Their Excellencies, the Ambassador of the Republic of Guinea, the Ambassador of Lebanon and the Ambassador of Sweden presented their Letters of Credence to the President at Áras an Uachtaráin today.
H.E. Mr. Alexandre Cece Loua, Ambassador of the Republic of Guinea was accompanied by his wife, Mrs. Yeli Yeli Pauline Thea Ep Loua and Mr. Diguena Iromou, 1st Secretary in Consular Affairs;
H.E. Mr. Rami Mortada, Ambassador of Lebanon was accompanied by his wife Mrs. Jamal Yehia;
H.E. Mr. Lars Wahlund, Ambassador of Sweden was accompanied by his wife Mrs. Helena Gustavsson Wahlund;
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 Concannon, Assistant Secretary, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade; Mr. Joe Brennan, Ms. Marylee Wall and Ms. Christina Prendergast, 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 Lieutenant Grattan O’Hagan.
A Guard of Honour was provided at Áras an Uachtaráin by the 27th Infantry Battalion, Aiken Barracks, Dundalk under the command of Lieutenant Chris McGuigan.
Captain Fergal Carroll conducted the Army No. 1 Band, Cathal Brugha Barracks, Dublin.