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Pics: Meet the three new foreign ambassadors to Ireland

The ambassadors are from Iran, China and Senegal.

IRELAND’S THREE NEW ambassadors have presented their letters of credence to President Michael D Higgins.

China, Iran and Senegal all have new ambassadors to Ireland, and all gave their letters to the President at a ceremony at Áras an Uachtaráin.

H.E. Mr. Abdou Sourang, Ambassador of the Republic of Senegal MX2

Pictured above is HE Abdou Sourang, Ambassador of the Republic of Senegal, accompanied by his wife, Marieme Sourang, and by Sara Ndiaye, First Counsellor at the Embassy.

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XU Jianguo, Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China, with his wife, NI Li, and by WU Lijun, Counsellor and Deputy Head of Mission.

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HE Mr Javad Kachoueian, Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Iran, with his wife, Mrs Fatemeh Kachoueian, and by Mohammad Shokrani, First Counsellor at the Embassy.

Jan O’Sullivan, TD, Minister of State at the Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government, represented the Government at the ceremony.

The Ambassadors were escorted to and from Áras an Uachtaráin by an escort of honour, while a guard of honour was provided at Áras an Uachtaráin by the 7th Infantry Battalion.

Now that the ambassadors have handed over their letters of credence, they have officially taken up their new roles in Ireland.

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