanie Primeau
Rideau Hall Press Office
613-993-2569
613-618-2691 (cell)
melanie.primeau@gg.ca 

Follow GGDavidJohnston and RideauHall on Facebook and Twitter.