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September 8, 2017
Presentation of Letters of Credence at La Citadelle of Québec
OTTAWA—His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, will receive the letters of credence of six new heads of mission during a ceremony on Tuesday, September 12, 2017, at 9:30 a.m. at the Residence of the Governor General at the Citadelle of Québec.
His Excellency Peteris Ustubs
Head of Delegation and Ambassador-designate of the European Union
His Excellency Levon Martirosyan
Ambassador-designate of the Republic of Armenia
His Excellency Andrzej Kurnicki
Ambassador-designate of the Republic of Poland
Her Excellency Joy Ruth Acheng
High Commissioner-designate of the Republic of Uganda
His Excellency Ali Naseer Mohamed
Ambassador-designate of the Republic of Maldives
His Excellency Edward Yakobe Sawerengera
High Commissioner-designate of the Republic of Malawi
Upon their arrival in Canada, and before they can carry out their duties as heads of mission,
new ambassadors, as well as new high commissioners of countries for which Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II is not head of State, must be officially welcomed by the governor general of Canada. High commissioners representing countries for which The Queen is the head of State are formally introduced to the prime minister of Canada.
Letters of credence are the official documents by which new heads of diplomatic missions are presented by their head of State as their official representative. Currently, there are more than 170 heads of diplomatic missions accredited to Canada.
Media covering the ceremony must contact the Rideau Hall Press Office the day before the event. Accreditation must be shown at the Citadelle gate (Côte de la Citadelle, near the
St. Louis Gate) prior to accessing the Ballroom via the administration door.
Rideau Hall Press Office
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