New Indian High Commissioner arrives in Bangladesh
Dhaka, 5 October 2020: New Indian High Commissioner to Dhaka Vikram Doraiswamy has arrived in Bangladesh. He reached Bangladesh through Akhaura International Immigration Checkpost in Brahmanbaria around 10 am on Monday (October 5). The diplomat is set to replace former Indian High Commissioner Riva Ganguly Das.
Prior to his appointment as High Commissioner to Bangladesh, Vikram Doraiswamy was the Additional Secretary to the Ministry of External Affairs of India.
Before leaving for Dhaka from the check post, High Commissioner Vikram Doraiswamy highlighted the friendly relations between the two countries and told reporters that Bangladesh is India's closest neighbor. I am happy to have the opportunity to work to develop relations with Bangladesh. Now I have come to the Bangladesh border. We will listen to the expectations of Bangladesh and inform the Prime Ministers of both the countries.
"In India, we consider Bangladesh our closest friend," he said. I will work on how to further enhance the partnership with Bangladesh. I will speak after meeting with His Excellency the President. It would be inappropriate to say anything now. Otherwise people will say I am saying more.
The new Indian High Commissioner was welcomed at the check post by Akhaura Upazila Nirbahi Officer Noor Alam, Assistant Superintendent of Police (Kasba Circle) Mizanur Rahman and Akhaura Police Officer-in-Charge (OC) Rasul Ahmad Nizami.