Presentation of Letters of Credence at Rideau Hall
OTTAWA—Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada, will receive the letters of credence of six new heads of mission during a ceremony at Rideau Hall on Monday, January 29, 2018, at 2 p.m.
Her Excellency Tania Molina Avalos
Ambassador-designate of the Republic of El Salvador
Her Excellency Aster Mamo Ana
Ambassador-designate of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia
His Excellency Fahad Saeed Mohamed Abdulla Al Raqbani
Ambassador-designate of the United Arab Emirates
His Excellency Fadi Ziadeh
Ambassador-designate of the Republic of Lebanon
Her Excellency Doma Tshering
Ambassador-designate of the Kingdom of Bhutan
His Excellency Shaikh Abdulla Rashed AlKhalifa
Ambassador-designate of the Kingdom of Bahrain
About the Presentation of Letters of Credence
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 180 missions accredited to Canada.