Governor General to welcome new heads of mission to Canada

November 16, 2023

OTTAWA, Ontario—Members of the media are invited to Rideau Hall to cover a presentation of credentials of eight 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 Jari Pekka Olavi Vilén
Ambassador-designate of the Republic of Finland

Her Excellency Signe Fenja Burgstaller
Ambassador-designate the Kingdom of Sweden

His Excellency Frank Hans Dannenberg Castellanos
Ambassador-designate of the Dominican Republic

Her Excellency Amal Bint Yahya Al Moallimi
Ambassador-designate of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

His Excellency Martin Tlapa
Ambassador-designate of the Czech Republic

His Excellency Carlos Alberto Franco França
Ambassador-designate of the Federative Republic of Brazil

His Excellency Gorgui Ciss
Ambassador-designate of the Republic of Senegal

Her Excellency Trine Jøranli Eskedal
Ambassador-designate of the Kingdom of Norway

Date: November 17, 2023
Time: 10:30 a.m.
Location: Rideau Hall

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 10:15 a.m. on the day of the ceremony.
  • 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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