Their Excellencies, the Ambassador of the Republic of Kenya, the Ambassador of the Republic of Serbia and the Ambassador of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh presented their Letters of Credence to the President at Áras an Uachtaráin today.
H.E. Mr. Michael Mubea Kamau, Ambassador of the Republic of Kenya was accompanied by his spouse, Mrs. Susan Wangui Mubea, daughter Miss. Abigail Wanjiru Mubea, and Mr. Peter Wamunyu Kamau, Minister Counsellor, Embassy of Kenya;
H.E. Mrs. Aleksandra Joksimović, Ambassador of the Republic of Serbia was accompanied by her spouse, Mr. Sinisa Krajcinovic, daughter Miss. Anja Krajcinovic, and Mr. Vladimir Disovic, Counsellor, Embassy of Serbia;
H.E. Ms. Saida Muna Tasneem, Ambassador of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh, was accompanied by her spouse Mr. Tauhidul I Chaudhury, and Mr. Shafiul Alam, First Secretary, Embassy of Bangladesh.
Mr. Ciarán Cannon T.D., Minister of State for the Diaspora and International Development represented the Government at the ceremony.
The following were also present: Mr. Art O’Leary, Secretary General to the President; Mr. Brendan Rogers, Deputy Secretary General, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade; Ms. Emma Madigan, Chief of Protocol; Mr. Joe Brennan and Ms. Marylee Wall, 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 Evan Duggan.
A Guard of Honour was provided at Áras an Uachtaráin by 28th Infantry Battalion, Finner Camp, Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal, under the command of Lieutenant Cormac Nellis.
Captain Tom Kelly conducted the Army No. 1 Band, Cathal Brugha Barracks, Dublin.