Presentation of Letters of Credence at Rideau Hall

OTTAWA—Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada, will receive the letters of credence of five new heads of mission during a ceremony at
Rideau Hall on Tuesday, November 13, 2018, at 10 a.m.                                             

His Excellency Ariunbold Yadmaa
Ambassador-designate of Mongolia

His Excellency Ahmed Mahmoud Abdelhalim Abu Zeid
Ambassador-designate of the Arab Republic of Egypt

His Excellency Madukande Asoka Kumara Girihagama
High Commissioner-designate of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka

His Excellency Dawda Docka Fadera 
High Commissioner-designate of the Republic of The Gambia

His Excellency Javlon Vakhabov
Ambassador-designate of the Republic of Uzbekistan

About the Presentation of Letters of Credence

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 180 missions accredited to Canada.


Media wishing to cover the event are asked to confirm their attendance with the
Rideau Hall Press Office in advance. Media should arrive at the Princess Anne Entrance no later than 9:45 a.m. on the day of the ceremony.

Media information:

Josephine Laframboise
Rideau Hall Press Office
613-668-1929 (cell)

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