Presentation of Letters of Credence at Rideau Hall

May 27, 2019

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, May 28, 2019, at 10 a.m.

His Excellency Juan José Ignacio Gómez Camacho
Ambassador-designate of the United Mexican States 

Her Excellency Nasise Challi Jira
Ambassador-designate of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia

His Excellency Abdul Kadir Jailani
Ambassador-designate of the Republic of Indonesia

His Excellency Bhrigu Dhungana
Ambassador-designate of the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal

His Excellency Sidi Mohamed Taleb Amar
Ambassador-designate of the Islamic Republic of Mauritania

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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