On 21 May 2020, Ambassadors of North Korea, Senegal, Côte d’Ivoire and High Commissioners of Trinidad and Tobago, Mauritius, Australia and Rwanda presented credentials to President Ram Nath Kovind via video-conferencing. The credential ceremony was conducted from the South Block as the envoys stood in front of a large screen one after another. This exercise was conducted as a usual credential ceremony in Rashtrapati Bhawan could not be arranged due to the spread of COVID-19.
The Ambassadors/High Commissioners who presented their credentials were: Choe Hui Chol, Ambassador of North Korea; Abdoul Wahab Haidara, Ambassador of Senegal; Roger Gopaul, High Commissioner of the Republic of Trinidad & Tobago; Santi Bai Hanoomanjee, High Commissioner of the Republic of Mauritius; Barry Robert O’Farrell, High Commissioner of Australia; Jacqueline Mukangira, High Commissioner of Rwanda.
President Kovind stated that digital technology has allowed the world to overcome the challenges posed by COVID-19 and carry out its functions in a rather inventive manner.