New Ambassadors present Credentials23/10/12
Their Excellencies, the Ambassadors of the Republic of Zambia, the Republic of Honduras and the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire, presented their Letters of Credence to the President at Áras an Uachtaráin today.
H.E. Mr. Bizwayo Newton Nkunika, Ambassador of the Republic of Zambia, was accompanied by his wife, Mrs. Royce Elizabeth Nkunika, and by Mr. Mungongi Samutete, First Secretary at the Embassy.
H.E. Mr. Iván Romero-Mártinez, Ambassador of the Republic of Honduras, was accompanied by his wife, Mrs. Mirian Nasser de Romero.
H.E. Mr. Claude Stanislas Bouah-Kamon, Ambassador of the Republic of Cote d'Ivoire, was accompanied by his wife, Mrs. Marie Claire Ablan Bouah-Kamon, and by Mr. Noel Kanon, Head of Protocol at the Embassy.
Mr. Seán Sherlock T.D., Minister for Research and Innovation, represented the Government at the ceremony.
The following were also present: Mr. Adrian O’Neill, Secretary-General to the President; Mr. James Kingston, Assistant Secretary at the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade; Ms. Orla O’Hanrahan, Chief of Protocol, Mr. Joe Brennan, Deputy Chief of Protocol and Ms. Marion O’Donnell, Assistant Chief Protocol, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
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, Dublin, under the command of Lieutenant Criostoir Humphreys.
The Guard of Honour was provided at Áras an Uachtaráin by troops drawn from the B Company, 3rd Infantry Battalion, Defence Forces Training Centre, The Curragh, Co. Kildare, under the command of Lieutenant Daire Roache.
The Army No. 1 Band was conducted by Captain Declan Whitston.