Canberra, Australian Capital Territory

19 June 2019

On Wednesday 19 June 2019, at Government House, Canberra, the Governor-General, His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd), received His Excellency Mr Christophe Penot, Ambassador of the French Republic.

Afterwards, the Governor-General received Mr Jonathan Muir, Ambassador-designate to Qatar, for a pre-posting call.

Later, the Governor-General received His Excellency Mr Abel Guterres, Ambassador of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste, and members of Timor-Leste’s Foreign Affairs, Defence and Security Committee.

In the evening, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove hosted a reception for former and current members of the Governor-General’s Close Personal Protection Team.

Earlier, the Governor-General met with students from Rose Park Primary School, Western Australia, and Loreto College, Toorak, Victoria, as they undertook a tour of Government House as part of their visit to Canberra.