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Sun Weidong appointed China's next Ambassador to India

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has appointed veteran its new to India, in place of Luo Zhaohui, who was recently promoted to the post of

Sun served as the in China's Ministry of before being appointed to the current post. He has also held the post of China's to and holds expertise in the South Asian region.

Vikram Misri, the of to the People's Republic of China, congratulated Sun on his appointment on Wednesday.

"Congratulations to His Excellency Sun Weidong, who has been appointed as the new Ambassador of the People's Republic of #to #- had the opportunity to welcome him home recently in #and wish him all the best for his important mission," Misri tweeted.

The in had also stated that Misri had met Luo -- the newly appointed and former Chinese Ambassador to India -- to "compare notes on the upcoming engagements in bilateral relations."

"Ambassador @VikramMisri met and former Ambassador to India Ambassador congratulated Mr Luo for assuming charge as VFM. The two sides used the opportunity to compare notes on the upcoming engagements in bilateral relations," the Embassy had tweeted on June 9.

The former Chinese Ambassador is said to have played a significant role in dousing tensions between India and during Dokalam standoff and was widely appreciated for his expertise in India and its foreign policy. Luo was also known for his rapport with the political leaders of the country.

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First Published: Wed, June 12 2019. 14:25 IST