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Credentials 1 December 2021

After doing things digitally in previous times, today Government House welcomed diplomats in person for Dame Cindy’s first Credentials ceremonies. Presenting their letters of credence this morning was HE Dr Zsolt Gábor Hetesy, Ambassador of Hungary and HE Mr Jimmy Nipo, High Commissioner of the Republic of Vanuatu. Also attending was HE Mr Eliam Tangirongo, High Commissioner for the Solomon Islands. HE Tangirongo presented his credentials earlier to the Prime Minister, as is custom for countries where Queen Elizabeth II is Head of State.

HE Mr Jimmy Nipo reads a speech to Dame Cindy Kiro

For the afternoon ceremonies, Dame Cindy welcomed HE Mr Rashed Alqemzi, Ambassador of the United Arab Emirates; HE Mr Marcos Arbizu De Souza Campos, Ambassador of Brazil and HE Hon Thomas Udall, Ambassador of the United States of America.

HE Mr Marcos Arbizu De Souza Campos with Joe Harawira and Puhiwahine Tibble

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