Sushma Swaraj pays floral tributes at Lal Bahadur Shastri bust in Uzbekistan | India News
Swaraj, who arrived in Tashkent on Sunday on her first go to to Uzbekistan, visited the Shastri memorial this morning.
“EAM Sushma Swaraj paying floral tribute to freedom fighter and 2nd Prime Minister of India Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri at his memorial in Tashkent,” Exterior Affairs Ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar tweeted together with of the minister.
On the memorial, Swaraj additionally met with Yakov Shapiro who sculpted the bronze bust of Shastri.
Shastri had died in Tashkent in January 1966 after signing the Tashkent Declaration that formally ended a warfare between India and Pakistan.
A memorial was constructed right here in his reminiscence.
Earlier, Swaraj met with Speaker of Uzbekistan’s Legislative Meeting Nurdinjon Ismoilov and mentioned the position of Parliament in fostering nearer people-to-people relationship.
“EAM Sushma Swaraj met the Speaker of the Legislative Meeting of Oliy Majlis (Parliament) of Uzbekistan Nurdinjon Ismoilov and representatives of political fractions of their Parliament. Mentioned the position of Parliament in fostering nearer people-to-people relationship,” Kumar mentioned.
Swaraj additionally addressed the Indian neighborhood right here and inaugurated a mango pageant.
“Selling Indian mangoes in Uzbekistan! EAM Sushma Swaraj inaugurated a Mango Pageant organised by the Authorities of Uttar Pradesh with participation of mango exporters in Tashkent. The exporters will go to fruit markets and meet fruit merchants,” Kumar tweeted.
Swaraj additionally interacted with Uzbek Indologists, Hindi academics and college students.
“EAM Sushma Swaraj: Love and appreciation for Indian tradition is seen all over the place in Uzbekistan. Indian dance, music, movies, delicacies, costume and now yoga are very fashionable,” Kumar mentioned.
“Nation with a robust cultural affinity in the direction of India! EAM Sushma Swaraj interacts with Uzbek Indologists, Hindi academics and college students, and ITEC and ICCR alumni in Tashkent. They play an essential position in selling educational exchanges and folks to folks contacts,” he mentioned.
Swaraj referred to as on Prime Minister of Uzbekistan Abdulla Aripov and held dialogue on bilateral relations yesterday.
India and Uzbekistan are strategic companions with robust historic and cultural linkages.
Swaraj reached right here on the ultimate leg of her three-nation tour after concluding her “result-oriented” go to to Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan.