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New Ambassadors present Credentials


New Ambassadors present Credentials


Their Excellencies, the Ambassadors of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, the Republic of Seychelles, the Kingdom of Cambodia and the Republic of Ghana presented their Letters of Credence to the President at Áras an Uachtaráin today.

H.E. Mr. Derick Ally, Ambassador of the Republic of Seychelles, travelled from London for the event.

H.E. Dr. Soeung Rathchavy, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Cambodia was accompanied by Mr. Chey Ratha, Counsellor, and her sons, Mr. Maximov Chamraen Youri, and Mr Maximov Kimsea Alexandre.

H.E. Mr. Omar Al Nahar, Ambassador of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, also travelled from London.

H.E. Mr. Papa Owusu-Ankomah, Ambassador of the Republic of Ghana was accompanied by

Mrs. Augustina Owusu-Ankomah, Ambassador’s Spouse and Mrs. Matilda Aku Alomatu Osei-Agyeman, Minister/Head of Chancery 

Minister Ciarán Cannon T.D, Minister of State at the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade with special responsibility for the Diaspora and International Development represented the Government at the ceremony

The following were also present:  Mr. Conor Ó Raghallaigh, Deputy Secretary General to the President; Col. Liam Condon, Aide-de-Camp to the President; Mr. John Conlan, Assistant Secretary – Finance and Procurement Division in the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade; Mr. Feilim McLaughlin, Mr. Joe Brennan, Ms. Claire Buckley and Mr. Patrick O’Reilly, Protocol, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

The Ambassadors were accompanied to and from Áras an Uachtaráin by an Escort of Honour consisting of a motorcycle detachment drawn from the 2 Cavalry Squadron, Cathal Brugha Barracks, Dublin, under the command of Second Lieutenant Jason Nugent. 

A Guard of Honour was provided at Áras an Uachtaráin by the 6 Infantry Battalion, Custume Barracks, Athlone under the command of Lieutenant Michael Fogarty. 

Captain Thomas Kelly conducted the Band 2 Brigade, Custume Barracks, Athlone.


Press Office


13 July 2018