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Sushma Swaraj surprised ASEAN leaders

Updated | January 28, 2018 11:35 IST

Known to remember birthdays of her counterparts, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj pulled off a surprise for the visiting foreign ministers from the ASEAN countries. On Thursday, when the 10 ASEAN leaders, led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, went for a walk at the Mughal Garden after the retreat at Rashtrapati Bhavan, Swaraj and the ministers from some of these countries stayed back.

Swaraj surprised the foreign ministers as she called for a cake. When the ministers asked why the cake, she said it was to celebrate the birthdays of three ministers present in the room. While the ministers from Singapore and Thailand had their birthdays that day, the Brunei foreign minister’s birthday was on January 23.

The ministers, who were all gifted angavastrams from Assam, cut the chocolate cake in the yellow drawing room of the Rashtrapati Bhavan. Officials pointed out that Swaraj’s eye for detail impressed many of her counterparts.