India's new envoy Gautam Bambawale presents credentials to Pak President

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Islamabad, Feb 9: Indian High Commissioner to Pakistan Gautam Bambawale on Tuesday presented his credentials to President Mamnoon Hussain who reaffirmed his country's resolve to fight terrorism.

Bambawale who arrived here on January 12 to take up new position, had a brief meeting with the President Hussain and exchanged views on different issues of bilateral importance.

Indian High Commissioner to Pakistan Gautam Bambawale

The President highlighted the immense sacrifices made by Pakistan in the fight against terrorism. Hussain promised that "fight against militants will continue till complete elimination of the menace."

He also said that, "Pakistan wants to have good relationship with all countries." Ambassador of Iraq, Afghanistan, Thailand and Czech Republic also separately called on the president and presented their papers.

Bambawale, an IFS officer of 1984-batch, replaced T C A Raghavan. Bambawale has worked in Germany, US and China. In 2007, he became the first Consul General of India in Guangzhou, China.

Before taking up posting in Bhutan in 2014, he has held charge of Joint Secretary (East Asia) in the ministry headquarters from December, 2009 to July, 2014, responsible for relations with China, Japan and South Korea, among others.

PTI

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