New Ambassadors present Credentials
Their Excellencies the Ambassadors of Peru and the Kingdom of Bahrain presented their Letters of Credence to the President at Áras an Uachtaráin today.
His Excellency Mr. Ricardo V. Luna, Ambassador of Peru was accompanied by his wife Mrs. Margarita Proano-Alzamora de Luna.
His Excellency Shaikh Khalifa Bin Abdullah Bin Mohamed Al Khalifa, the Ambassador of Kingdom of Bahrain was accompanied by Mr. Yusuf Jameel, Deputy Head of Mission, Embassy of Kingdom of Bahrain.
The following were also present at the ceremony: Dr. Jimmy Devins, T.D., Minister of State at the Department of Health and Children; Mr. Tim O’Connor, Secretary General to the President; Ms. Mary Whelan, Assistant Secretary, Department of Foreign Affairs; Ms. Kathleen White, Chief of Protocol and Mr. Joe Brennan, Deputy 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 2nd Lieutenant Dave Coughlan.
The Guard of Honour at Áras an Uachtaráin was provided by the 5th Infantry Battalion, under the command of Lieutenant Liam Murray.
The Army No. 1 Band was conducted by Lieutenant Mark Armstrong.