Presentation of Letters of Credence

June 7, 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 Hector Igarza Cabrera
Ambassador of the Republic of Cuba

Her Excellency Yuliia Kovaliv
Ambassador of Ukraine

His Excellency Carlos Alberto Patricio Játiva Naranjo
Ambassador of the Republic of Ecuador

His Excellency António Manuel Torres Domingues Leão Rocha
Ambassador of the Portuguese Republic

His Excellency Witold Mirosław Dzielski
Ambassador of the Republic of Poland

His Excellency Kanji Yamanouchi
Ambassador of Japan

His Excellency Zaheer Aslam Janjua
Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan

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.