Namibia / Ireland / New Ambassadors present Credentials
DUBLIN, Ireland, October 15, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- Their Excellencies, the Ambassadors of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, the Republic of Namibia and the Kingdom of Sweden presented their Letters of Credence to the President at Áras an Uachtaráin today.
H.E. Mr. Kyaw Zwar Minn, Ambassador of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, was accompanied by his wife, Mrs. Aye Minn Myat, and by Ms. Moe Thuzar, Counsellor at the Embassy.
H.E. Mr. Steve Vemunavi Katjiuanjo, Ambassador of the Republic of Namibia, was accompanied by his wife, Mrs. Christophine Katjiuanjo, and by Mr. Michael Ndivayele, Minister Counsellor at the Embassy.
H.E. Ms. Ulrika Sundberg, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Sweden, travelled from Stockholm for today's ceremony.
Mr. Michael Ring, T.D.,Minister of State at the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport, represented the Government at the ceremony.
The following were also present: Mr. Art O'Leary, Secretary-General to the President; Mr. Niall Burgess, Secretary-General, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade; Ms. Orla O'Hanrahan, Chief of Protocol, Mr. Joe Brennan and Mr Shane Stephens, 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 Richard Piggott.
A Guard of Honour was provided at Áras an Uachtaráin by the 1st Armoured Cavalry Squadron, Defence Forces Training Centre, Curragh Camp, Co. Kildare, under the command of Lieutenant Donncha Lenihan.
Captain Fergal Carroll conducted the Army No. 1 Band.