Governor General of Canada

Governor General of Canada

March 21, 2011 10:01 ET

Media Advisory: Presentation of Credentials at Rideau Hall

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - March 21, 2011) - His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, accompanied by Her Excellency Sharon Johnston, will receive the credentials of two high commissioners and two ambassadors on Tuesday, March 22, 2011, at 10:00 a.m., at Rideau Hall.

  • His Excellency Harry Narine Nawbatt
    High Commissioner-designate of the Republic of Guyana

  • His Excellency Piragibe dos Santos Tarragô 
    Ambassador-designate of the Federative Republic of Brazil

  • Her Excellency Dato' Hayati Binti Ismail
    High Commissioner-designate for Malaysia

  • His Excellency Salem Bin Mubarak Shafi Al-Shafi
    Ambassador-designate of the State of Qatar

Credentials are the official documents by which new heads of diplomatic missions are presented by their head of State as their official representative in Canada.

Upon their arrival in Canada, and before they can carry out their duties as heads of mission, new ambassadors, as well as new high commissioners of countries for which Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II is not head of State, must be officially welcomed by the governor general of Canada. High commissioners representing countries for which The Queen is the head of State are introduced to the prime minister of Canada. Currently, there are more than 130 heads of diplomatic missions accredited to Canada.

Media covering the ceremony must contact the Rideau Hall Press Office, and must arrive at the Princess Anne entrance no later than 9:45 a.m.

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