Last Tuesday, the President of the Republic, Nicolás Maduro, received His Excellency Abhishek Singh, Ambassador of India in Venezuela, who presented credentials to the Venezuelan head of state to begin his diplomatic mission in Venezuelan territory.
Singh has extensive experience in the field of foreign affairs in his country, has served as Director (Eastern and Southern Africa) of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the government of India, Deputy Head of Mission of the Embassy of India in Berlin from August 2016 to December 2017 and deputy head of the Indian Mission in Kabul from which he was transferred to Bolívar’s homeland.
Recibí del excelentísimo Abhishek Singh, sus Cartas Credenciales que lo acreditan como Embajador designado de la República de la India ante nuestro país. Consolidamos relaciones bilaterales de profunda cordialidad, cooperación y respeto a la autodeterminación de nuestros pueblos. pic.twitter.com/aj05ogRg2Q
— Nicolás Maduro (@NicolasMaduro) August 11, 2020
Venezuela and India have worked together since 1959, and they have developed agreements in energy, trade, industry, education, health and technology matters. Both countries are members of various international organizations such as the UN, NAM, among others.
#FOTOS | Presidente @NicolasMaduro
recibió las cartas credenciales del embajador designado de la República de la India 🇮🇳 Abhishek Singh, en el Palacio de Miraflores.#UniónYLuchaConElPueblo pic.twitter.com/Sq5x8Uytxf
— Cancillería Venezuela 🇻🇪 (@CancilleriaVE) August 11, 2020
In addition, since September 2017, President Nicolás Maduro ordered the implementation of a new international payment system that includes the rupee as a currency accepted by the Central Bank of Venezuela along with other currencies of allied countries.
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