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State Welcome For President Of Uruguay

State Welcome For President Of Uruguay

The New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) will parade a 100-man Guard of Honour of Navy, Army and Air Force personnel as part of the State welcome for His Excellency Dr Tabare Vazquez, President of the Oriental Republic of Uruguay at Government House at 9.30am on Monday 12 November.

The ceremony will also feature the NZDF’s Maori Cultural Group performing a powhiri and wero (welcome and challenge), the Central Band of the Royal New Zealand Air Force, and a 21-gun salute fired by members of the New Zealand Army’s 16 Field Regiment.

President Vazquez, who will be in New Zealand from 11-14 November, will be accompanied at the ceremony by their Excellencies the Governor General of New Zealand, the Honourable Anand Satyanand and Mrs Susan Satyanand. Deputy Chief of Army Brigadier Phil Gibbons will represent the Chief of Defence Force at the ceremony.

At 2.30pm President Vazquez will lay a wreath at the National War Memorial and the Tomb of the Unknown Warrior at Buckle Street, in Wellington.

A tri-Service catafalque guard parade in support of the ceremony.

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