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New Ambassadors present Credentials

Their Excellencies, the Ambassadors of Romania, Mongolia and the Republic of Rwanda presented their Letters of Credence to the President at Áras an Uachtaráin today.

H.E. Mrs. Manuela Breazu, Ambassador of Romania, was accompanied by Mr. Dan Tudor, Counsellor and Deputy Head of Mission.

H.E. Mr. Narkhuu Tulga, Ambassador of Mongolia, was accompanied by his wife, Mrs. Burmaa Batbold, and by Mr. Munkhjin Batsumber, Third Secretary at the Embassy.

H.E. Mr. Williams B.N. Nkurunziza, Ambassador of the Republic of Rwanda, was accompanied by his wife, Mrs. Leonia Nkuruh.

Mr. Fergus O’Dowd, T.D., Minister of State at the Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources and the Department of Environment, Community and Local Government, represented the Government at the ceremony.

The following were also present:  Mr. Loughlin Quinn, Deputy Secretary-General to the President; Mr. Fergal Mythen, Assistant Secretary, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade;  Mr. Joe Brennan, Ms. Marion O’Donnell and Ms. Mary Cusack, 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 Cathal Daly.

A Guard of Honour was provided at Áras an Uachtaráin by the 27th Infantry Battalion, Gormanston Camp, Co. Meath, under the command of Lieutenant Michael Barry.

Captain Fergal Carroll conducted the Army No. 1 Band.