Pledging India's commitment to the United Nations, new permanent representative Syed Akbaruddin assured Secretary General Ban Ki-moon of his support in helping the world body achieve its goals.
While presenting his credentials to Ban as India's new permanent representative to the United Nations, Mr Akbaruddin also promised him of his full support in the body's quest for peaceful political solutions for all the problems.
Receiving the credentials, Ban welcomed his appointment as the top Indian diplomat to the United Nations and appreciated the significant role India plays at the powerful world body as a long-trusted partner of multilateral system.
Mr Akbaruddin is India's 21st Permanent Representative at the United Nations and succeeds Asoke Mukerji who demitted office on December 31.
Mr Akbaruddin had previously served at the Indian Mission to the United Nations as First Secretary during 1995-98 and focused on the UN Security Council Reform and Peace-Keeping.