On Wednesday 3 February 2016, at Government House, Canberra, the Governor-General, General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd) received the High Commissioner-designate to Kiribati, Mr Bruce Cowled.
Afterwards, the Governor-General received the Secretary General, Organisation of Islamic Cooperation, His Excellency Mr Iyad Ameen Madani and his accompanying delegation.
Later, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove hosted a lunch on the occasion of the visit to Australia by His Excellency Mr Iyad Ameen Madani, Secretary General of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation. Guests included: His Excellency Dr Abdusalam Abadi; His Excellency Mr Nabil Mohammed A. Al Saleh; Ms Maha Aqeel; Dr Dodik Ariyanto; Mr Ahmed Fahour; Senator the Honourable Concetta Fierravanti-Wells; Mr Ammanul Haq; Mr Ridwaan Jadwat; Mr Ahmad Madani; Mr Chris Moraitis; Mr Greg Ralph; His Excellency Mr Nadjib Riphat Kesoema; Professor Amin Saikal AM; Mr Bilal Sasso; Ms Maria Vamvakinou MP; and Mr Peter Varghese AO.
In the afternoon, the Governor-General received the Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China, His Excellency Mr Zhaoxu Ma.