Demise of Smt Sushma Swaraj [fr]
Statement by Mr Jean-Yves Le Drian, Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs.
Paris, 8 August 2019
It was with deep grief that I learnt of the passing of Smt Sushma Swaraj, and wish to express my heartfelt condolences to her loved ones and the Indian people.
External Affairs Minister from 2014 to 2019, Smt Swaraj was an interlocutor of great calibre, fine and warm, and capable of making India’s voice heard on the international scene determinedly and efficiently. A major political figure, she showed remarkable dedication to serving her country and her fellow citizens throughout her brilliant career.
Convinced of the strategic nature of our bilateral relations, she was very proactive in strengthening it. In this regard, I have excellent memories of our last meetings – in Delhi last December, and in Paris in June 2018.