The President of India Ram Nath Kovind accepted credentials from Heads of Mission from New Zealand, the United Kingdom and Uzbekistan today through video conferencing. David Pine, High Commissioner of New Zealand; Sir Philip Barton, High Commissioner of the United Kingdom; and Akhatov Dilshod Khamidovich, Ambassador of the Republic of Uzbekistan presented the credentials virtually.
This was the second time that the credentials were presented virtually in Rashtrapati Bhavan due to the Coronavirus outbreak.
President Kovind conveyed his wishes to the envoys on their appointment. He noted that India had deep-rooted ties with all the three countries and was privileged to share a common outlook on key global issues with them. The President stated that India was at the forefront of ongoing international efforts to defeat the pandemic. Further, he emphasized that as a member of the UN Security Council, India looked forward to working with the international community to strengthen global peace and prosperity.
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