Presentation of Letters of Credence

 December 7, 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.

These types of ceremonies highlight the governor general’s important role in representing Canada, building bridges with other nations to achieve common goals, and fostering diversity and acceptance.

The following new heads of mission presented their credentials:

His Excellency Harsha Kumara Navaratne Weraduwa  
High Commissioner for the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka

His Excellency Alfredo Martínez Serrano
Ambassador of the Kingdom of Spain

His Excellency Ronen Pinchas Hoffman 
Ambassador of the State of Israel

His Excellency David Louis Cohen  
Ambassador of the United States of America