The minister will be joined by his counterparts from the other 52 member-countries of the Commonwealth at the meeting, to be chaired by UK Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt as part of Britain's term as the current Chair-in-Office of the Commonwealth.
The significance of the Prime Minister turning to Jaishankar, after the exit of Sushma Swaraj, is not lost on anyone. He is the first former Foreign Secretary to become a Cabinet minister, that too for the prestigious Raisina Hill portfolio.
Sushma Swaraj Photos: Swaraj’s body will be kept at her home until 11 am Wednesday and the last rites will be performed at the Lodhi crematorium. Here are some rare photos of former External Affairs Minister from Express archives.
Sehore (MP), Feb 18 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi, along with External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, reached Sehore, Madhya Pradesh, on Thursday. PM Modi will unveil 'Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana'scheme at Kisan Kalyan Mela. He will also release the guidelines for this scheme. On the occasion, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan was also present.
New Delhi, Feb 16 (ANI): External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and her Austrian counterpart Sebastian Kurz met in New Delhi on Tuesday to discuss bilateral and multilateral issues. Kurz is scheduled to meet Minister for Women and Child Development, Maneka Gandhi, later in the day. He will also meet Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu and Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi during his four-day visit to India.
New Delhi, Feb 10 (ANI): External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Wednesday called on Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, General Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, soon after he arrived here on a three-day visit. Earlier, Prime Minister Narendra Modi broke protocol as he received the Crown Prince on his arrival here. Modi welcomed Sheikh Mohamed with a warm embrace as the latter alighted from his aircraft at the Palam Technical Area here. The crown prince is being accompanied by a high-level delegation comprising cabinet ministers. It is the Crown Prince's first state visit to India.
New Delhi, Jan 25 (ANI): A ceremonial reception was held at the Forecourt, Rashtrapati Bhavan, for French President Francois Hollande on Monday. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Pranab Mukherjee, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, Union Minister Prakash Javdekar and MoS Prime Minister office jitendra Singh were among the other present at the ceremony. President Hollande, who will be the chief guest for the Republic Day Parade, is on a three-day visit to India.
Manama, Jan 24 (ANI): External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Sunday met the Prime Minister of Bahrain, Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, and the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Saudi, Adel bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir, on Sunday.Swaraj is in Bahrain's capital Manama on a two-day visit.She attended the first ministerial meeting of the India-Arab League Cooperation Forum to deepen the country's ties with the 22-member group.The meet also assumes significance in the wake of the growing threat of Islamic State in the region.
New Delhi, Jan 20 (ANI): External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj arrived in the national capital after her two-day visit to from Israel and Palestine on Tuesday. During her visit, Swaraj met President of Israel Reuven Rivlin, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as well as Minister of Defence Moshe Ya'alon, Minister of National Infrastructure Yuval Steinitz and Israeli legislators. She also interacted with the Indian community in Israel.
Israel, Jan 19 (ANI): External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj left for New Delhi from Israel after concluding her two-day visit on Tuesday. During her visit, Swaraj met President of Israel Reuven Rivlin, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as well as Minister of Defence Moshe Ya'alon, Minister of National Infrastructure Yuval Steinitz and Israeli legislators. She also interacted with the Indian community in Israel.
Jerusalem, Jan 19 (ANI): External Affairs Minister (EAM) Sushma Swaraj has urged the Indian community in Jerusalem to build long-term stakes in the Indian economy through investment and joint development of products and services. She congratulated the Indian caregivers for performing commendable service. Swaraj said India is very proud of its large diaspora, which is hard working and sincere.
Ramallah (Palestine), Jan 17 (ANI): External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Sunday met Palestinian Foreign Minister Dr. Riyad al-Maliki in Ramallah. Swaraj will also meet Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah later in the evening. Swaraj is on a two-day visit to Palestine and Israel to review bilateral relations. She is being accompanied by Secretary (East) and other officials of the External Affairs Ministry. This is her first visit to West Asia as an External Affairs Minister.
New Delhi, Jan 12 (ANI): External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Tuesday met Syrian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs Walid al Moualem in New Delhi ahead of a four-day bilateral visit. He is slated to discuss a host of bilateral issues, besides the situation in Syria.