Indian envoy Puri presents letters of credence to President

KATHMANDU: Newly appointed Indian Ambassador to Nepal, Manjeev Singh Puri, on Sunday presented his letters of credence to President Bidya Devi Bhandari at the Sheetal Niwas in Kathmandu.

Puri had arrived in Kathmandu yesterday to take up his new assignment.

Puri’s predecessor Ranjit Rae had completed his term on February 28.

India had appointed Puri as its 24th envoy to Nepal on March 11.

Before being assigned to Kathmandu mission, he was the Ambassador to the European Union, Belgium and Luxembourg.

Born in 1959, Puri had joined the Indian Foreign Service in 1982.

Prior to Brussels, he was Ambassador and Deputy Permanent Representative of India to the United Nations in New York from 2009 to 2013. He was a senior member of India’s Security Council team in 2011 and 2012, when India served on the Security Council.

South African envoys also presents credentials

Meanwhile, the Non-residential Ambassador of South Africa to Nepal, Robina Patricia Marks, also submitted her credentials to President Bhandari at the same function.