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Will always consider Sushma a friend of the US, says embassy

New Delhi, Aug 7 (IANS) The US Embassy in New Delhi mourned the death of former External Affairs minister Sushma Swaraj, saying she was a key partner in strengthening India-US relations.

In a statement, the US embassy said that Swaraj, who died late Tuesday night of a massive heart attack, was “greatly respected and viewed as an outstanding representative of the Indian people, both at home and abroad”.

“She was a steadfast advocate for her compatriots. As External Affairs minister, she was a key partner in strengthening the US-India bilateral relationship, most prominently during the inaugural 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue in September 2018.

“We will always consider her a friend of the United States. Our sympathies go out to minister Swaraj’s family and friends, as well as to all Indians who were positively affected by her life and actions,” the statement said.

–IANS

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