Governor General to welcome new heads of mission to Canada

December 4, 2023

OTTAWA, Ontario—Members of the media are invited to Rideau Hall to cover a presentation of credentials of four 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 Momodou Lamin Bah
High Commissioner-designate for the Republic of The Gambia

Her Excellency Sophea Eat
Ambassador-designate of the Kingdom of Cambodia

His Excellency Kennedy Fitzgerald Groening
High Commissioner-designate for the Kingdom of Eswatini

His Excellency Jan Marten Willem Schalkwijk
Ambassador-designate of the Republic of Suriname  

Date: December 4, 2023
Time: 2:00 p.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 1:45 p.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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