President Murmu is presented with credentials by representatives of India’s principal allies.
The newly appointed ambassadors of Bangladesh, Japan, the Maldives, and the United Arab Emirates were among those who submitted their credentials.
On Monday, President Droupadi Murmu received credentials from five ambassadors, including the representatives of four of India’s most important allies.
The newly appointed ambassadors of Bangladesh, Japan, the Maldives, and the United Arab Emirates were among those who submitted their credentials (UAE). During the ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhavan, the new Latvian envoy also gave a presentation of his credentials.
The new high commissioner of Bangladesh, Md Mustafizur Rahman, was appointed to New Delhi after serving as the UN’s permanent representative in Geneva.
Rahman is a career foreign service officer who is a member of the 11th batch of the foreign affairs cadre of the Bangladesh Civil Service (BCS). In addition to serving as the high commissioner to Singapore, he has held several positions in Bangladesh’s missions in Paris, New York, Geneva, and Kolkata.
The next Japanese ambassador, Hiroshi Suzuki, had worked as Shinzo Abe’s executive secretary and attended all of the discussions between the late prime minister and Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Suzuki has held diplomatic posts in South Korea, Iran, Italy, and the United States during the course of his lengthy career.
Ibrahim Shaheeb, the Maldives’ next high commissioner, is a career diplomat who formerly worked as the foreign ministry’s chief of protocol and additional secretary. He formerly held the position of deputy chief of mission at the high commission in India from 2007 to 2008 before being moved to India. Prior to that, he served as the high commissioner to Singapore at the Maldives permanent mission to the UN (2002–03).
Between 2013 and 2015, Shaheeb also worked as the Maldives’ home ministry’s permanent secretary.
Hussain Abdulnasser Jamal The new UAE ambassador, Mohammed Alshaali, formerly worked as the foreign ministry’s assistant minister for economic and commercial affairs as well as the G20’s deputy sherpa. The new Latvian ambassador is Juris Bone.
In India’s “Neighborhood First” strategy, Bangladesh and the Maldives are given special consideration, and they have profited greatly from development aid. Japan and the UAE are strategic allies of India and are participants in important organisations like the I2U2 and the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue.