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World leaders condole Sushma Swaraj’s demise

United Nations’s General Assembly President Maria Fernanda Espinosa hailed Sushma Swaraj as “an extraordinary woman and leader.” In a tweet, the UNGA President said… Saddened by the news of the passing of @SushmaSwaraj, an extraordinary woman & leader who devoted her life to public service. I had the honor of meeting her in my visits to #India, & will always remember her fondly. My deepest condolences to all of her loved ones.

Nepal Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli expressed grief over the charismatic leader’s death…He said: 

“Deeply shocked to learn of the passing away of Sushma Swaraj. Heartfelt condolences&deepest sympathies to the government and people of India as well as to the bereaved family members”.

Nepal’s Minister for Foreign Affairs Pradeep Kumar Gyawali has said untimely demise of Former External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj is a huge loss for India and Nepal. Talking to our Kathmandu correspondent, he said Swaraj was very trustworthy and a good friend of Nepal and a great diplomat. 

Foreign Minister of Maldives, Abdulla Shahid tweeted:  “Deeply grieved to hear the demise of my good friend Smt #SushmaSawraj; Stateswoman extraordinaire, diplomat par excellence; A warm human being. Key architect of renewed Maldives-India friendship. Sincere condolences to bereaved family and people of India. May she rest in peace!”

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina paid tributes to Swaraj and extended sympathy to her family…”She was a good friend of Bangladesh. With her death, Bangladesh has lost a good friend. Bangladesh will recall her contributions in taking the relationship between the two countries to a new height”

Former Afghan President Hamid Karzai also tweeted his condolences: “Deeply saddened to hear of the loss of Behinji Sushma Swaraj. A tall leader and a great orator and people’s person. My profound condolences to the people of India and her family and [email protected].”

Alexandre Ziegler, the Ambassador of France to India, tweeted

 “My heartfelt condolences to the family & loved ones of former EAM of India, Sushma Swaraj ji. One of India’s most respected leaders, she showed remarkable dedication to serving her fellow citizens & took the Indo-French relationship to new heights.”

Israel’s Ambassador to India, Ron Malka, termed the death of Swaraj a great loss and she was a great friend of his country… Malka added that the late leader played a big role in the remarkable progress in India-Israel relationship.

Vietnam’s Ambassador to India, Pham Sanh Chau, also conveyed the heartfelt condolences on the death of Swaraj, and that his country was grateful for her contribution to India-Vietnam relations…

Bhutan’s Foreign Minister Dr Tandi Dorji and Afghan Foreign Minister Salahuddin Rabbani EXPRESSED condolences on the demise of Sushma Swaraj..

Condolence messages coming in from across the world tell how tall and beloved a leader Sushma Swaraj was.

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