Governor-General's Program

24 February 2016

2016 DonateLife Walk; Credentials ceremonies; Lunch for newly accredited Heads of Mission

On Wednesday 24 February 2016, at Regatta Point, Canberra, the Governor-General, General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd) and Lady Cosgrove, as guests of the President, Gift of Life Inc., Mr David O’Leary, opened and participated in the 2016 DonateLife Walk.

Afterwards, at Government House, the Governor-General received from His Excellency Mr Lapologang Caesar Lekoa, Letters of Commission accrediting him as the High Commissioner for the Republic of Botswana. The High Commissioner was accompanied by Mrs Mercy Segopodiso Matlho (Minister / Counsellor), Mr Ontumetse Ontumetse (First Secretary) and Mr Lovemore Tafa (First Secretary).

Later, the Governor-General received from His Excellency Mr Manuel Innocencio De Lacerda Santos Jr, Letters of Credence accrediting him as the Ambassador of the Federative Republic of Brazil. The Ambassador was accompanied by Ms Bianca Xavier De Abreu (First Secretary). The Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove also received Mrs Sonia Maria Queiroz De Lacerda Santos.

Then, the Governor-General received from Her Excellency Mrs Ekaterini Xagorari, Letters of Credence accrediting her as the Ambassador of the Hellenic Republic (Greece). The Ambassador was accompanied by Mrs Varvara Andriopoulou (Deputy Head of Mission) and Mr Panagiotis Floros (Son). The Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove also received Mr Athanassios Floros.

Afterwards, the Governor-General received from His Excellency Mr Luis José Menéndez-Castro, Letters of Credence accrediting him as the Ambassador of the Republic of El Salvador. The Ambassador was accompanied by Mr William Eduardo Herrera Molina (Minister / Counsellor). The Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove also received Mrs Elvira Margarita de Menéndez.

Later, the Governor-General received from His Excellency Dr Hugo Gobbi, Letters of Credence accrediting him as the Ambassador of the Argentine Republic. The Ambassador was accompanied by Mr Eduardo Alejandro Acevedo Díaz (Deputy Head of Mission), Mr Emiliano Gabriel Waiselfisz (Consul-General) and Ms Maria Alejandra Vlek (Counsellor). The Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove also received Ms Beatriz Mollerach.

Then, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove hosted a lunch in honour of newly accredited Heads of Mission. Guests included: Mrs Bianca Abreu; Mr Eduardo Acevedo Díaz; Mrs Varvara Andriopoulou; His Excellency Mr Manuel Innocencio De Lacerda Santos Jr and Mrs Sonia Maria Queiroz De Lacerda Santos; His Excellency Dr Hugo Gobbi and Ms Beatriz Mollerach; Mr William Eduardo Herrera Molina; His Excellency Mr Lapologang Caesar Lekoa; His Excellency Mr Charles Watson Lepani and Dr Katherine Lepani; Mrs Mercy Matlho; His Excellency Mr Luis José Menéndez Castro and Mrs Elvira Margarita de Menéndez; Ms Lyndall Sachs; Mr Ric Wells; and Her Excellency Mrs Ekaterini Xagorari and Mr Athanassios Floros.