GIS – 07 August, 2019: ‘I would like to express our country’s condolences to the family of Shrimati Sushma Swaraj as well as to the Government and people of India for the loss of a remarkable lady who was also a great friend of Mauritius’.
The Prime Minister, Minister of Home Affairs, External Communications and National Development Unit, Minister of Finance and Economic Development, Mr Pravind Kumar Jugnauth, made this statement, today, after signing the Condolence Book at the High Commission of India, in Port Louis, following the demise of the former Minister of External Affairs of the Republic of India, Shrimati Sushma Swaraj. Several Ministers and other personalities also paid tribute to the former Indian Minister of External Affairs.
Prime Minister Jugnauth also highlighted the pivotal role that Shrimati Sushma Swaraj had played in the conclusion of numerous projects and in the support Mauritius obtained from India in taking our country to its next level of economic and social development. She also greatly contributed in consolidating the bilateral and diplomatic relations between Mauritius and India and will remain a strong inspiration for many across the world, said the Prime Minister.
It is recalled that, last year, Shrimati Sushma Swaraj marked India’s presence in an indelible manner at the World Hindi Conference, which was held in Mauritius, both through her command of the language and her natural eloquence as well as the deepness of her thoughts. She was an excellent spokesperson for India, a country she served with high distinction.
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