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New Ambassadors Present Credentials

Their Excellencies the Ambassador of the Sultanate of Oman, the Ambassador of the Republic of Zambia, the Ambassador of the Republic of Sierra Leone and the Ambassador of Nepal presented their Letters of Credence to the President at Áras an Uachtaráin today.

H.E. Mr. Abdulaziz Abdullah Zahir Al Hinai, together with the other Ambassadors who presented their credentials today, is resident in London.

H.E. Mr. Royson Mabuku Mukwena was accompanied by his son, Mr. Mandandi Mukwena and Mr. Samutete Mungongi, First Secretary at the Embassy.

H.E. Mr. Edward Mohamed Turay was accompanied by Mrs. Josephine Marah, Counsellor at the Embassy.

H.E. Mr. Suresh Chandra Chalise was accompanied by Mr. Khimanand Bhusal, Consular Attaché at the Embassy.

Mr. John Curran, T.D., Government Chief Whip, represented the Government at the ceremony.

The following were also present: Mr. Adrian O’Neill, Secretary-General to the President, Mr. Barrie Robinson, Assistant Secretary, Ms. Kathleen White, Chief of Protocol, Mr. Joe Brennan, Deputy Chief of Protocol, Mr. Kieran Dowling, Deputy Chief of Protocol, Ms. Marion O’Donnell, Assistant Chief of Protocol, at the Department of Foreign Affairs.

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, under the command of Lieutenant Laura Keane.

The Guard of Honour was provided at Áras an Uachtaráin by troops drawn from the 28th Infantry Battalion, Finner Camp, Co. Donegal, under the command of Lieutenant Deirdre Newell.

The Band of the 4th Western Brigade was conducted by Captain Declan Whitston.