The King receives the Credentials of Cyprus’s Ambassador, Koula Sophianou./ Photos: Household of H. M. the King
The Diplomat. 30/09/2016
His Majesty the King hosted the traditional ceremony of reception of Credentials yesterday at the Royal Palace, in this case for the new ambassadors of Cyprus, Sweden, Slovenia, Canada, Papua New Guinea and Djibouti.
This is the third ceremony that King Felipe VI celebrates this month. On 8 September, His Majesty received Credentials of the new ambassadors of Argentina, Guatemala, Bolivia, Ukraine, Azerbaijan and Mongolia. Two weeks later, he received them of another six ambassadors, those of Japan, Greece, Romania, Mali, Norway and Myanmar.
The last reception of Credentials celebrated at the Royal Palace, before summer, took place on 7 April, when seven ambassadors presented theirs. Since then, new ambassadors have been appointed, ambassadors that had already arrived in Madrid and presented their copies of credentials to the Foreign Ministry. The objective of the three ceremonies of September is for all of the ambassadors to be able to be present at the functions of the National Holiday on 12 October, presided by the monarch.
The King receives the Credentials of Sweden’s Ambassador, Lars Hjalmar Wide.
Felipe VI talks with Slovenia’s Ambassador, Renata Cvelbar Bek.
His Majesty receives the Credentials of Canada’s Ambassador, Matthew Barry Lavin.
Felipe VI with Papua New Guinea’s Ambassador, Joshua Riarkindu Kalinoe.
The Republic of Djibouti’s Ambassador, Ayeid Mousseid Yahia, gives the Credentials to the King.