Governor General to welcome new heads of mission to Canada

OTTAWA, Ontario—Members of the media are invited to Rideau Hall to cover the presentation of credentials of three 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 Appolinaire Aya
Ambassador-designate of the Republic of Congo

His Excellency Di Wang
Ambassador-designate of the People’s Republic of China

His Excellency Furkat Sidikov
Ambassador-designate of the Republic of Uzbekistan

Date: June 26, 2024
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 1:10 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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