Letters of credence of the new ambassadors of eight countries were accepted by the President in the ceremony, which took place in Alexander Hall in the Grand Kremlin Palace:
Mustafa Kamal Kazi – Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan to Russia,
Robert James Tyson – Ambassador of Australia to Russia,
Amir Hussain Sikder – Ambassador of the People's Republic of Bangladesh to Russia,
Mohamad Halis – Ambassador of Malaysia to Russia,
Hiranya Lal Shrestha – Ambassador of the Kingdom of Nepal to Russia,
Gholan-Reza Ansari – Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Iran to Russia,
Apas Jumagulov – Ambassador of the Kyrgyz Republic to Russia,
Enver Halilovic – Ambassador of Bosnia and Herzegovina to Russia.
Vladimir Putin wished the new representatives of foreign states interesting work in Russia.