Ceremony of presentation of Credentials to the President of the Republic of Tajikistan by newly appointed Foreign Ambassadors

01.03.2013 10:10

On arrival at Dushanbe International Airport newly appointed foreign ambassador is met by Deputy Chief of the State Protocol Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Tajikistan (in case of an absence of the senior leadership of the State Protocol Department, as well as/or in case of arrival of ambassador in days off/holidays, ambassador designate is met by an authorized protocol officer).

On the day of the Presentation of Credentials to the President of the Republic of Tajikistan newly appointed foreign ambassadors (with spouses) arrive at “Qasri Millat” (“Palace of Nation”) in a car provided by the Tajik side, and accompanied by a representative(s) of the State Protocol Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Tajikistan.

Guard of Honor of the National Guard is lined up in honor of newly appointed foreign ambassadors at the both sides of carpet strip at the main entrance of “Qasri Millat”.

At the main entrance of "Qasri Millat" Head of the State Protocol Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Tajikistan welcomes newly appointed foreign ambassadors (with spouses) and on the main staircase of the Palace escorts to the holding room.

Ambassador’s entourage (senior diplomatic staff, interpreter) are led by the Protocol officer to enter the “Palace of Nation” from the side entrance and proceed to the holding room.

The representative of the State Protocol Department invites ambassadors (and spouses) and accompanying persons to proceed to the Hall of the Presentation of Credentials and take their designated position.

At the appointed time the President of the Republic of Tajikistan enters the Hall of the Presentation of Credentials and stands at designated place.

National flag and the standard of the President of the Republic of Tajikistan are set in the Hall of the Presentation of Credentials.

In the ceremony of Presentation of Credentials, the President of the Republic of Tajikistan is accompanied by the Minister of Foreign Affairs (standing on the right) and the Assistant to the President on Foreign Relations (standing on the left).

Full name and a title of newly appointed ambassador is declared in Tajik and English languages.

Ambassador-designate approaches to the President and stops at a designated place indicated on the red carpet strip in a few meters away from the President. Ambassador makes a slight bow of the head towards the President and says a brief speech (consecutive translation is provided).

Newly appointed foreign ambassador hands over the Credentials and Letters of Recall as appropriate to the President of the Republic of Tajikistan, shakes hands and takes the place on the right side of the President for commemorative photo and then returns to his/her designated place.

After all ambassadors present credentials, the President of the Republic of Tajikistan addresses a team of ambassadors with a brief speech (consecutive translation to English will be provided).

On completion of statement, ambassadors (and spouses) are invited for the collective photography with the President of the Republic of Tajikistan.

Participants of the ceremony are offered champagne. Conversation of the President with ambassadors takes place concurrently. At the end of the conversation, President leaves the Hall and the ambassadors are invited to approach the press for a brief statement to the media (on ambassador’s own desire).

Farewell ceremony is conducted like welcoming order takes place upon arrival at “Qasri Millat”.

If the Ambassador wishes to present a gift to the President of the Republic of Tajikistan, it should be presented through the State Protocol Department.

Ceremony of presentation of Credentials to the President of the Republic of Tajikistan by newly appointed Foreign Ambassadors

 

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