Beijing, Jan 31: Chi on Wednesday congratulated former Indian envoy Vijay Gokhale on becoming India’s Foreign Secretary — the country’s top diplomat— and hoped that ties between the two countries will move forward.
Chi lauds new Indian Foreign Secretary Gokhale
Gokhale, who served as India’s Ambassador to Chi until October last year, played a crucial role in resolving the worst-in-decades military stand-off at Doklam.
Gokhale, an old “Chi hand” and a Mandarin speaker, took over as Foreign Secretary on Monday, succeeding S. Jaishankar who has also served as India’s envoy in Chi.
Gokhale was succeeded by Gautam Bambawale, a former Indian envoy to Pakistan. He too is well versed with Chi. (IANS)