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The United Nations (UN) diplomats of about 51 countries have written condolence messages in tribute to former external affairs minister of India late Sushma Swaraj, who died of a cardiac arrest on Tuesday.
The diplomats of condoling countries wrote their messages in a book at the New York-headquartered Permanent Mission of India to the United Nations. The first message in a book of condolence book came from Chef de Cabinet to UN Secretary-General Maria Luiza Ribeiro Viotti.
India's Ambassador and Permanent Representative at the United Nations Syed Akbaruddin took to Twitter and posted a 2.2-minute video featuring the diplomats' messages to the late senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and her family.
Along with the video, Akbaruddin wrote, "In diplomacy, words matter. Diplomats from all across the world record condolences on the sad demise of Madam Sushma Swaraj."
The countries condoling the veteran leader's death were - Australia, Italy, Switzerland, Argentina, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Botswana, Brazil, South Korea, Egypt, Fiji, Georgia, Ghana, Kenya, Malaysia, Maldives, Malta, Myanmar, Nepal, New Zealand, Singapore, Russia, Germany, Canada, Israel, and the United Arab Emirates among several other countries.
India's beloved politician Sushma Swaraj died on Tuesday night after suffering a cardiac arrest.
By Sowmya Sangam