Will further cement fraternal ties with Bangladesh: New Indian envoy

Further consolidating India’s fraternal relations with Bangladesh at all levels will be his top priority, the new Indian envoy here has said as he termed the existing bilateral ties “beyond the strategic partnership”.

High Commissioner Vikram Kumar Doraiswami, in his first media appearance on Thursday night after reaching the Bangladeshi capital by road through the eastern Akhaura frontier on October 5, said that New Delhi has entrusted him with an assignment to nurture the bilateral ties with Bangladesh and he would put his best efforts to carry out the mission.

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

He said the 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 are one of our highest priorities.

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