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During the ceremony, Queen Elizabeth II expressed her satisfaction for the good state of relations between the United Kingdom and Colombia. Buckingham Palace itself published the time of the meeting.
The Queen also received His Excellency Mr Antonio Jose Ardila from the Republic of Colombia.
Mrs Anna-Maija Keinanen and Mrs Luz Sarmiento were also received by Her Majesty. pic.twitter.com/NQw8S3XhIO
– The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) November 12, 2019
Ambassador Ardila was accompanied by his wife, Mrs. Luz Angela Sarmiento; the Plenipotentiary Minister Vicente Echandia; the Consul of Colombia to the United Kingdom, Maria Ximena Duran Sanin; the Naval Attache of Colombia in the United Kingdom, Captain de Ship Carlos Delgado Yermanos and the Director of the Country Office of Procolombia, Jose Puyana.
The act of delivering credentials confirms or ratifies diplomats in their positions, in this case, as Colombian Ambassador to the United Kingdom.
Copies are delivered to the Colombian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, then they arrive at the President of the Republic and when they arrive in the country where they will serve as Ambassador, they surrender to the receiving government.
As reported by the Colombian Foreign Ministry, during the hearing, the Ambassador transmitted to the Queen a message about the importance of joint work that the two countries have been developing for face climate change and deforestation and the priority that the environmental issue means for the government of President Ivan Duque.
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As the tradition of the British protocol marks, Ambassador Ardila, Luz Angela Sarmiento and the officials, were picked up by floats at the official residence and taken to Buckingham Palace, touring areas of the center of the British capital.