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.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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New Ambassador of Congo to Tehran Joseph Okio also presented his letter of credence to President Rouhani, and said that relations between the two countries should develop in all fields.
President Buhari, who also received a letter of Credence from Ambassador of France, Mr Jerome Pasquier, said French President Emmanuel Macron's visit to Nigeria's capital, Abuja, and the stopover in Lagos, was really impressive in bolstering both countries' relations.
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.
Al-Othaimeen received Canadian Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates Masud Husain, who presented his Letter of Credence accrediting him as the Special Envoy of Canada to the OIC.
ISLAMABAD -- The newly-appointed Ambassador of Pakistan to Turkey, Mohammad Syrus Sajjad Qazi, presented his letter of credence to the President of the Republic of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, at a ceremony held at the Presidential Palace in Ankara on Monday.
He was talking to Pakistani Ambassador to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Khan Hasham Bin Saddique, who called on him on Sunday to present his letter of credence, Radio Pakistan reported.
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.
Since I presented my Letter of Credence to His Excellency, the President of the Republic of Macedonia, Gjorge Ivanov, who accredited me as a non-resident Ambassador in Skopje, in March, I have been working on enhancing the relations between our two nations at all levels: political, economic, social and cultural.
Russian President Vladimir Putin received the letter of credence of newly appointed Ambassador of Kazakhstan Marat Tazhin at the ceremony that took place in the Grand Kremlin Palace's Alexander Hall on June 27.
ySTANBUL (CyHAN)- The new British ambassador to Turkey, Richard Moore, presented his letter of credence to President Abdullah GE-l on Tuesday.
Ricciardone presented his letter of credence to Turkish President Abdullah Gul on January 28.