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Presentation of Credentials

March 28, 2012

Presentation of Credentials at Rideau Hall

OTTAWA—His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, will receive the credentials of four ambassadors and one high commissioner on Friday, March 30, 2012, at 10 a.m., at Rideau Hall.

His Excellency Amadou Adrien Koné
Ambassador-designate of Burkina Faso

His Excellency Frantz Liautaud
Ambassador-designate of the Republic of Haiti

His Excellency Barma Karimi
Ambassador-designate of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan

His Excellency Abednego Mandla Ntshangase
High Commissioner-designate for the Kingdom of Swaziland

His Excellency Subhas-Chandra Mungra
Ambassador-designate of the Republic of Suriname

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 130 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.

Media information:
Marie-Pierre Bélanger
Rideau Hall Press Office

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