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Swaraj credits PM Modi for India's increasing dominance

by January 7, 2018 General

Heaping praises on Modi, External Affairs (EAM) on Sunday underscored that India’s increasing dominance is due to the

“The increasing dominance and reputation of in the is because of the personality of Modi. In whichever country he goes, he makes strong individual friendship in addition to establishing good relations between the two countries”, Swaraj said addressing Indian diasporas at the ASEAN-Pravasi Bharatiya Divas in

Swaraj, who apparently was quite generous with the words, used the occasion to make a positive note about the Non Resident Indians (NRIs), saying that, “Wherever I have gone, I have been told a few things about Non Resident Indians – An Indians is a good neighbor, Indians are hard working people, Indians are abiding citizens and this fills me with immense pride”.

Swaraj also stressed that is a land of festivals, and Holi, Diwali, Eid and are the festivals of the entire nation.

celebrates Onam, celebrates Pongal, Bengal celebrates Durga Puja, celebrates Bihu, celebrates and Telugu community celebrates Ugadi, participates in Garba while celebrates Ganes utsav”, she said.

of to was also hailed by the

“Your Jawed Ashraf, sitting here, is an epitome of sensitiveness. He reaches whenever and wherever an organisation of any community or religion calls him. Wherever Ashraf is called, be it a temple, a mosque or a church, he not only comes there but also celebrates it enthusiastically”, Swaraj said.

Earlier in the day, Swaraj met with the Foreign Dr and discussed tthe bilateral and multilateral issues related to the economic and strategic partnership.

Swaraj also met with the delegations of Indian diasporas from (ASEAN) countries in

The minister, earlier today, said as the trilateral highway project from to is making considerable progress, is planning to extend its connection further with other countries.

Swaraj is on the last leg of her first visit of the year 2018 to three South East Asian countries – Thailand, and

The visit is aimed at giving a further boost to bilateral relations to the South East Asian countries within the framework of India’s Act East Policy.

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