Governor General to welcome new heads of mission to Canada

February 19, 2024

OTTAWA, Ontario—Members of the media are invited to Rideau Hall to cover the presentation of credentials of six 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 Aleksandar Bogdanić
Ambassador-designate of Bosnia and Herzegovina

Her Excellency Sabah Nizar Rashid Al Rafie
Ambassador-designate of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan

Her Excellency Ekaterini Dimakis
Ambassador-designate of the Hellenic Republic

His Excellency Noureddine Sidi Abed
Ambassador-designate of the People's Democratic Republic of Algeria

His Excellency Lassaad Boutara
Ambassador-designate of the Republic of Tunisia

His Excellency Abdulrahman Hamid Mohamed Al-Hussaini
Ambassador-designate of the Republic of Iraq

Date: February 20, 2024
Time: 1:30 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 1:15 p.m. on the day of the ceremony.
  • Photos taken by the Governor General’s official photographer can be made available upon request.

Media information:
Rideau Hall Press Office

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