External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj was today bestowed with the prestigious Grand Cross of Order of Civil Merit.
The Grand Cross of Order of Civil Merit was conferred on her by the Spanish Government in recognition of India’s support in evacuating 71 Spanish nationals during April 2015 Nepal earthquake.
India had saved several lives when it launched Operation Maitri.
EAM accepted the award on behalf of the people of India.
EAM Sushma Swaraj is in Spain from 18-19 February 2019 at the invitation of her counterpart, Josep Borrell Fontelles, Spanish Minister of Foreign Affairs, the European Union and Cooperation. During her visit, the External Affairs Minister will be holding a bilateral meeting with her counterpart to discuss bilateral, regional and global issues of mutual concern.
Sushma Swaraj will also interact with the Indian Community in Spain.
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