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23-Oct-2017 Dhaka

Bangladesh gets priority among all neighbours : Sushma Swaraj

Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Monday said that Bangladesh gets priority among all of India's neighbours and bilateral ties were moving ahead at a fast pace.She also laid emphasis on investing in youth saying they are the future leaders of...

22-Oct-2017 Dhaka

India, Bangladesh review bilateral ties

Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and her Bangladeshi counterpart Abul Hassan Mahmood Ali on Sunday co-chaired the India-Bangladesh Joint Consultative Committee meeting here.They "reviewed various aspects of bilateral relations", the Indian High...

14-Oct-2017 Ahmedabad

BJP not anti-women, says Sushma, criticises Rahul for RSS remarks

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Saturday slammed the opposition for terming the BJP an "anti-women party" and also criticized Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi for his comment that women played second fiddle in the RSS.At a 'Mahila Town Hall' here,...

11-Oct-2017 New Delhi

Sushma Swaraj helps Russian tourist begging for alms

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has come to the aid of a Russian national, who had to resort to seeking alms at a temple in Tamil Nadu after finding that his debit card ATM PIN had got locked."Evangelin -- Your country Russia is our time tested friend....

01-Oct-2017 New Delhi

Sushma appeals for help to find deaf-mute girl's parents

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Sunday made a fervent appeal to the public to help locaate the parents of Geeta, a deaf and mute 25-year-old Indian woman who was brought back two years ago after having inadvertently crossed over to Pakistan over a...

24-Sep-2017 United Nations

Pakistan invokes Arundhati Roy to attack Sushma Swaraj's UN speech

Pakistan has invoked acclaimed Indian novelist Arundhati Roy to attack External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj's UN General Assembly speech where she denounced Islamabad as the "world's greatest exporter of havoc, death and inhumanity"."Much of what is in the...

23-Sep-2017 United Nations

Sushma Swaraj cheered as she speaks in Hindi at General Assembly

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj was cheered from the floor and the Indian guests in the visitors gallery as she strode wearing her trademark saffron saree on to the stage with a gilded background in the wood-panelled General Assembly building.As she spoke...

22-Sep-2017 New York

Threats endangering South Asia's peace on rise : Sushma Swaraj

In a veiled reference to Pakistan, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has said that threats and incidents endangering South Asia's peace and stability are on the rise."Regional prosperity, connectivity and cooperation can take place only in an atmosphere...

21-Sep-2017 New York

Sushma has 'warm encounter' with Japanese PM

Exactly a week after the ground-breaking ceremony of the Japan-aided Ahmedabad-Mumbai high speed rail project in India, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj had a "warm encounter" with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe here on Thursday on the sidelines of...

21-Sep-2017 United Nations

Build anti-terrorism into SCO framework: Sushma Swaraj

The eight members of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) should strengthen coordination against terrorism and build it into its framework, India's External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said here.Speaking at the ministerial meeting of the SCO on...

21-Sep-2017 New York

Sushma Swaraj, Afghan President discuss boosting strategic partnership

India's External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani discussed on Wednesday ways to boost strategic partnership between the two nations.External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said in a tweet, "Boosting strategic...

20-Sep-2017 New York

Sushma met Brazilian, Saudi Arabian counterparts at UNGA

Continuing with her hectic diplomatic engagements, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Wednesday held bilateral meetings with her counterparts from three countries, including Brazil and Saudi Arabia, on the sidleines of the UN General Assembly Session here."Strengthening...

20-Sep-2017 New York

India will work above, beyond Paris Agreement: Sushma Swaraj

India will work above and beyond the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has said while stressing that living in harmony with nature is central to the ethos of India.At a meeting of select leaders convened by UN Secretary...

19-Sep-2017 United Nations

Sushma Swaraj meets PM of Bhutan, Bangladesh

India's External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj met with Prime Ministers Sheikh Hasina of Bangladesh and Tshering Tobgay of Bhutan and five Foreign Ministers in interactions that mostly focused on bilateral issues, according to a ministry spokesperson.Raveesh...

18-Sep-2017 New York

India, US, Japan call for respecting territorial integrity

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj kicked off her week of high-level diplomacy here on Monday with a trilateral meeting with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono at which the three leaders called for respecting sovereignty...

18-Sep-2017 United Nations

Sushma Swaraj arrives in New York for UNGA session

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has arrived here to attend the annual UN General Assembly (UNGA) session. She will hold a high level meeting with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida on Monday.Following the trilateral...

09-Sep-2017 New Delhi

Sushma meets Sri Lankan Foreign Minister

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Saturday held a meeting with visiting Sri Lankan Foreign Minister Tilak Marapana."Building upon a close & historical bilateral relationship. EAM @SushmaSwaraj met Sri Lankan Foreign Affairs Minister Tilak Marapana...

01-Sep-2017 Colombo

Sushma Swaraj meets Sri Lankan President

Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Friday met Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena here and discussed issues of bilateral interest."Meeting with the leadership... discusses bilateral issues of mutual collaboration," Indian External Affairs...

27-Aug-2017 Mumbai

India rescued 80,000 distressed citizens in 3 years : Sushma Swaraj

As many as 80,000 distressed Indians were rescued safely from different countries in three years since the NDA government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi took office, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said on Sunday."The MEA now has a humane face......

27-Aug-2017 Mumbai

Sushma Swaraj inaugurates India's first 'Videsh Bhavan' in Mumbai

Signalling a significant new era in cooperation with states, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj inaugurated the country's first Videsh Bhavan, assimilating all Regional Passport Offices and allied departments under a single roof, at the Bandra Kurla Complex...

11-Aug-2017 Kathmandu

Amid Doklam standoff, Sushma Swaraj meets Bhutanese Foreign Minister

Amid the ongoing standoff between Indian and Chinese troops on the Doklam plateau, Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj met with "close friend and neighbour" Bhutan's Foreign Minister Damcho Dorji here on Friday."Time with a close friend and neighbour....

10-Aug-2017 Kathmandu

Sushma Swaraj attends BIMSTEC Ministerial Meeting

Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Thursday attended the inaugural session of the two-day 15th BIMSTEC Ministerial Meeting here that was inaugurated by Nepal Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba."Building on shared histories & values. EAM @SushmaSwaraj...

03-Jul-2017 New Delhi

Sushma Swaraj meets visiting Nepal Deputy Prime Minister

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Monday met Nepalese Deputy Prime Minister Krishna Bahadur Mahara, who is on a visit to India from July 2-4, an official said.This is the first high-level visit from Nepal after the formation of new government led by...

03-Jul-2017 New Delhi

Sushma Swaraj meets Belarus minister Vitaly Vovk

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Monday met Belarus Industry Minister Vitaly Vovk and discussed issues of mutual interest, including the upcoming visit to India of Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko, an official said."Both ministers discussed issues...

23-Jun-2017 New Delhi

Indian passports to be bilingual : Sushma Swaraj

Indian passports will henceforth be in both English and Hindi and 10 per cent discount will be given in passport fees to applicants below the age of eight and above 60, the government announced on Friday."From now on, all Indian passports will be in Hindi and...

17-Jun-2017 New Delhi/Mumbai

Rumours, says Sushma Swaraj on her name figuring in Presidential race

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, considered a possible contender in the Presidential race, on Saturday sought to suggest that she was not in it as BJP President Amit Shah said "all names" would be considered, a day before he meets Shiv Sena chief Uddhav...

17-Jun-2017 New Delhi

Government announces 149 new Post Office Passport Seva Kendras

No Indian will have to travel more than 50 km to get their passport, as the government is planning to set up a comprehensive network of Passport Seva Kendras (PSK) across the nation, with major post offices to also provide the service, External Affairs...

05-Jun-2017 New Delhi

India signed Paris pact not for money : Sushma Swaraj

India on Monday said it had been engaged in preserving environment for 5,000 years, dismissing US President Donald Trump's charges that it signed the Paris pact to get "billions and billions and billions" of dollars from developed nations."This is completely...

25-May-2017 New Delhi

Amid Jadhav tension, Sushma thanks Pakistan for Uzma's return

India-Pakistan diplomatic relations may be at a low over alleged spy Kulbhushan Jadhav and cross-border firings, but External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Thursday was at her diplomatic best when she thanked Islamabad for making possible the return of Uzma Ahmed...

18-May-2017 New Delhi

India will do everything to save Jadhav : Sushma Swaraj

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Thursday welcomed the International Court of Justice's verdict on Kulbhusban Jadhav, and said that India would leave no stone unturned to save him."I assure the nation that under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra...

09-May-2017 New Delhi

Sushma Swaraj discusses bilateral cooperation with Dutch counterpart

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Tuesday held discussions on bilateral cooperation with her Dutch counterpart Bert Koenders."The two leaders expressed satisfaction at the upswing in bilateral relations in recent years. They also exchanged views on regional...

09-May-2017 New Delhi

Sushma Swaraj meets Dutch Foreign Minister

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Tuesday held discussions on bilateral cooperation with Dutch Foreign Minister Bert Koenders."Hosting a valued partner. EAM @SushmaSwaraj & Bert Koenders, Foreign Minister of the Netherlands, discuss bilateral coop'n,"...

01-May-2017 New Delhi

India, Turkey sign three agreements

India and Turkey on Monday signed three agreements following delegation-level talks headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan here."#IndiaTurkey sign three agreements in the fields of ICT, training and culture," External...

28-Apr-2017 New Delhi

Sushma Swaraj calls on Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiade

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Friday called on Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades who is on a five day visit to India."Intensifying cooperation with Cyprus. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj calls on President Nicos Anastasiades, discusses...

26-Apr-2017 New Delhi

Sri Lankan PM meets Sushma Swaraj

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Wednesday here called upon visiting Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe."Visit of a special partner. Sri Lankan PM Wickremesinghe arrives in Delhi on April 25, meets EAM Sushma Swaraj today (Wednesday)," External...

19-Apr-2017 New Delhi

Sushma Swaraj meets Canadian Defence Minister

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Tuesday held a meeting with visiting Canadian Defence Minister Harjit Singh Sajjan here."EAM @SushmaSwaraj meets with Canadian Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan in Delhi today," External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Gopal...

18-Apr-2017 New Delhi

Sushma Swaraj calls on Nepal President

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj called on Nepal President Bidhya Devi Bhandari, now on an official visit to the country, here on Tuesday."Shaping our shared historical and cultural linkages. EAM @SushmaSwaraj calls on President Bidya Devi Bhandari at...

11-Apr-2017 New Delhi

Zambian's student death in Gujarat a suicide : Sushma Swaraj

A Zambian student, who was found dead in Gujarat last week, had committed suicide, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said on Tuesday."I have got the report on the death of a Zambian national Zite Shakala from Government of Gujarat."Police investigations...

07-Apr-2017 New Delhi

Sushma Swaraj calls on Bangladesh PM

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj called on visiting Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina here on Friday."First engagement for the honoured guest. EAM @SushmaSwaraj calls on Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at Rashtrapati Bhavan," External Affairs Ministry...

05-Apr-2017 New Delhi

India terms statement of African envoys 'unfortunate, surprising'

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Wednesday refuted allegations that adequate steps were not taken regarding the attack on Nigerian nationals in Greater Noida and termed the statement by African envoys in the matter as "unfortunate and surprising".She...

03-Apr-2017 New Delhi

Sushma Swaraj meets Oman Foreign Minister

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Monday met Omani Foreign Affairs Mninister Yousuf bin Alawi bin Abdullah here."Meeting a close partner from Muscat," External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Gopal Baglay tweeted.Abdullah, who arrived here on Sunday, is...

03-Apr-2017 New Delhi

Iran releases 15 Indian fishermen : Sushma Swaraj

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Monday said that Iran has released 15 Indian fishermen who were detained with their Bahraini boats last year."I am happy to inform that Iran has released our 15 fishermen from Tamil Nadu. They were detained with their...

01-Apr-2017 New Delhi

Sushma Swaraj calls on Malaysian PM Razak

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Saturday called on visiting Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak."Namaskar Malaysia. EAM Sushma Swaraj calls on PM Najib Razak ahead of extensive bilateral engagements planned during the day," External Affairs Ministry...

30-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Indian IT firms generating, not stealing, jobs in US : Sushma Swaraj

The Indian information technology (IT) companies operating in the US are generating jobs and not stealing jobs of the Americans, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said on Thursday."We are not just talking with the US authorities (on H-1B visas), we...

23-Mar-2017 New Delhi

No need to worry about H1B visa issue for now : Sushma Swaraj

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Thursday said there was no reason to worry about the curbs on H1B visas or the job security of Indian IT professionals working in the US for the time being as the Indian government is in talks with the US regarding this."Currently...

20-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Strategic ties with US secondary to Indians' interests : Sushma Swaraj

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Monday said that strategic ties with Washington won't prevent India from raising issues concerning Indians and Indian Diaspora with the US.Replying to a question in the Rajya Sabha on hate crimes against Indians in the...

19-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Nizamuddin clerics arriving on Monday : Sushma Swaraj

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Sunday said that the two Indian clerics, who had gone missing in Pakistan, will be back in India on Monday.In a tweet, Sushma Swaraj said: "I just spoke to Syed Nazim Ali Nizami in Karachi. He told me that they are safe...

17-Mar-2017 New Delhi

India, Russia discuss economic ties

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and visiting Russian Deputy Prime Minister Yuri Trutnev on Friday discussed a wide range of issues pertaining to bilateral economic relations, official sources here said.Trutnev, accompanied by leaders from Russia's far...

15-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Government will ensure safety of diaspora : Sushma Swaraj

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said on Wednesday India has raised the recent incidents of violence with India citizens in US at the highest level and assured that the government will ensure safety of diaspora.The minister was making a statement in Lok...

24-Feb-2017 New Delhi

Mission staff in touch with wife of Indian killed in US : Sushma Swaraj

Officials of the Indian Consulate General in Houston are in touch with the wife of Srinivas Kuchibhotla, an Indian engineer who was killed in a shooting incident in US' Kansas state, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said on Friday."I have received a report...

15-Feb-2017 New Delhi

India, US resolve to further expand bilateral ties

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Wednesday held a telephonic conversation with new US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson during which both leaders resolved to "further expand and deepen" India-US ties."The External Affairs Minister and Secretary Tillerson...

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