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New Ambassadors Present Credentials

Diplomatic Relations, Ireland, Press Releases, Middle East and North Africa, Europe, Africa, 2010

Their Excellencies the Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Iran, the Ambassador of the Republic of Poland, the Ambassador of the Republic of Rwanda and the Ambassador of the Republic of Ghana presented their Letters of Credence to the President at Áras an Uachtaráin today.

H.E. Mr. Hossein Panahiazar, Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Iran, was accompanied by his wife, Mrs. Fakhrossadat Panahiazar, and Mr. Seyed Homayoun Amirkhalili, First Counsellor at the Embassy.

H.E. Mr. Marcin Nawrot, Ambassador of the Republic of Poland, was accompanied by Mr. Mariusz Blachowicz, First Counsellor at the Embassy.

H.E. Mr. Ernest Rwamucyo, Ambassador of the Republic of Rwanda, was accompanied by his wife, Mrs. Pauline Uwoyiremeye Rwamucyo.

H.E. Mr. Kwaku Danso-Boafo, Ambassador of the Republic of Ghana, was accompanied by his wife, Mrs. Dorothy Frempomaa Danso-Boafo, and by Mr. Ramses J. Cleland, Minister-Counsellor at the Embassy.

Mr. Dick Roche, T.D., Minister for European Affairs, represented the Government at the ceremony.

The following were also present: Mr. Adrian O’Neill, Secretary-General to the President, and Mr. Brendan Rogers, Deputy Secretary-General, Ms. Kathleen White, Chief of Protocol, Mr. Joe Brennan, Deputy Chief of Protocol, Ms. Cliona Manahan, Deputy Chief of Protocol and 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, Dublin, under the command of Lieutenant David Coughlan.

The Guard of Honour was provided at Áras an Uachtaráin by troops drawn from the 4th Infantry Battalion, Collins Barracks, Cork, under the command of Lieutenant John Ryan.

The Army No. 1 Band was conducted by Captain Fergal Carroll.