Canberra, ACT

7 April 2017

On Friday 7 April 2017, at Government House, Canberra, the Governor- General, General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd), received the Australian High Commissioner to the Republic of Nauru, Mr John Donnelly.

Afterwards, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove, received the President of the Republic of Nauru, His Excellency the Honourable Baron Divavesi Waqa MP and Madam Louisa Waqa.

Later, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove hosted a Ceremonial Welcome for His Excellency the Honourable Baron Divavesi Waqa MP and Madam Louisa Waqa.

Then, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove met with His Excellency the Honourable Baron Divavesi Waqa MP and Madam Louisa Waqa, and received: The Honourable David Adeang MP, Minister for Finance and Sustainable Development; Justice and Border Control; Multicultural Affairs; Eigigu Holdings Corporation; and Nauru Air Corporation; Mr Michael Aroi, Secretary, Department of Foreign Affairs; Mr Corey Caleb, Commissioner, Nauru Police Force; The Honourable Milton Dube MP, Member for Aiwo; Mr Bernard Grundler, Chief Secretary, Department of Public Service; Ms Rosie Harris, Consul-General to Australia; Mr Rayong Itsimaera, Secretary, Department of Health; Mr Peter Jacob, Chief of Staff, Office of the President; The Honourable Tawaki Kam MP, Minister for Sport, Transport and Nauru Port Authority and Mrs Rubyka Kam.

In the afternoon, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove hosted a State Lunch in honour of His Excellency the Honourable Baron Divavesi Waqa MP and Madam Louisa Waqa. Guests included: The Honourable David Adeang MP; Mr Michael Aroi; Ms Joy Burch MLA; Mr Corey Caleb; The Honourable Alexander Hawke MP; Senator the Honourable Kim Carr; Mr David Canon; Mr John Donnelly; Dr Matthew Dornan and Ms Susana Carrasco; The Honourable Milton Dube MP; Mr Bernard Grundler; His Excellency Mr Abel Guterres and Mrs Ana Guterres; Ms Rosie Harris; Mr Rayong Itsimaera; Mr Peter Jacob; Mr Robert Johanson and Ms Anne Swann; The Honourable Tawaki Kam MP and Mrs Rubyka Kam; Mr Craig Kelly MP; Dr Jennifer Newell and Mr Mark Gunning; Rear Admiral Peter Quinn; Mr Richard Sisson and Mrs Julia Sisson; Mr Daniel Sloper and Dr Fiona Webster; and Mr Lee Walton.

Afterwards, the Governor-General received former Governor-General, the Honourable Dame Quentin Bryce AD CVO.

Earlier, the Governor-General met with students from Methodist Ladies College, WA, as they undertook a tour of Government House as part of their visit to Canberra.