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Credentials Ceremony November 2022

Dame Cindy welcomed seven new overseas representatives to New Zealand today: HE Mr Viktor Vavricka, Ambassador of Switzerland; HE Mr Chang-sik Kim, Ambassador of the Republic of Korea; HE Mr Areg Hovhannisian, Ambassador of the Republic of Armenia; HE Mr Kwacha Chisiza, High Commissioner for the Republic of Malawi; HE Mr Pontus Melander, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Sweden; HE Mr Victor Arturo Cabrera Hidalgo, Ambassador of the Republic of Ecuador; and HE Mr John Tipis, High Commissioner of the Republic of Kenya. The Royal New Zealand Air Force supplied the Māori cultural group, Guard of Honour, and band for the outside portion of the ceremonies on this beautiful Wellington day.

HE Mr John Tipis, High Commissioner of the Republic of Kenya, inspecting the Guard of Honour

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