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New Indian envoy presents his credentials to Nepal President

Naveen Srivastava,
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Kathmandu: Indias new Ambassador to Nepal, Naveen Srivastava, who has arrived in Kathmandu to take up his assignment, presented his letter of credence to President Bidhya Devi Bhandari on Thursday.

At a function at the President’s office, Srivastava presented his credentials where senior officials from the government of Nepal and the Indian Embassy in Kathmandu were present.

This will pave the way for Srivastava to work in a full-fledged manner in Kathmandu.

During the meeting, Srivastava conveyed greetings from the President and Prime Minister of India, according to the Indian Embassy in Kathmandu.

Srivastava added that the recent visit of Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba to India and that of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Nepal had imparted renewed momentum to the bilateral relationships between the two neighbouring countries.

He also conveyed his commitment to take forward the friendly relations between the two nations, the Indian Embassy said in a statement.

India had appointed Srivastava as its new Ambassador to Nepal on May 17. He succeeded Vinay Kumar Kwatra, who completed his Nepal assignment in April after he was appointed India’s Foreign Secretary on May 1.

Srivastava was heading the East Asia Division that deals with China, Japan, Korea and Mongolia before his appointment as Ambassador to Nepal.

He also headed the Indian delegation in several rounds of diplomatic talks with China on the eastern Ladakh border row. Srivastava, a 1994 batch of Indian Foreign Service officer, had previously served as the Indian Ambassador to Cambodia from 2015-17.

He also served in Washington, Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong in various capacities.

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