New Ambassadors present Credentials13/3/18
New Ambassadors present Credentials
Their Excellencies, the Ambassadors of the United Arab Emirates, the Czech Republic and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam presented their Letters of Credence to the President at Áras an Uachtaráin today.
H.E. Mr. Sultan Mohamed Majed Al Ali, Ambassador of the United Arab Emirates was accompanied by his spouse Mrs. Huda Al Ali, his daughter Miss Fatimah Al Ali and by Second Secretary, Mr. Abdulla AlMenhali.
H.E. Mr. Petr Kynštetr, Ambassador of the Czech Republic was accompanied by Mr. Petr Štíbr, Attaché,
H.E. Mr. Tran Ngoc An, Ambassador of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam was accompanied by Mr. Doan Hoang Minh, Counsellor.
Minister Pat Breen T.D, Minister for State with special responsibility for Trade, Employment, Business, EU Digital Single Market and Data Protection represented the Government at the ceremony.
The following were also present: Mr. Art O’Leary, Secretary-General to the President; Col. Liam Condon, Aide-de-Camp to the President; Mr. Austin Gormley, Assistant Secretary – Corporate Services Division in the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade; Mr. Feilim McLaughlin, Mr. Joe Brennan and Ms. Claire Buckley, 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 Jason Nugent.
A Guard of Honour was provided at Áras an Uachtaráin by the 1 Infantry Battalion, Renmore Barracks, Galway under the command of Second Lieutenant Cathal McSweeney.
Captain Fergal Carroll conducted the Army No. 1 Band, Cathal Brugha Barracks, Dublin.
13 March 2018