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His Majesty the King accepts new Ambassador Credentials

​Six Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassadors appointed by each of their States as national representatives in Spain have this morning presented their credentials to His Majesty King Felipe in the traditional ceremony held at the Royal Palace

May 17, 2023
The accredited ambassadors were, in this order, the representatives of the Republic of Nicaragua, Maurizio Gelli; of the United Arab Emirates, Omar Obaid Mohamed Alhesan Alshamsi; of the Republic of Venezuela, Coromoto Godoy; of the Republic of Gambia, Noah Touray; of New Zealand, Tara Deborah Morton; and of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Danat Mussayev. 

The ceremony for presenting said credentials to the Head of State dates back to the 18th century and has remained virtually unchanged to this present day. The Ambassadors travel from the Palace of Santa Cruz - official headquarters of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, European Union and Cooperation - to the Royal Palace, escorted on horseback by the Royal Guard Squadron and the Municipal Police Scouting Squad​. On their arrival at the Palace, they are welcomed in the Patio de la Armería by the Royal Guard band, who play the anthems of their respective countries. In addition to receiving the accreditation documents, Felipe VI holds a brief individual meeting with each of the new ambassadors.

Photo​s: Pepe Méndez / María Lucía Rodríguez​