Governor General to welcome new heads of mission to Canada

September 21, 2022

OTTAWA, Ontario—Members of the media are invited to Rideau Hall to cover a presentation of credentials of 7 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 Raúl Antonio Montiel Gastó
Ambassador-designate of the Republic of Paraguay  

His Excellency Fitsum Arega Gebrekidan
Ambassador-designate of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia 

His Excellency Kaha Imnadze
Ambassador-designate of Georgia  

His Excellency Margus Rava
Ambassador-designate of the Republic of Estonia  

His Excellency Ahmed Abdallah Ibrahim Hafez
Ambassador-designate of the Arab Republic of Egypt

His Excellency Michel Miraillet
Ambassador-designate of the French Republic

His Excellency Georgios Ioannides
High Commissioner-designate of the Republic of Cyprus

Date: Thursday, September 22, 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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