Governor General to welcome new heads of mission to Canada

January 18, 2023

OTTAWA, Ontario—Members of the media are invited to Rideau Hall to cover a presentation of credentials of five new heads of mission to Canada. During the ceremony, the following new heads of mission will present their credentials to the Governor General:

Her Excellency Adriana Solano Laclé
Ambassador-designate of the Republic of Costa Rica

His Excellency Purmanund Jhugroo
High Commissioner-designate of the Republic of Mauritius 

His Excellency Joaquim do Espirito Santo
Ambassador-designate of the Republic of Angola

His Excellency Sisavath Inphachanh
Ambassador-designate of the Lao People's Democratic Republic

His Excellency Fatumanava-o-Upolu III Pa’olelei Luteru
High Commissioner-designate of the Independent State of Samoa

Date: Friday, January 20, 2023
Time: 10:00 a.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 9:45 a.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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