The Governer General of Canada David Johnston at presentation of Letters of Credence
The Governor General of Canada
His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston
Presentation of Letters of Credence (Serbia, Chile, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Chad, Cambodia) Rideau Hall, Friday, June 27, 2014
I am delighted to welcome all of you to Rideau Hall and to Canada, as you take on your new roles in the diplomatic community.
It is difficult to overstate the importance of diplomacy in today’s hyper-connected world.
As heads of mission, you are an integral part of the friendship that exists between Canada and your respective countries. Even in this age of instant, global communication, there is no substitute for meeting in person to discuss important issues—or for simply talking to one another and learning about each other’s cultures and nationalities.
Ambassador Papazoglu, allow me to offer you my congratulations on this, your first assignment as head of mission. I am certain that your wealth of diplomatic experience will serve you well here in Canada, as will your fluency in English and French. I hope that you will be able to find ways of sharing your knowledge of Serbian culture with Canadians—and I am certain you will find us an eager and receptive audience.
I would also like to extend my sympathies and best wishes to you, and to the people of Serbia, as you deal with the effects of the severe flooding in your country. Please know that Canada’s thoughts are with Serbia and the Serbian people during this difficult time. The strong people-to-people ties that exist between Canada and Serbia form the basis of our cultural, educational and economic relationships, and I look forward to continuing these relationships in the years to come.
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