Governor General of Canada

Governor General of Canada

April 18, 2011 10:08 ET

Media Advisory: Presentation of Credentials at Rideau Hall

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - April 18, 2011) - His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, will receive the credentials of two ambassadors and two high commissioners on Tuesday, April 19, 2011, at 10:00 a.m., at Rideau Hall.

  • His Excellency Kyaw Tin
    Ambassador-designate of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar
  • His Excellency Veselko Grubišić
    Ambassador-designate of the Republic of Croatia
  • Her Excellency Amelia Matos Sumbana
    High Commissioner-designate of the Republic of Mozambique
  • His Excellency Martin Andjaba
    High Commissioner-designate of the Republic of Namibia

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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