Governor General to welcome new heads of mission to Canada

June 6, 2022

OTTAWA, Ontario—Members of the media are invited to Rideau Hall to cover the presentation of credentials of seven new heads of mission to Canada.

During the ceremony, the following new heads of mission will present their credentials to the Governor General:

His Excellency Hector Igarza Cabrera
Ambassador-designate of the Republic of Cuba

Her Excellency Yuliia Kovaliv
Ambassador-designate of Ukraine

His Excellency Carlos Alberto Patricio Játiva Naranjo
Ambassador-designate of the Republic of Ecuador

His Excellency António Manuel Torres Domingues Leão Rocha
Ambassador-designate of the Portuguese Republic

His Excellency Witold Mirosław Dzielski
Ambassador-designate of the Republic of Poland

His Excellency Kanji Yamanouchi
Ambassador-designate of Japan

His Excellency Zaheer Aslam Janjua
Ambassador-designate of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan

Date:               Tuesday, June 7, 2022
Time:              1:30 p.m.
Location:        Rideau Hall Ballroom 

Notes for media:

  • To guarantee your access to the 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 1:15 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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