New Indian ambassador appointed for the UAE
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New Indian ambassador appointed for the UAE

New Indian ambassador appointed for the UAE

Pavan Kapoor is expected to take up the assignment “shortly”

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A new Indian ambassador has been appointed for the UAE, the Indian Ministry of External Affairs said on Wednesday.

Pavan Kapoor is “expected to take up the assignment shortly”, the ministry said.

He will replace Navdeep Suri, who has been in the position since October 2016.

Kapoor, a former Indian Foreign Service officer, will be moving to the UAE from Israel, where he served as the Indian ambassador for three years. He has also held diplomatic posts in Mozambique, Moscow, London and Geneva.

He also held previously worked in the ministry of External Affairs and the Prime Minister’s Office in New Delhi, and served as an international civil servant with the Commonwealth Secretariat in London as political adviser for Asia and Europe.

The UAE and India have been improving bilateral ties in recent years.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi made his third official visit to the UAE earlier this month and held talks with Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi.

Modi was also presented with the UAE’s highest civilian honour, the Order of Zayed, by Sheikh Mohamed.

Read: Video: Indian PM meets Abu Dhabi Crown Prince, receives UAE’s highest civilian honour


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