New Ambassador​s presented Letters of Credence to President Shimon Peres –4th December, 2012

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Five new ambassadors from Croatia, Switzerland, India, Belgium and the Vatican presented their Letters of Credence to the President of the State of Israel, President Shimon Peres, in a formal ceremony which takes place at the President's Residence.

  • Croatian Ambassador, H.E. Mr. Pjer Šimunović  
  • Swiss Ambassador, H.E. Mr. Andreas Bau
  • Indian Ambassador, H.E. Mr. Jaideep Sarkar
  • Belgian Ambassador, H.E. Count John Cornet d’Elzius
  • Vatican Amassador, H.E. Archbishop Giuseppe Lazzarotto
  • President Peres said: " Israel welcome you - feel like home "
New ambassadors from Croatia, Switzerland, India, Belgium and the Vatican presented their credentials to President Shimon Peres with the entry as ambassadors of his countries in Israel.
The President wished success the new ambassadors and said: "I congratulate you on your arrival. State of Israel will do everything possible to assist you during your task to deepen ties between the countriesI am sure that you will donate a significant contribution in expanding cooperation in various fields "
Five new Ambassadors thanks to the President the right to serve in Israel and to strengthen the ties and expanding cooperation between the two countries and noted positively that during their stay in Israel are warm and friendly.


Croatian Ambassador, H.E. Mr. Pjer Šimunović


Swiss Ambassador, H.E. Mr. Andreas Bau


Belgian Ambassador, H.E. Count John Cornet d’Elzius



Vatican Amassador, H.E. Archbishop Giuseppe Lazzarotto

photos Mark Neeman/GPO