India's New Envoy Arun Singh Presents Credentials To Obama

WASHINGTON: Washington: India's new ambassador to the US, Arun Kumar Singh formally presented his credentials to President Barrack Obama at a ceremony in his Oval Office at the White House.

Obama warmly welcomed Singh back to Washington and wished him success in his new responsibilities as India's envoy to the US.

He fondly recalled his visit to India in January and personal friendship with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Singh, in turn, conveyed warm greetings from President Pranab Mukherjee and Modi to him and First Lady Michelle Obama.

Singh said that he was committed to work towards making the India-US strategic partnership global in outlook, strategic in content and transformative for India's development, as decided by the leaders of the two countries in the summits held in September 2014 and January 2015.

Singh was first of the seven new ambassadors to present his credentials at the traditional ceremony that marks the formal beginning of an ambassador's service in Washington.

Singh, who takes the place of S Jaishankar following the latter's elevation as foreign secretary in January, had assumed his new assignment April 30 after presenting a copy of the credentials to the State Department.
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Source: IANS