Ambassadors present letters of credence to President Bernardo Arévalo

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Carlos Martínez, accompanied the president at the protocol ceremony.

by Pamela Contreras

Guatemala City, by Brenda Larios -AGN-. A group of three diplomats presented their credentials before President Bernardo Arévalo, who was accompanied by Foreign Affairs Minister Carlos Martínez, in an official ceremony held at the Palacio Nacional de la Cultura, thus becoming official ambassadors appointed to Guatemala.

Later, the diplomats briefly talked with the president to strengthen the friendship and cooperation ties. 

The ambassadors 

The ambassadors who presented their credentials are:

  • Rachel Elizabeth Moseley, Australian Ambassador.
  • Tobin John Bradley, U.S. Ambassador.
  • Maria Cândida Pereira Teixeira, Angolan Ambassador. 

After the reception of letters of credence, Minister Martínez highlighted the dialogue held with the Ambassador of Australia on cooperation with the Indigenous Peoples of Guatemala. 

During the event, the ambassadors introduced President Arévalo to their team, who would accompany them to the consulate.

Strengthening of ties

In addition, it was announced that a visit by the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander is planned for the end of this month.

On the other hand, with the United States, they discussed migration, bilateral cooperation, investment, and security. 

The Guatemalan minister also emphasized that it is vital to initiate a process of deeper relations with Angola since the ambassador appointed to Guatemala is also designated for the countries of the Central American region.

Letters of Credence

The diplomatic protocol establishes that when ambassadors arrive at the receptor State, they must deliver a copy of their credentials to the minister of foreign affairs.

During this meeting, they set a date for the solemn ceremony to present credentials to the president, who accredits them as ambassadors of their respective countries.

A letter of credence is a formal document, usually sent by one head of state to another. It grants diplomatic accreditation to an individual, usually a diplomat, to be his or her ambassador to the designated country.

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