Special Correspondent, Dhaka, 5 October : Indian High Commissioner-designate to Bangladesh Vikram Kumar Doraiswami on Monday said, “We consider Bangladesh as our closest friend. Bangladesh is the nearest neighbour and friend of India. I will work on how the partnership with Bangladesh can be enhanced.”
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 utilizing river and road communication.
“I’m delighted to get the opportunity to work for further improvement of our relations,” he said.
The Indian diplomat arrived 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 said Bangladesh Riva Ganguly Das 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 here on March 1 in 2019, returned to New Delhi couple of days back.