Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Newest African Ambassadors Present Letters of Credence at White House

Washington, DC
September 23, 2015

On Thursday, September 17, 2015, four new African Ambassadors to the U.S. presented their Letters of Credence to President Obama at an Ambassador Credentialing Ceremony in the Oval Office at the White House.

They are:
* His Excellency Ahmed Isse Awad, Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Somalia
* His Excellency Wilson Mutagaywa Masilingi, Ambassador of the United Republic of Tanzania
* His Excellency Francois Nkuna Balumuene, Ambassador of the Democratic Republic of the Congo
* His Excellency Yasser Reda Abdalla Ali Said, Ambassador of the Arab Republic of Egypt

The presentation of credentials is a traditional ceremony that marks the formal beginning of an Ambassador’s service in Washington.

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