Canberra, ACT

18 July 2017

On Tuesday 18 July 2017, at Government House, Canberra, the Governor-General, General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd), received from His Excellency Mr Cheikh Niang, Letters of Credence accrediting him as the Ambassador of the Republic of Senegal.

In the afternoon, the Governor-General, as the Chancellor of the Order of Australia, and Lady Cosgrove, hosted an investiture ceremony at which the Governor-General invested the Right Honourable Sir John Key AC GNZM with the insignia of the Honorary Companion of the Order of Australia.

Earlier, the Governor-General met with students from Eatons Hill State School, QLD; St Stephen’s School, WA; Presbyterian Ladies’ College, WA, and Scotch College, WA, as they undertook a tour of Government House as part of their visit to Canberra.