Ambassadors of Nigeria, Ukraine and Germany Present Credentials
Press release22 September 2021
Her Excellency, Mrs. Ijeoma Chinonyerem Obiezu, Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Her Excellency, Ms. Larysa Gerasko, Ambassador of Ukraine, and His Excellency, Mr. Cord Meier-Klodt, Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany presented their Letters of Credence to President Michael D. Higgins at Áras an Uachtaráin today.
H.E. Mr. Cord Meier-Klodt, Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany was accompanied by his wife, Mrs Gladys Abankwa-Meier-Klodt.
Mr. Patrick O’Donovan, T.D., Minister of State for the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform, with responsibility for the Office of Public Works, represented the Government at the ceremony.
The following were also present: Ms. Orla O’Hanrahan, Secretary General to the President; Mr. Brendan Rogers, Deputy Secretary General, Department of Foreign Affairs; Col Stephen Howard, Aide-de-Camp to the President; and Mr. Gerald Angley, Chief of Protocol, Department of Foreign Affairs.
The Ambassadors were accompanied to and from Áras an Uachtaráin by an Escort of Honour consisting of a motorcycle detachment drawn from the 2 Cavalry Squadron, Cathal Brugha Barracks, Dublin, under the command of 2nd Lieutenant Dillon McAuliffe.
A Guard of Honour was provided at Áras an Uachtaráin by the Air Corps, Casement Aerodrome, Baldonnel, under the command of Lieutenant Joseph Ward.
Captain John Carpenter conducted the Army No. 1 Band, Cathal Brugha Barracks, Dublin.
Captain Sean Curran, from the Air Corps, Casement Aerodrome, Baldonnel, was the flag officer.
22 September 2021