Governor General to welcome new ambassadors to Canada 

September 7, 2021 

OTTAWA, Ontario—Members of the media are invited to Rideau Hall to cover the presentation of credentials of four new ambassadors to Canada. 

During the ceremony, the following new ambassadors will present their credentials to the governor general:

His Excellency Oleg Vladimirovich Stepanov 
Ambassador-designate of the Russian Federation

His Excellency Bafétigué Ouattara
Ambassador-designate of the Republic of Côte d'Ivoire

His Excellency Andrea Ferrari
Ambassador-designate of the Italian Republic

His Excellency Hlynur Guđjónsson
Ambassador-designate of the Republic of Iceland

Date: Thursday, September 9, 2021
Time: 2 p.m.  
Location: Rideau Hall Tent Room 

Notes for media:

  • To guarantee your access to ceremony, we ask that you please confirm your attendance with the Rideau Hall Press Office at
  • Media are asked to arrive at the Princess Anne Entrance no later than 1:45 p.m. on the day of the ceremony.
  • Please note masks are mandatory.
  • Photos of the ceremony taken by the governor general’s official photographer will be made available upon request. 

Media information: 
Rideau Hall Press Office

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