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Sushma Swaraj in Global Thinkers list; PM Modi congratulates her

Sushma Swaraj in Global Thinkers list; PM Modi congratulates her

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday congratulated External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on being named in the Global Thinkers of 2016 list compiled by the Foreign Policy magazine.

Swaraj was named in the ‘decision makers’ category along with the Democratic Party nominee for US presidential election Hillary Clinton, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and US Attorney General Loretta Lynch among others. “Very proud to see our hardworking EAM @SushmaSwaraj part of the @ForeignPolicy Global Thinkers list 2016! Congrats,” Modi tweeted.

External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Vikas Swarup also tweeted, “MEA proud to be led by EAM @SushmaSwaraj, who receives yet another recognition for her unique brand of diplomacy.”

The magazine complimented Swaraj “for fashioning a novel brand of Twitter diplomacy”. “From evacuating Indians from Yemen to helping replace lost passports, Swaraj has earned the nickname ‘the common tweeple’s leader’ for her aggressive use of Twitter,” the magazine noted.