Madrid, February 19: The Spain government on Tuesday conferred External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj with a prestigious award 'Grand Cross of Order of Civil Merit'. The award was conferred in recognition of India’s support in evacuating 71 Spanish nationals during April 2015 Nepal earthquake, which killed nearly 9,000 people and injured as many as 22,000 people. No Business, No Investment if Terrorism Affects a Country: Sushma Swaraj in Uzbekistan.
EA Minister Sushma Swaraj arrived in Spain on Monday on the last leg of her trip to three-nation Bulgaria, Morroco and Spain. The award was given to Swaraj by Spanish Foreign Minister Josep Borrell Fontelles in Madrid. Swaraj is expected to have talks with Borrell regarding the bilateral, regional, and global issues of mutual concern. Times Sushma Swaraj Proved That She Means Business With Her Spectacular Achievements.
Sushma Swaraj conferred with 'Grand Cross of Order of Civil Merit':
Madrid: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj accepts prestigious Grand Cross of Order of Civil Merit conferred by Spanish Government in recognition of India’s support in evacuating 71 Spanish nationals during April 2015 Nepal earthquake. #Spain pic.twitter.com/ZLq5VJUXrt
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Before reaching Madrid, Swaraj signed four Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Moroccan counterpart. On February 16, Sushma Swaraj embarked her three-nation visit to Bulgaria, Morroco and Spain to expand avenues of cooperation and discuss regional and global issues of importance.