Here's Newly-appointed Minister Of External Affairs Dr S Jaishankar's First Tweet As He Joins The Micro-blogging Platform

Written By Monica Aggarwal | Mumbai | Published:

A day after being appointed as Minister of External Affairs in the Modi Cabinet 2.0, Dr Subrahmanyam Jaishankar joined social media website Twitter on Saturday morning and posted his first tweet. 

In his first tweet, the former Foreign Secretary thanked everyone for their best wishes and said that he is honoured to be given the responsibility. He further added that he is proud to follow on the footsteps of former MEA Sushma Swaraj.

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In his second tweet, Dr Jaishankar stated that the team of Ministry of External Affairs will continue to serve the people 24/7, adding that he is happy to lead the efforts with his colleague MoS V. Muraleedharan​, who ​​ has been appointed as Minister of State in the Ministry of External Affairs under his charge. 

After being appointed as MEA on Friday, Dr S Jaishankar assumed the office at the South Block, along with V. Muraleedharan. 

A Padma Shri awardee by President Ram Nath Kovind, Jaishankar has served as foreign secretary in January 2015, after PM Modi dismissed the foreign secretary Sujatha Singh. He has been the country's longest-serving foreign secretary in four decades and helped craft much of PM Modi's foreign policy.

He has taken over former MEA Sushma Swaraj, who served the ministry during the first Modi tenure. 

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