Governor General of Canada

Governor General of Canada

January 27, 2014 12:14 ET

Media Advisory: Presentation of Credentials at Rideau Hall

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Jan. 27, 2014) - His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, will receive the credentials of four ambassadors and one high commissioner on Tuesday, January 28, 2014, at 10 a.m., at Rideau Hall.

His Excellency Naif Alsudairy
Ambassador-designate of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
His Excellency Pedro Fernando Brêtas Bastos
Ambassador-designate of the Federative Republic of Brazil
His Excellency John Chrysostom Alintuma Nsambu
High Commissioner-designate of the Republic of Uganda
Her Excellency Birtukan Ayano Dadi
Ambassador-designate of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia
His Excellency Fahad Mohamed Y. Kafoud
Ambassador-designate of the State of Qatar

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 formally introduced to the prime minister of Canada.

Credentials are the official documents by which new heads of diplomatic missions are presented by their head of State as their official representative. Currently, there are more than 170 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. on the day of the ceremony.

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