Sushma Swaraj conferred with 'Grand Cross of Order of Civil Merit' award in Spain

The Spain government on Tuesday conferred External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj with a prestigious award 'Grand Cross of Order of Civil Merit'. The award was conferred in recognition of India's support in evacuating 71 Spanish nationals during April 2015 Nepal earthquake, which killed nearly 9,000 people and injured as many as 22,000 people.