Media reports regarding recall of Rakesh Sood unfounded: MEA

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New Delhi, Dec 10 (ANI): The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on Friday said the media reports regarding recall of Indian Ambassador to Nepal Rakesh Sood are unfounded, and added that the government has full faith in him.

"The Media reports are unfounded. The Government of India has full confidence in him," said the Ministry of External Affairs Official Spokesperson in a statement in response to questions on media reports regarding recall of Rakesh Sood.

The official spokesperson, had on Thursday in response to a question on inaccurate media report, said: "We have seen a media article which appeared today regarding the alleged unpopularity of the Ambassador of India in Nepal Rakesh Sood."

"Rakesh Sood is a distinguished officer of the Indian Foreign Service who has served with dedication and commitment as India's Ambassador to Nepal since April 2008. During his tenure, bilateral development cooperation and dialogue between the two countries has progressed substantively," the spokesperson added.

The brief statement was in response to a news report published in an english daily 'The Telegraph' from India on Thursday about Sood's likely replacement being the Special Secretary of the Ministry, Jayant Prasad, as ambassador to Nepal. (ANI)

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