New Ambassadors Present Credentials15 April 2014
Their Excellencies, the Ambassadors of the People’s Republic of China, the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Republic of Senegal presented their Letters of Credence to the President at Áras an Uachtaráin today.
H.E. Mr. XU Jianguo, Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China, was accompanied by his wife, Ms. NI Li, and by Mr. WU Lijun, Counsellor and Deputy Head of Mission.
H.E. Mr. Javad Kachoueian, Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Iran, was accompanied by his wife, Mrs. Fatemeh Kachoueian, and by Mr. Mohammad Shokrani, First Counsellor at the Embassy.
H.E. Mr. Abdou Sourang, Ambassador of the Republic of Senegal, was accompanied by his wife, Mrs. Marieme Sourang, and by Mr. Sara Ndiaye, First Counsellor at the Embassy.
Ms. Jan O’Sullivan, T.D., Minister of State at the Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government, represented the Government at the ceremony.
The following were also present: Mr. Loughin Quinn, Deputy Secretary-General to the President; Mr. David Cooney, Secretary-General, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade; Mr. Joe Brennan, Ms. Marion O’Donnell and Mr. Shane Stephens, 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 Grattan O’Hagan.
A Guard of Honour was provided at Áras an Uachtaráin by the 7th Infantry Battalion, Cathal Brugha Barracks, Dublin, under the command of Lieutenant Finian Everard.
Captain Fergal Carroll conducted the Army No. 1 Band.
15 April 2014