Presentation of Letters of Credence

December 2, 2021

Her Excellency the Right Honourable Mary Simon, Governor General of Canada, welcomed four new heads of mission to Canada during a formal presentation ceremony at Rideau Hall.

Upon their arrival in Canada, new heads of mission must present their letters of credence to the governor general before they can carry out their duties. Letters of credence are the official documents that accredit a diplomat as an ambassador or high commissioner to another country.

The following new heads of mission presented their credentials:

Her Excellency Anizan Siti Hajjar Adnin
High Commissioner of Malaysia

His Excellency Archbishop Ivan Jurkovič
Apostolic Nuncio of the Holy See

His Excellency Andrej Gregor Rode
Ambassador of the Republic of Slovenia

His Excellency Anselm Ransford Adzete Sowah
High Commissioner of the Republic of Ghana