Newly-appointed Indian envoy submits credentials to President Bhandari

Published On: March 6, 2020 09:38 AM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, March 6: The newly-appointed Indian Ambassador to Nepal, Vinay Mohan Kwatra presented his credentials to President Bidya Devi Bhandari amidst a special ceremony held at the President’s Office in Shital Niwas on Thursday. 

After submitting his credentials to President Bhandari, Ambassador Kwarta has already started holding courtesy calls on Nepalese political leaders. On Thursday itself, Ambassador Kwarta paid a courtesy call on Vice President Nanda Bahadur Pun at the latter’s office. 

He also called on Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Defense, Ishwar Pokharel. 

Ambassador Kwatra is the 25th Ambassador of India to Nepal. 

He succeeds Ambassador Manjeev Singh Puri, who completed his tour of duty earlier in December.

Kwarta arrived in Kathmandu on March 1 to take up his diplomatic assignment. He was appointed as the next Ambassador of India to Nepal by Ministry of External Affairs of India on January 30.

Kwatra has the experience of working in the UNO and various diplomatic missions to the USA, China and France.

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