Presentation of Letters of Credence

September 22, 2022

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

The following new heads of mission presented their credentials:

His Excellency Raúl Antonio Montiel Gastó
Ambassador of the Republic of Paraguay

His Excellency Fitsum Arega Gebrekidan
Ambassador of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia

His Excellency Kaha Imnadze
Ambassador of Georgia

His Excellency Margus Rava
Ambassador of the Republic of Estonia

His Excellency Ahmed Abdallah Ibrahim Hafez
Ambassador of the Arab Republic of Egypt

His Excellency Michel Miraillet
Ambassador of the French Republic

His Excellency Georgios Ioannides
High Commissioner of the Republic of Cyprus

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.