New Ambassadors present Credentials

New Ambassadors present Credentials

Published: Thu 30th Apr, 2015 | 09:39

Their Excellencies, the Ambassadors of the Arab Republic of Egypt, Chile and St. Vincent and the Grenadines presented their Letters of Credence to the President at Áras an Uachtaráin today (30th April 2015).

H.E. Ms. Soha Gendi, Ambassador of the Arab Republic of Egypt, was accompanied by Mr. Ahmed Mostafa Mohamed, Minister Plenipotentiary and Deputy Head of Mission.

H.E. Mr. Manuel Hinojosa Muñoz, Ambassador of Chile, was accompanied by his wife, Mrs. Monserrat Perez, and by Mr. Renato Gomez, Deputy Head of Mission.

H.E. Mr. Cenio Elwin Lewis, Ambassador of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, was accompanied by his wife, Mrs. Ita Lewis.

Mr. Tom Hayes, T.D., Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, represented the Government at the ceremony.

The following were also present:  Mr. Conor Ó Raghallaigh, Deputy Secretary-General to the President; Mr. Barrie Robinson, Political Director, 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 Second Lieutenant Stephen Bunney. 

A Guard of Honour was provided at Áras an Uachtaráin by the 12th Infantry Battalion, Sarsfields Barracks, Limerick, under the command of Lieutenant Conor Kirwan. 

Captain Fergal Carroll conducted the Army No. 1 Band.