New Delhi: President Ram Nath Kovind on Wednesday accepted credentials from envoys of Switzerland, Malta and Botswana in a virtual ceremony.
Ambassador of Switzerland Ralf Heckner, High Commissioner of Malta Reuben Gauci and High Commissioner of Botswana Gilbert Shimane Mangole presented their credentials to the President.
Speaking on the occasion, President Kovind conveyed his good wishes to the envoys on their appointment.
He noted that India has enjoyed warm and friendly relations with all the three countries and that our ties were deeply rooted in a common vision of peace and prosperity. He also thanked their Governments for supporting India’s candidature for the non-permanent seat of UN Security Council for the term 2021-22.
President Kovind remarked that the Covid-19 pandemic has underscored the need for greater global cooperation to ensure our collective health and economic well-being. He further expressed his optimism that the international community will soon find a solution to the pandemic and will emerge stronger and more resilient from the crisis.