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Envoys of Seven Nations Present Credentials to President of India through Video Conferencing

Newdelhi:21/5/20: The President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind accepted credentials from Ambassadors and High Commissioners of Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Senegal, Trinidad & Tobago, Mauritius, Australia, Cote d’Ivoire and Rwanda through video conference today (May 21, 2020).

This was the first time in the history of Rashtrapati Bhavan that credentials were presented through the digital medium. The President remarked that digital technology has enabled the world to overcome the challenges posed by COVID-19 and carry out its functions in an innovative manner. In this regard, he called the digitally-enabled credentials ceremony a special day in India’s engagement with the diplomatic community in New Delhi. He further noted that India remains committed to harnessing the limitless possibilities of the digital pathway for the advancement of its people and the world at large.

Addressing the envoys, President Kovind said that the Covid-19 pandemic posed an unprecedented challenge to the global community, and the crisis called for greater global co-operation. He pointed out that India has been at the forefront of extending support to fellow nations in fighting the pandemic.

The Ambassadors/High Commissioners who presented their credentials were: –

  1. Mr. Choe Hui Chol, Ambassador of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea
  2. Mr. Abdoul Wahab Haidara, Ambassador of the Republic of Senegal
  3. Dr. Roger Gopaul, High Commissioner of the Republic of Trinidad & Tobago
  4. Mrs. Santi Bai Hanoomanjee, High Commissioner of the Republic of Mauritius
  5. Mr. Barry Robert O’Farrell, High Commissioner of Australia
  6. M. N’DRY Eric Camille, Ambassador of the Republic of Cote d’Ivoire
  7. Ms. Jacqueline Mukangira, High Commissioner of the Republic of Rwanda

Today’s event has added a new dimension to India’s digital diplomacy initiatives.

About Ashok Palit

Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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