Arun Kumar Sahu

‘diversity is our strength’: New Indian High Commissioner to Trinidad and Tobago Arun Kumar Sahu speaks to the Sunday Express during an interview at the high commission’s offices in Port of Spain, last Thursday.

—Photo: STEPHEN DOOBAY

NEW High Commissioner of India to Trinidad and Tobago Arun Kumar Sahu is hoping to do more than just strengthen his country’s bilateral relationship with Trinidad and Tobago in political, economic, cultural, scientific and other fields.

The 19th high commissioner from India to this country is also enthusiastic about working with young people. The career diplomat spoke with the Sunday Express last Thursday at the commission’s Victoria Avenue, Port of Spain, offices where he also shared his love of cricket, culture and people.

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