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Briefing Points by MEA Official Spokesperson on taking over of office by External Affairs Minister, Mr. Pranab Mukherjee

New Delhi
October 25, 2006

On taking over office today External Affairs Minister Shri Pranab Mukherjee received calls of felicitations from His Majesty King Jigme Singye Wangchuk of Bhutan, US Secretary of State, Dr. Condoleezza Rice as well as Foreign Minister of Bangladesh, Mr. Morshed Khan. The telephone conversations also covered mutual assurances of close cooperation for further development of bilateral relations.