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Delhi seeks Dhaka's nod for Tharoor

The Indian envoy exchanged views with Foreign Minister Morshed Khan on candidature scenario.

india Updated: Jul 03, 2006 12:11 IST

India has sought Bangladesh's nod in favour of Shashi Tharoor, New Delhi's candidate for Secretary General of the United Nations.

Indian High Commissioner to Bangladesh Veena Sikri sought Dhaka's support during a meeting with Foreign Minister M Morshed Khan, the Bangladesh Observer reported.

Sikri informed the foreign minister that India has nominated Tharoor, the UN under secretary general for communications and public information, as its candidate when the two exchanged views on UN reforms and the candidature scenario.

It is Asia's turn to hold the high post when Kofi Annan steps down later this year. There are other Asian candidates too in the fray.