Letter of credence


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LETTER OF CREDENCE, international law. A written instrument addressed by the sovereign or chief magistrate of a state, to the sovereign or state to whom a public minister is sent, certifying his appointment as such, and the general objects of his mission, and requesting that full faith and credit may be given to what he shall do and say on the part of his court.
     2. When it is given to an ambassador, envoy, or minister accredited to a sovereign, it is addressed to the sovereign or state to whom the minister is delegated in the case of a charge d'affaires, it is addressed by the secretary or minister of state charged with the department of foreign affairs to the minister of foreign affairs of the other government. Wheat. International Law, pt. 3, c. 1, Sec. 7; Wicquefort, de l'Ambassadeur, l. 1, Sec. 15.

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This was exceptionally quick, considering that it normally takes more than a month for an ambassador to have an audience with the president to present his or her letter of credence, which would allow the envoy to officially start working in the host country.
I can hardly wait to work with Macedonia on issues important for both our countries and I hope we are going to continue promoting political and economic relations," said Charles Edmund Garrett, the new Ambassador of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, after he handed his letter of credence to Macedonian President Gjorge Ivanov on Thursday.
It was officially opened at the end of 2010, and as the first Indonesian Ambassador to the Sultanate, I presented my Letter of Credence to His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said on August 28, 2012.
The stated purpose is for him to present his Letter of Credence to the Queen.
Ahmed, who recently arrived in Qatar and had last week presented his letter of credence to the Emir His Highness Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al Thani, further said: "Usually it takes time to submit your credentials to a country's foreign affairs ministry but in my case it was done within 48 hours of my arrival.
Ahmed, who recently arrived in Qatar and had last week presented his letter of credence to HH the Emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani, further said: "Usually it takes time to submit your credentials to a country's foreign affairs ministry but in my case within 48 hours of my arrival, I was told I will have the opportunity to meet the minister, I did and was privileged to meet HH the Emir, who was very pleased to receive our mission.
Ricciardone presented his letter of credence to Turkish President Abdullah Gul on January 28.
The letter of credence dated 22 June 1937 from Hitler to King George VI, tells us something of the odd position of the Irish Free State at the time.
In the case of Indonesia, in the 1980s, my letter of credence came direct from the Queen, whereas that for Bahrain, in the 1990s, came from the Governor-General, explicitly in the name and on behalf of the Queen (of New Zealand).
Natividad formally presented her letter of credence to Director General Yukiya Amano as the new Permanent Representative of the Philippines to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) at the IAEA headquarters in Vienna, Austria on 20 February 2018.
The President stated this when he received the Letter of Credence of Apostolic Nuncio of the Holy See to Nigeria, Most Rev.
30 -- The Ambassador of Sri Lanka to Cuba, Sarath Dissanayake presented his Letter of Credence to the Acting President of the Republic of Ecuador, Jorge David Glas Espinel on 28th September 2015, as Sri Lanka's first Ambassador to Ecuador, at a simple but colorful ceremony at the Presidential Palace in Quito, the capital of Ecuador.