His Majesty the King receives the credentials of new ambassadors

The accredited ambassadors have been the representatives of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, Christian Marc Biever; from the Republic of Finland, Sari Rautio; from the Arab Republic of Egypt, Yousef Diaeldin Mekkawy; from the People's Democratic Republic of Algeria, Said Moussi; of the Republic of Indonesia, Muhammad Najib, and of the Republic of Armenia, Sos Avetisyan. The presentation of credentials allows the full incorporation of the ambassadors to their legations.

The Letters of Credence are the document that accredits a foreign ambassador as the representative and highest diplomatic authority of another country in Spain. The ceremony of delivery before the head of state dates back to the 18th century, and has remained practically intact in its development to this day.

The ambassadors travel from the Palacio de Santa Cruz, official headquarters of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, European Union and Cooperation, to the Royal Palace. The music band of the Royal Guard receives the ambassadors in the Patio de la Armería, interpreting the hymns of their respective countries. It is in the Official Chamber of the Royal Palace where the new ambassador presents the Credentials to His Majesty the King.

Source: Spain in Iraq