The Ministry of Foreign Affairs wishes to advise that, in a virtual meeting held on 31st May, 2021, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Hon. Darren A. Henfield MP, received the Copie d’Usage of High Commissioner- designate of India to the Bahamas, H.E. Masakui Rungsung.
In a brief meeting held after the Minister received the Copie d’Usage both parties acknowledged the 45th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the two countries. The Minister expressed gratitude on behalf of the Government of The Bahamas for the support given by India in the form of vaccines for Covid-19, as well as other medical assistance. He also conveyed thanks to the Government of India for a grant to support community development.
Matters of mutual importance were discussed, such as the encouragement of cultural exchange, improving the promotion of tourism and the need for diversity in the economy Both sides agreed on strengthening bilateral relations, for which technical meetings will be held during the course of the year.
While the presentation of the Copie d’Usage will allow the High Commissioner-designate to undertake activities at the functional level, he will present his Letters of Credence formally to the Governor-General at a later date.