Presentation of Credentials
Mr Md. Mustafizur Rahman (top), High Commissioner-designate, People's Republic of Bangladesh, Mr Marc Abensour (bottom left with spouse), Ambassador-designate, French Republic, Mr Bruce Charles Gosper (bottom right), High Commissioner-designate, Commonwealth of Australia, presented their credentials to President at the Istana on 26 January 2017.
According to diplomatic protocol, foreign ambassadors and high commissioners are only recognised to formally represent their governments after they have presented their credentials in person to the Head of State. In Singapore, the Presentation of Credentials ceremonies are held monthly.