Will work to strengthen partnership with Bangladesh: Doraiswami

Indian High Commissioner-designate to Bangladesh Vikram Kumar Doraiswami on Monday said he would work on strengthening partnership with Bangladesh for mutual benefit.


“Bangladesh is the nearest neighbour and friend of India. I’ll work on how the partnership with Bangladesh can be enhanced,” he told reporters stepping into Bangladesh.


The Indian diplomat said he would listen to people’s expectations in Bangladesh and convey those messages to their leadership.


He said the Indian northeast states are important for building stronger friendship between the two countries.


Doraiswami laid emphasis on enhancing trade and commerce through utilising river and road communication.


“I’m delighted to get the opportunity to work for further improvement of our relations,” he said.


The Indian High Commissioner-designate also paid tributes to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. He placed wreath at the portrait of Bangabandhu at Bangabandhu Memorial Museum in the city.


The Indian diplomat arrived in Bangladesh through Brahmanbaria’s Akhaura International Immigration Checkpost on Monday morning.


Akhaura UNO Mohammad Nur-e-Alam, among others, welcomed him upon his arrival.


He is expected to take up the assignment shortly after handing over credentials to President Abdul Hamid.


Doraiswami was an additional secretary at the Ministry of External Affairs, India.


Immediate-past Indian High Commissioner to Bangladesh Riva Ganguly Das has resumed her office at the MEA.


“Honoured and delighted to join today as Secretary in the Ministry of External Affairs. Look forward to this new role dealing with some of the most dynamic regions of the world,” she tweeted after joining the office.


Riva Ganguly, who arrived in Dhaka on March 1 last year, returned to New Delhi couple of days back.


Source: United News of Bangladesh