Ireland / New Ambassador of Rwanda presents Credentials
DUBLIN, Ireland, November 28, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- His Excellency, the Ambassador of the Republic of Rwanda presented its Letters of Credence to the President at Áras an Uachtaráin today.
H.E. Mr. Williams B.N. Nkurunziza, Ambassador of the Republic of Rwanda, was accompanied by his wife, Mrs. Leonia Nkuruh.
Mr. Fergus O'Dowd, T.D., Minister of State at the Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources and the Department of Environment, Community and Local Government, represented the Government at the ceremony.
The following were also present: Mr. Loughlin Quinn, Deputy Secretary-General to the President; Mr. Fergal Mythen, Assistant Secretary, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade; Mr. Joe Brennan, Ms. Marion O'Donnell and Ms. Mary Cusack, Protocol, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
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 Cathal Daly.
A Guard of Honour was provided at Áras an Uachtaráin by the 27th Infantry Battalion, Gormanston Camp, Co. Meath, under the command of Lieutenant Michael Barry.
Captain Fergal Carroll conducted the Army No. 1 Band.