Presentation of Letters of Credence

The Governor General received the letters of credence of six new heads of mission during a ceremony at Rideau Hall. 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.

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.