External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj congratulates Dalveer Bhandari on re-election to ICJ

Sushma Swaraj made a special mention of India's Permanent Representative in the UN Syed Akbaruddin while hailing her ministry's team.

Published: 21st November 2017 11:17 AM  |   Last Updated: 21st November 2017 01:08 PM   |  A+A-

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj (File| PTI)

By PTI

NEW DELHI: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj today congratulated India's Dalveer Bhandari on his re-election to the International Court of Justice and complimented her ministry's officials for their efforts in ensuring his success.

She made a special mention of India's Permanent Representative in the UN Syed Akbaruddin while hailing her ministry's team.

"Congratulations to Justice Dalveer Bhandari on his re- election as a Judge of the ICJ. Huge efforts by Team - MEA.

Syed Akbaruddin @AkbaruddinIndia our Permanent Representative in UN deserves a special mention," she said on Twitter.

Bhandari was today re-elected to the International Court of Justice as the General Assembly overwhelmingly threw its weight behind him, forcing Britain to withdraw its candidate from a hard-fought race to the World Court.

Following his election, Swaraj had tweeted, "Vande Matram - India wins election to the International Court of Justice.

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