New Ambassadors present Credentials

New Ambassadors present Credentials

Published: Wed 27th May, 2015 | 10:04

Their Excellencies, the Ambassadors of the Republic of Uganda, the Lao People’s Democratic Republic and the Republic of Ghana presented their Letters of Credence to the President at Áras an Uachtaráin today.

H.E. Ms. Joyce Kakuramatsi Kikafunda, Ambassador of the Republic of Uganda, was accompanied by Mr. Innocent Opio, Second Secretary at the Embassy.

H.E. Mr. Sayakane Sisouvong, Ambassador of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic, was accompanied by his wife, Mrs. Somsanith Sisouvong, their son, Mr. Sayasone Sisouvong and by Mr. Soutsady Khamphanthong, Deputy Chief of Mission.

H.E. Mr. Victor Emmanuel Smith, Ambassador of the Republic of Ghana, was accompanied by his wife, Mrs. Adwoa Fewaa Smith, their son, Master Victor Emmanuel Smith and by Mr. Peter Kobina Taylor, Minister-Counsellor at the Embassy.

Mr. Simon Harris, T.D., Minister of State at the Departments of Public Expenditure and Reform, Finance, and An Taoiseach represented the Government at the ceremony.

The following were also present:  Mr. Art O’Leary, Secretary-General to the President; Mr. John Conlan, Assistant Secretary, Mr. Joe Brennan, Mr. Michael Lonergan and Ms. Catherine Campbell, 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 Air Corps, Baldonnel Aerodrome, Dublin, under the command of Lieutenant Neil Dunne. 

Captain Fergal Carroll conducted the Army No. 1 Band, Cathal Brugha Barracks.