March 28, 2023
Her Excellency the Right Honourable Mary Simon, Governor General of Canada, welcomed six new heads of mission to Canada during a ceremony at Rideau Hall.
During the ceremony, the following new heads of mission presented their credentials to the Governor General:
His Excellency Moosa Hamdan Moosa Al Tai
Ambassador-designate of the Sultanate of Oman
His Excellency Gerald M. Zackios
Ambassador-designate of the Republic of the Marshall Islands
His Excellency Cecil Toendepi Chinenere
Ambassador-designate of the Republic of Zimbabwe
Her Excellency Maria Andrelita Sacramento Austria
Ambassador-designate of the Republic of the Philippines
His Excellency Carlos Arturo Morales Lopez
Ambassador-designate of the Republic of Colombia
His Excellency Carlos Manuel Joaquin Gonzalez
Ambassador-designate of the United Mexican States
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.