It was an honor to know her: Ivanka Trump condoles Sushma Swaraj’s demise, shares pictures

Ivanka Trump said with the passing of former EAM Sushma Swaraj, India has lost a warm and dedicated leader and public servant.

Ivanka Trump shared pictures from the times she met Sushma Swaraj and said she was a champion for women in India and across the globe and it was an honor to know her. (Photos: Twitter)

Ivanka Trump shared pictures from the times she met Sushma Swaraj and said she was a champion for women in India and across the globe and it was an honor to know her. (Photos: Twitter)

Ivanka Trump, US President Donald Trump’s daughter and senior White House adviser, on Thursday condoled the demise of former External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj saying India has lost a warm and dedicated leader and public servant.

Taking to Twitter, Ivanka Trump shared pictures from the times she met Sushma Swaraj and said she was a champion for women in India and across the globe and it was an honor to know her.

“With the passing of former Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj, India has lost a warm and dedicated leader and public servant. Sushma Swaraj was a champion for women in India and across the globe, and it was an honor to know her,” Ivanka Trump said in the tweet.

Condolences poured in from across the world on Wednesday and as leaders recalled Sushma Swaraj’s important role in cementing India’s relations with the world.

Terming her a “friend” and “strong partner”, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Sushma Swaraj shared America’s view that a more democratic world is a more peaceful one.

“Saddened to hear of the passing of my friend and former India External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj. She was a strong partner who shared our view that a more democratic world is a more peaceful one. Our thoughts are with her family and the people of India,” Pompeo said in a tweet.

Illustrious BJP leader Sushma Swaraj passed away in New Delhi on Tuesday night after suffering a cardiac arrest. She was 67.

The last rites of the former EAM were held at the Dayanand crematiorum on Lodhi Road in Delhi with full state honours amid heavy security and a massive gathering of political leaders and the public.