New Delhi, May 21 : In a departure from established norms, President Ram Nath Kovind accepted credentials from Ambassadors and High Commissioners of North Korea, Senegal, Trinidad & Tobago, Mauritius, Australia, Cote d’Ivoire and Rwanda through video conference on Thursday. This was the first time in the annals of the Rashtrapati Bhavan that credentials were presented through the digital medium.
Terming the digitally-enabled credentials ceremony as a "special day in India’s engagement with the diplomatic community" in New Delhi, the President remarked that digital technology has enabled the world to overcome the challenges posed by Covid-19 and carry out its functions in an innovative manner, an official release here said.
He noted that India remains committed to harnessing the limitless possibilities of the digital pathway for the advancement of its people and the world at large. The Ambassadors and High Commissioners who presented their credentials were: Mr Choe Hui Chol, Ambassador of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Mr Abdoul Wahab Haidara, Ambassador of the Republic of Senegal, Dr Roger Gopaul, High Commissioner of the Republic of Trinidad & Tobago, Ms Santi Bai Hanoomanjee, High Commissioner of the Republic of Mauritius, Mr Barry Robert O’Farrell, High Commissioner of Australia, M. N’DRY Eric Camille, Ambassador of the Republic of Cote d’Ivoire and Ms Jacqueline Mukangira, High Commissioner of the Republic of Rwanda. Today’s event has added a new dimension to India’s digital diplomacy initiatives. (UNI)