On Thursday September 13, Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to Canada, His Excellency Mr. Cho Hee-yong presented his credentials to the Governor General David Johnston along with 8 other Ambassadors and High Commissioners.
Upon their arrival in Canada, and before they can carry out their duties as heads of mission, new ambassadors, as well as new high commissioners of countries for which Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II is not head of State, must be officially welcomed by the governor general of Canada. High commissioners representing countries for which The Queen is the head of State are formally introduced to the prime minister of Canada.
Credentials are the official documents by which new heads of diplomatic missions are presented by their head of State as their official representative. Currently, there are more than 140 heads of diplomatic missions accredited to Canada.