New Ambassadors present Credentials17/2/10
Their Excellencies the Ambassador of theRepublicofSouth Africa, the Ambassador of theUnited Arab Emirates, the Ambassador of the Oriental Republic of Uruguay and the Ambassador of Colombia presented their Letters of Credence to the President at Áras an Uachtaráin today.
H.E. Mr. Azwindini Jeremiah Dingaan Ndou was accompanied by his three children, Andani, Panashe and Khuliso Ndou and by Ms. Antoinette Rademan, Counsellor at the Embassy.
H.E. Mr. Khalid Nasser Rashid Lootah was accompanied by Ms. Agnes Yousef, Administrative Attaché at the Embassy.
H.E. Mr. Nestor Julio Moreira was accompanied by his wife, Mrs. Ana Medina de Moreira.
H.E. Mr. Mauricio Rodríguez Múnera was accompanied by his wife, Mrs. Sugey Pinzon and Mr. Camilo Andres Galvis, Minister Counsellor at the Embassy.
Mr. Dara Calleary, T.D. Minister for Labour Affairs, represented the Government at the ceremony.
The following were also present: Mr. Tim O’Connor, Secretary-General to the President, Mr. David Donoghue, Assistant Secretary at the Department of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Joe Brennan, Deputy Chief of Protocol, Mr. Kieran Dowling, Deputy Chief of Protocol, Ms. Marion O’Donnell, Assistant Chief of Protocol and Ms. Jane Connolly, Assistant Chief of Protocol, at the Department of Foreign Affairs.
The Ambassadors were escorted to and from Áras an Uachtaráin by an Escort of Honour consisting of a motorcycle detachment drawn from the 2nd Cavalry Squadron, Cathal Brugha Barracks under the command of Lieutenant Claire Mortimer.
The Guard of Honour was provided at Áras an Uachtaráin by troops drawn from the 12th Infantry Battalion, Sarsfield Barracks,Limerick, under the command of Lieutenant Andrew Brady.
The Army No. 1 Band was conducted by Captain Fergal Carroll.
17 February 2010