Diplomats of 51 countries pay tributes to Sushma Swaraj at UN

Diplomats of 51 countries have written separate condolence messages for veteran BJP leader and India’s former External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj who died on late Tuesday evening in New Delhi. The diplomats of these countries have written their messages in a book. This was arranged by the Permanent Mission of India at the United Nations.

In a tweet, India’s Ambassador and Permanent Representative at the United Nations Syed Akbaruddin said, “In diplomacy, words matter. Diplomats from all across the world record condolences on the sad demise of Madam Sushma Swaraj.”

The tweet also features a 2.20 minute long video where diplomats of 51 countries from across the world are writing their messages for Sushma Swaraj and her family.

These countries include: Russia, Germany, Canada, Australia, Italy, Switzerland, Argentina, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Botswana, Brazil, South Korea, Egypt, Fiji, Georgia, Ghana, Kenya, Malaysia, Maldives, Malta, Myanmar, Nepal, New Zealand, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, Israel, the UAE, among others.

Sushma Swaraj served as India’s external affairs minister in the first Narendra Modi government between 2014 and 2019. She was among the seniormost leaders of the Modi government.

As India’s external affairs minister, she brought in a human touch in engaging with fellow citizens in resolving their problems. She is widely praised for using Twitter to this end and promptly responding to people’s queries on the social media platform and instructing the Ministry of External Affairs to address them.

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