India’s new envoy promises to promote bilateral partnership



India’s new high commissioner in Dhaka Vikram Kumar Doraiswami has said New Delhi entrusted him with an assignment to nurture bilateral ties with Bangladesh and he would put his best efforts to carry out the mission.

“My colleagues and I will spare no effort to promote this partnership at all levels . . . My government has ordered me to do exactly that,” the envoy said in his first media appearance after reaching Dhaka by road through eastern Akhaura border, reports BSS.

Doraiswami said even the closest of relationships need to be nurtured while “fraternal ties with Bangladesh is one of our highest priorities.”

The envoy’s press briefing at his official India Bhaban residence came shortly after he presented credentials to Bangladesh President Abdul Hamid at Bangabhaban.

He said Bangladesh-India ties “goes beyond even strategic partnerships” as it was based on shared sacrifice, history and culture, and on the uniquely close ties of kinship.

Doraiswami said the mandate which he secured “reflected the approach of our Government, where fraternal ties with Bangladesh is one of our highest priorities.”

“Let me stress that Bangladesh is, was and will always be a very special partner of India,” he said.

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