Ambassadors present Credentials
Published: Wed 25th Mar, 2015 | 14:34
Their Excellencies, the Ambassadors of the Republic of Poland, the United Arab Emirates and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam presented their Letters of Credence to the President at Áras an Uachtaráin today, 25th March 2015.
H.E. Mr. Ryszard Sarkowicz, Ambassador of the Republic of Poland, was accompanied by his wife, Mrs. Anna Sarkowicz, and by Mr. Piotr Rakowski, First Counsellor and Deputy Head of Mission.
H.E. Mr. Saeed Mohamed Ali Al Shamsi, Ambassador of the United Arab Emirates, was accompanied by his wife, Mrs. Ayesha Nabi Al Shamsi, and their daughter, Miss Fatimah Saeed Al Shamsi, and by Mr. Mohamed Hmoud Al Shamisi, Deputy Head of Mission.
H.E. Mr. Nguyen Van Thao, Ambassador of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, was accompanied by his wife, Mrs. Nguyen Minh Hien, and their daughters Ms. Nguyen Minh Trang and Ms. Nguyen Minh Anh, and by Ms. Le Thu Hang, Minister Counsellor and Deputy Chief of Mission.
Mr. Aodhán Ó Ríordáin, T.D., Minister of State for New Communities, Culture and Equality, Departments of Justice and Equality and Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, represented the Government at the ceremony.
The following were also present: Mr. Art O’Leary, Secretary-General to the President; Mr. Niall Burgess, Secretary-General, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade; Mr. Joe Brennan, Ms. Mary Cusack 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 Fionn McCaffrey.
A Guard of Honour was provided at Áras an Uachtaráin by the 1st Infantry Battalion, Mellows Barracks, Galway, under the command of Lieutenant Paul Togher.
Captain Fergal Carroll conducted the Army No. 1 Band.