Moscow welcomes new foreign Ambassadors
In a ceremony at the Kremlin Grand Palace today President Dmitry Medvedev received letters of credentials from 13 new ambassadors to the Russian Federation.
- Presentation of credential letters marks the official beginning of a foreign ambassadors’ work in Russia and is done a formal event with introductions, presentation of credentials and a reception. The ceremony is held quarterly in the St. Alexander Hall of the Grand Kremlin Palace under a strict protocol.
President Medvedev received credential letters from:
John Clayburn Sloan – Canada,
Faiq Fariq Abdelaziz Nerwei – Republic of Iraq,
Vanna Thay – Kingdom of Cambodia,
Juan Eduardo Eguiguren Gusman – Republic of Chile,
Mamadou Saliou Diouf – Republic of Senegal,
Paul Kibiwott Kurgat – Republic of Kenya,
Aydin Adnan Sezgin – Republic of Turkey,
Azizullah Karzai – Islamic Republic of Afghanistan,
Tom Risdahl Jensen – Kingdom of Denmark,
Luis Alberto Molina Cuadra – Republic of Nicaragua,
Ndali-Che Kamati – Republic of Namibia,
Dorit Golender – State of Israel,
Moses Benjamin Jallow – Republic of Gambia.
The presentation ceremony was also attended by Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. The presentation of the credentials symbolizes the official beginning of the foreign diplomatic missions of newly appointed ambassadors in Russia.