Letters of Credence Ceremony - September 25, 2023

September 25, 2023

Her Excellency the Right Honourable Mary Simon, Governor General of Canada, welcomed five new heads of mission to Canada during a ceremony at Rideau Hall.

During the ceremony, the following new heads of mission presented their credentials to the Governor General:

His Excellency Bouroumdou Naloum
Ambassador of the Republic of Chad

His Excellency Gustavo Anibal Alvarez Goyoaga
Ambassador of the Eastern Republic of Uruguay

His Excellency Manuel Gerardo Talavera Espinar
Ambassador of the Republic of Peru

Her Excellency Viera Grigová
Ambassador of the Slovak Republic

His Excellency Baktybek Amanbaev
Ambassador of the Kyrgyz Republic

Upon their arrival in Canada, new heads of mission must present their letters of credence to the governor general before they can carry out their duties. Letters of credence are the official documents that accredit a diplomat as an ambassador or high commissioner to another country.