New Indian ambassador to take charge on Monday


Abu Dhabi: New Indian Ambassador to the UAE Navdeep Singh Suri is expected to assume his office in Abu Dhabi on Monday.

Suri was scheduled to arrive in the UAE Sunday midnight, a senior diplomat told Gulf News on Sunday.

When the ambassador-designate arrives in the designated country, he automatically assumes his office. “There is no need of any other [immediate] formalities,” said Neeta Bhushan, Charge d’affairs at the Indian Embassy in Abu Dhabi.

He will submit his credentials to the UAE Government in due course.

India announced Suri as the new ambassador to the UAE on October 17. He is replacing T.P. Seetharam who retired from service in August.

He was serving as the Indian High Commissioner to Australia before this assignment. A senior diplomat, generally in the rank of an ambassador, is called a high commissioner in member countries of the Commonwealth of Nations, a voluntary association of 52 independent and sovereign states, mostly former British colonies.


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