Tuesday 12 November 2019

President meets three new ambassadors to Ireland

Foo Chi Hsia, new Ambassador of the Republic of Singapore, pictured inspecting the Guard at a ceremony this morning at Aras an Uachtarain where three new Ambassadors to Ireland presented their Letters of Credence to the President. Picture: Colin Keegan, Collins
Foo Chi Hsia, new Ambassador of the Republic of Singapore, pictured inspecting the Guard at a ceremony this morning at Aras an Uachtarain where three new Ambassadors to Ireland presented their Letters of Credence to the President. Picture: Colin Keegan, Collins
Richard Opembe, new Ambassador of the Republic of Kenya pictured inspecting the Guard at a ceremony this morning at Aras an Uachtarain
President Michael D Higgins pictured with Paul Goa Zoumanigui, Ambassador of the Republic of Guinea. Photo: Collins

Three new ambassadors to Ireland presented their credentials to President Michael D Higgins yesterday.

Richard Angulu Opembe, Ambassador of the Republic of Kenya, Paul Goa Zoumanigui, Ambassador of the Republic of Guinea and Foo Chi Hsia, Ambassador of the Republic of Singapore, were escorted to and from the Phoenix Park by an Escort of Honour consisting of a motorcycle detachment drawn from the 2nd Cavalry Squadron from Cathal Brugha Barracks, Dublin.

All ambassadors appointed to the post by their home country must formally present their credentials to the President, and this is normally carried out in groups.

Irish Independent

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