Holy Sunday. – President Luis Abinader received this Wednesday the credentials of eight new ambassadors accredited to the countryrepresenting Paraguay, Chile, Lebanon, Guinea-Bissau, Angola, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Armenia.
Two of these diplomats, the representatives of Chile and Paraguay, are based in the Dominican Republic, and the other six are simultaneously based in Venezuela, Cuba, Washington and Canada.
The protocol ceremony took place in the Hall of Ambassadors of the National Palace, where the Head of State was accompanied by the Vice President of the Republic, Raquel Peña, and the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Roberto Álvarez.
As part of the protocol, at the beginning of the act on the esplanade of the National Palace, the notes of the Dominican national anthem were interpreted and, at the end, the anthems of each country represented by the new ambassadors were heard .
The first to present his credentials was Enrique Luis Insfran Miranda, of the Republic of Paraguay, who is currently President of the National Border Demarcation Commission (CNDL). He also served as First Secretary at the Embassy of Paraguay in Los Angeles, California and Vice Consul at the Consulate General of Paraguay in New York.
Then he presented his credentials. Axel Eduardo Cabrera Martinez, of the Republic of Chile, who during his career served in the embassies of Chile, Brazil and Venezuela. In addition, he was assigned to the Permanent Representation of Chile to ALADI, in Montevideo, and currently works as Minister Counselor at the Embassy of Chile, in France.
Later it was presented Elijah Lebbos of the Republic of Lebanon. He held the position of Ambassador in Caracas, as well as for the Caribbean Islands, and Head of the Lebanese Delegation to the XVII Summit of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM).
On behalf of the Republic of Guinea Bissau, María de Lourdes Batista M. Taborda Embaló, who served as Director General of Foreign Policy at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, International Cooperation and Communities, presented her credentials.
The new representative of the Republic of Angola will be María Cândida Pereira Teixeira, who served as her country’s Minister of Education until 2019.
The Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka will be represented by Lakshita Pradeep Ratnayake. Prior to serving as Ambassador, he was Director of Overseas Asset Management and Development, Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
For the People’s Republic of Bangladesh, Shahidul Islam, a career diplomat and Secretary General of BIMSTEC, was introduced. In addition, he is Ambassador to France with concurrent accreditation to Romania, Algeria, Ivory Coast and Cameroon, Permanent Representative of Bangladesh to UNESCO and is currently Ambassador to the United States. At the same time, it is accredited in Belize, Colombia, Guyana, Haiti and the Dominican Republic.
At the end, Anahit Harutyunyan from the Republic of Armenia, who is also a representative of Canada and Cuba, presented her credentials.
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