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Diplomatic credentials

Diplomatic credentials are documents presented by foreign ambassadors and ministers to the chief of state of the host government. The documents, which follow a standard text, identify the diplomats as representatives of their governments and empowered to speak for them.

According to diplomatic protocol, ambassadors or ministers may not represent their governments before a host government's foreign ministry until their credentials have been formally presented in person and have been accepted by the host government's chief of state. A diplomat whose credentials are accepted is considered accredited to the host government and is considered an officer of the host government as well as his own.

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  • The International School of Protocol & Diplomacy MA Programme and Seminars and Workshops in protocol, diplomacy and cross cultural communication

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