July 5, 2019
OTTAWA—Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada, will receive the letters of credence of six new heads of mission during a ceremony at
the Citadelle of Quebec on Tuesday, July 9, 2019, at 1:30 p.m.
Her Excellency Anahit Harutyunyan
Ambassador-designate of the Republic of Armenia
His Excellency Roy Kennet Eriksson
Ambassador-designate of the Republic of Finland
His Excellency Ralechate Lincoln Mokose
High Commissioner-designate for the Kingdom of Lesotho
His Excellency Wadee Batti Hanna Albatti
Ambassador-designate of the Republic of Iraq
His Excellency Sidique Abou-Bakarr Wai
High Commissioner-designate for the Republic of Sierra Leone
His Excellency Keith Azzopardi
High Commissioner-designate for the Republic of Malta
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, and must arrive at the Citadelle of Quebec no later than 1 p.m. on the day of the ceremony. 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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