New Delhi, 22 May 2019

Six new ambassadors presented their credentials to the President of India H. E. Ram Nath Kovind this week during the special ceremony held at the Rashtrapati Bhavan. The countries include Venezuela, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Germany, Colombia and Peru.

The ceremony in which the foreign envoys presented their credential to the Indian President held on 20th in which ambassadors of Venezuela & Panama and High commissioner of Papua New Guinea were present and on 21st May where ambassadors of  Germany, Colombia and Peru did the honour.

Venezuelan Ambassador H.E. Ms Coromoto Godoy Calderon


The Ambassador of Panama, H.E. Mr. Muhamad Talha Hajee Hajee


The High Commissioner of Papua New Guinea, H.E. Mr Paulias Korni


The Ambassador-designate of Germany, H.E. Mr Walter Johannes Lindner

The German ambassador believes that India with 1.4 billion people must have a permanent seat in the UN Security Council.

The Ambassador-designate of Colombia, H.E. Mr Alvaro Sandoval Bernal

During the ceremony, President Kovind highlighted the potential for bilateral cooperation in the aerospace sector while describing doubling the scholarships for Colombians in various areas of technical training, reaching 100 annual seats, through its Economic Cooperation Program. 

While Ambassador Sandoval mentioned about the importance of signing and implementing the Joint Interpretative Declaration to the Agreement for the Reciprocal Protection of Investments, in October 2018 and the opportunities to invest Colombia. The Ambassador recalled the launch of the first satellite of Colombia in November 2018 which was made possible in collaboration with the Space Research Organization of India. Ambassador believes there could be many possibilities in the sectors of information technologies and artificial intelligence


The Ambassador of Peru, H.E. Mr Carlos Rafael Polo Castaneda presenting his credential to the President

The Peruvian envoy mentioned, “Peru and India share 56 years of bilateral relations amalgamated with a strong cultural, archaeological and anthropological richness which heavily contributes to creating a robust cooperation strategy for both the countries.” He further added, “I assure that the embassy will work hard in order to strengthen the ties between the two countries.”

News Desk, 


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