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Bundespräsident Gauck Accredits New Ambassadors

Bundespräsident Gauck will accredit four new Ambassadors on the 16th of April at Schloss Bellevue.

April 13th, 2015
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During an accreditation that will take place on the 16th, newly appointed Ambassadors will receive a small military ceremony in front of the Schloss Bellevue. Afterwards, they will be registered in the guestbook that is help in the gallery. The Ambassadors will then gather with existing prominent staff of the Embassies into the Langhanssaal of Schloss Bellevue, where they will hand over their certificates to the Bundespräsident.

The schedule suggests that her Honorable Ambassador of the Republic of Gambia, Teneng Mba Jaiteh will be announced first, followed by The Ambassador of the Republic of Macedonia, Sasho Markovski. The Ambassador of the Democratic Republic of Ehtiopia, Kuma Demeksa Tokon will also be accredited and finally, the Bundespräsident will appoint José Atilio Benítez Parada, Ambassador of the Republic of El Salvador.

The Bundespräsident will gather the new Ambassadors for their first dialogues to get to know each other and transfer political opinions. At the conclusion of the ceremony the flags of the countries of the new Ambassadors will be hissed as a sign of official accreditation.

Teneng Mba Jaiteh has worked as Deputy Secretary of State in the Gambia Department of State for Finance& Economic Affairs in 2003 and as Secretary General of the Government and Head of Civil Service in 2008 and 2009. In 2009 Jaiteh was announced Deputy Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources.

Sasho Markovski has been working as the acting consul of Macedonia in Munich since last year and will now fill up the position that the former Ambassador Nenad Kolev had resigned from. He worked as Ambassador in the Republic of Serbia in 2009 and 2010 and at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs in Macedonia from 2011 until 2013.

Kuma Demeksa Tokon was appointed Minister of Internal Affairs following the fall of the Derg in 1991 in Ethiopia. He also worked at the security agency of the Transitional Government of Ethiopia which was dissolved four years later with the founding of the Federal Republic of Ethiopia at which time Kuma Demeksa became President of Oromia.

José Atilio Benítez Parada ia an Iraq veteran and has worked as Minister of Defense in El Salvador in 2011. He has served as an Ambassador of El Salvador to Spain for the last two years. The Federal President of Germany welcomes these four new Ambassadors. 

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