Envoys of twelve nations present credentials to President Patil

   Apr 24, 8:50 pm

New Delhi, Apr 24 (ANI): Envoys of twelve nations presented their credentials to the President Pratibha Devisingh Patil at a ceremony at the Rashtrapati Bhavan here on Tuesday.

The envoys, who presented their credentials were, Ioannis E. Raptakis, the Ambassador of Greece, Larbi Reffouh, the Ambassador of Morocco, Ali Illiassou, the Ambassador of Niger, Aashna Wandani Radha Kanhai, the Ambassador of Suriname, Waven Winslow William, the High Commissioner of Seychelles, Susan Yoyo Sikaneta, the High Commissioner of Zambia, Feilim McLaughlin, the Ambassador of Ireland, Sanjaasuren Bayaraa, the Ambassador of Mongolia, Linus von Castelmur, the Ambassador of Switzerland, Maria Michael, the High Commissioner of Cyprus, Alexandre Cece Loua, the Ambassador of Guinea and Nancy J. Powell, the Ambassador of the United States of America.

Welcoming the envoys, President Patil said the global financial crises and developments in the Euro Zone along with political strife and violence have generated a plethora of political and economic issues.

"Improved financial governance, employment generation, promoting trade and investments are essential," she felt.

The President said that the world is faced with the growing pressures on the Earth's resources and issues related to environment protection and climate change.

"In such a scenario, it is very important to work together and have institutions in which the voices of all, particularly those of developing countries find expression," she added.

The President also said that India is willing to share her development experiences and her expertise with other countries in particular in the context of South-South Co-operation.

The credential presentation ceremony was attended by the senior members of the Missions, senior officials of the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) and Rashtrapati Bhavan. (ANI)

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