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Presentation of Letters of Credence

June 13, 2016

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, June 15, 2016, at 2 p.m., at Rideau Hall.

His Excellency Ermal Muça
Ambassador-designate of the Republic of Albania

His Excellency Garth Chatoor
High Commissioner-designate of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago

His Excellency Marcelo Gabriel Suárez Salvia
Ambassador-designate of the Argentine Republic

His Excellency Alejandro Marisio Cugat
Ambassador-designate of the Republic of Chile

His Excellency Naivakarurubalavu Solo Mara
High Commissioner-designate of the Republic of Fiji

His Excellency Mohamed Lemine El Haycen
Ambassador-designate of the Islamic Republic of Mauritania
***This mission will present their letters of credence at a later date.***

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.


Members of the media wishing to cover the ceremony are asked to confirm their attendance in advance with the Rideau Hall Press Office, and should arrive at the Princess Anne Entrance no later than 1:45 p.m. on the day of the event.

Media information:

Josephine Laframboise
Rideau Hall Press Office
613-990-9324 (office)
613-668-1929 (cell)

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