New Ambassadors present Credentials
Their Excellencies the Ambassadors of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, the People's Democratic Republic of Algeria and the Republic of Rwanda presented their Letters of Credence to the President at Áras an Uachtaráin today.
His Excellency Mr. Zerihun Retta Shumye, Ambassador of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia was accompanied by his wife Mrs. Etsegenet Tesfaye, Hermela Zerihun Retta, Yohannes Zerihun Retta and Rediet Zerihun Retta. Also present was Mr. Goitom Kahsay Hagos, Deputy Head of Mission at the Embassy.
His Excellency Mr. Mohamed Salah Dembri, Ambassador of the People's Democratic Republic of Algeria, was accompanied by his wife Mrs. Monique Paule Dembri.
His Excellency Mr. Mr. Claver Gatete, Ambassador of the Republic of Rwanda was accompanied by his wife Mrs. Jeanne Gatete.
The following were also present at the ceremony: Ms Síle de ValeraT.D.,
Minister of State at the Department of Education & Science.; Mr. Brian McCarthy, Secretary General to the President; Mr. Ronan Murphy, Assistant Secretary General, Department of Foreign Affairs; Ms Kathleen White, Chief of Protocol, Mr. Joe Brennan, Deputy Chief of Protocol, Ms Mary Connery; Protocol Officer at the Department of Foreign Affairs.
The Guard of Honour at Áras an Uachtaráin was provided by the Defence Forces Training Centre.
The Army No. 1 Band was conducted by Commandant Mark Armstrong.
28 June 2006