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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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Other representatives that presented letters of credence were Jamaica's High Commissioner to Botswana, Ms Angela Comfort, Ambassadors of Burkina Faso, Mr Oumarou Maiga, and Liberia's Ms Ethel Davies.
Also receiving Letters of Credence from the Ambassador of Venezuela to Nigeria, Davies Nieves Velasquez, President Buhari congratulated President Nicolas Maduro of Venezuela for his commitment to democracy and for leadership.
The Executive Mansion says in a press release that presentation of letters of credence by the six ambassadors on Friday, 25 January brings to 12 the number of diplomats announcing their arrival and assignment in the country within a week.
(Now it can be told: The intrepid Arizala found a "golden hand" to replace the original name of the president with the name of the new incumbent on the parchment of the letters of credence. Not a step was lost, and Ambassador Llamas presented his letters at the appointed date.
ySTANBUL (CyHAN)- Colombian Ambassador to Turkey Juan Alfredo Pinto Saavedra and People's Republic of Bangladesh Ambassador to Turkey Allama Siddiki presented their letters of credence on Thursday to President Recep Tayyip Erdoy-an.
The three ambassadors had presented their letters of credence to President Bashir Monday , as ambassadors plenipotentiary, resident Cairo.
Ambassador Dissanayake was among 5 Envoys Ambassadors from Austria, Finland, Norway and Denmark who presented their Letters of Credence to the El Salvadorian President.
by Lalit K Jha on 7 May, 2014 - 11:30 WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): New Afghan Ambassador to Canada Sham Lall Bathija on Tuesday presented his letters of credence to Canadian Governor General David Johnston at a ceremony in Rideau Hall, Ottawa.
Karlov, and Argentina's Ambassador, Juan Jose Arcuri, in Ankara.They presented their letters of credence to Gul.
According to the statement, signed by Reuben Abati, the President's Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, President Jonathan made the call while receiving the letters of credence from the new Ambassador of Argentina to Nigeria, Mr.
Ibani, who was receiving the letters of credence from the Ambassadors of Egypt, Sudan and Tunisia as permanent representatives of their countries to the General Secretariat of CEN-SAD in Tripoli, said Libya has emerged as the leading country of the organisation and has a relevant vision for reviving this regional structure.
On 2 March Macedonian Foreign Minister Antonio Milososki received the new Head of the European Union Delegation to the Republic of Macedonia, Ambassador Peter Ingemann Moesgaard Sorensen, who handed Minister Milososki the copies of the Letters of Credence for his appointment.