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China appoints veteran diplomat Sun Weidong as new envoy to India

Press Trust of India  |  Beijing 

has appointed veteran Sun Weidong, an expert in South Asian affairs and worked closely with S during his tenure as in Beijing, as its new to

Sun, who also served as the to Pakistan, is currently the of the of the

He will succeed Luo Zhaohui, who has been appointed as

An agreement has been conveyed by to on Sun's appointment, officials here told

Indian to China, congratulated Sun on his appointment through a tweet.

"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 said.

Sun who specialises in China and relations interacted closely with during his tenure in as the Indian ambassador from 2009 to 2013.

Sun was the during the tenure of

Misri also called on Luo who took over as the (WFM) of China.

"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 here said in a tweet earlier.

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First Published: Wed, June 12 2019. 10:35 IST