New Ambassadors present Credentials14 November 2013
Their Excellencies, the Ambassador of the Republic of Sudan and the Ambassador - Head of Mission of the Palestinian Mission presented their Letters of Credence to the President at Áras an Uachtaráin today.
H.E. Mr. Abdullahi Hamad Ali AlAzreg, Ambassador of the Republic of Sudan, was accompanied by his wife, Mrs. Maha Babikir, their daughter, Israa, and by Mr. Mohamed Akasha Mohamed, Counsellor at the Embassy.
H.E. Mr. Ahmad Abdelrazek, Ambassador - Head of Mission of the Palestinian Mission, was accompanied by Mr. Yussef Dorkhom, Counsellor and Deputy Head of Mission.
Mr. Dinny McGinley, T.D., Minister of State at the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, represented the Government at the ceremony.
The following were also present: Mr. Loughlin Quinn, Deputy Secretary-General to the President; Mr. James Kingston, Assistant Secretary at the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade; Ms. Orla O’Hanrahan, Chief of Protocol and Mr. Joe Brennan, 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 Grattan O’Hagan.
A Guard of Honour was provided at Áras an Uachtaráin by the 1st Infantry Battalion, Renmore Barracks, Co. Galway, under the command of Lieutenant Michael Jennings.
Captain Fergal Carroll conducted the Army No. 1 Band.