India names new envoy to UgandaBy IANS
Thursday, January 6, 2011
NEW DELHI - Amid burgeoning economic cooperation between India and Uganda, East Africa’s growing economy, the Indian government has appointed S.N. Ray as New Delhi’s envoy in Kampala.
Ray, who is presently joint secretary in the external affairs ministry, will succeed Niraj Srivastava as the the next High Commissioner of India to Uganda.
He is expected to take up his assignment shortly, the external affairs ministry said here Thursday.
Sibabrata Tripathi, presently High Commissioner of India to Kenya, has been concurrently accredited as the next ambassador of India to Somalia with residence in Nairobi, the ministry announced.
The economic ties between India and Uganda, home to a large Indian diaspora, are getting stronger. Last year, Uganda offered India huge tracts of farmland on lease in a bid to expand agricultural cooperation.