Wiltshire and Swindon's Police and Crime Commissioner Angus Macpherson has been supporting the new Bangladesh envoy to the UK.
Angus attended the ceremony following the presentation of the credentials of Saida Muna Tasneem, the new Bangladeshi High Commissioner, to Her Majesty The Queen in London on Wednesday (01/05/19).
Angus joined the Mayor of Swindon Junab Ali and the Lord Lieutenant of Wiltshire Sarah Rose Troughton.
Credentials, also known as "letters of credence", refer to the formal documentation accrediting an Ambassador as head of a diplomatic mission.
These letters are presented to the Head of State of the receiving country. In the UK, this is done in a formal ceremony during which Her Majesty The Queen personally receives the heads of a diplomatic missions.
Saida Muna Tasneem visited The Queen to present her credentials before joining the Wiltshire party and other dignitaries at a Vin d'honneur at nearby St James' Court Hotel.
Following the ceremony, Angus said: "This is really important as it confirms the appointment of the chosen envoy, from whichever country, to the UK.
"Amongst the pomp and ceremony of Wednesday was a very important seal made between the United Kingdom and Bangladesh.
"I was invited after the High Commissioner recently visited Swindon due to Junab being the first ever Bangladeshi mayor for Swindon.
"I was absolutely delighted to have been part of this wonderful day and occasion; it was something very special, a one off in life experience."