New Ambassadors present Credentials
Their Excellencies the Ambassadors of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, the Republic of Zambia and the People’s Republic of Bangladesh presented their Letters of Credence to the President at Áras an Uachtaráin today.
Her Excellency, Mrs. Mandu Ekpo Ekong-Omaghomi, was accompanied by her husband Prince Richard Omaghomi, her daughter Miss Eme Carla Ekong, her sister and brother-in-law Mr. and Mrs. Udo Udo Ekpo jr., her brother and sister-in-law Mr. and Mrs. Joshua J. Ekpo jr. and by Dr. O. O. Abiodun, Minister, Embassy of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
His Excellency, Mr. Anderson Kaseba Chibwa, Ambassador of the Republic of Zambia, was accompanied by his wife Mrs. Grace Chibwa and by Mr. Stanley K. Nkumbula, First Secretary at the Embassy of the Republic of Zambia.
His Excellency, Mr. A.H. Mofazzal Karim, Ambassador of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh, was accompanied by his wife, Mrs. Mumtaz Jahan Karim and by Mr. Salm Habibuddin, Third Secretary at the Embassy of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh.
The following were also present at the ceremony: Mr. Noel Treacy, T.D.,Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture and Food; Mr. Brian McCarthy, Secretary General to the President; Mr. Dermot Gallagher, Secretary General, Department of Foreign Affairs; Mr. Joe Brennan, Deputy Chief of Protocol, Mr. Gerry Kelly, Assistant Chief of Protocol; Ms. Claire Reeves, Protocol Officer 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 Stephen Walsh.
The Guard of Honour at Áras an Uachtaráin was provided by the 1st Field Artillery Regiment, Cork, under the command of Lieutenant Fionáin Coakley.
The Army No. 1 Band was conducted by Lieutenant Col. Brendan Power. Top