Governor General of Canada

Governor General of Canada

April 07, 2014 07:01 ET

Presentation of Letters of Credence at Rideau Hall

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - April 7, 2014) - His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, will receive the letters of credence of two new ambassadors on Tuesday, April 8, 2014, at 2 p.m., at Rideau Hall.

His Excellency Bruce Alan Heyman
Ambassador-designate of the United States of America
Her Excellency Norma Nascimbene de Dumont
Ambassador-designate of the Argentine Republic

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.

Letters of credence 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 by no later than 1:45 p.m. on the day of the ceremony.

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