New Delhi: EAM travelled to Spain on 18-19 February, 2019 at the invitation of her counterpart, H.E. Mr. Josep Borrell Fontelles, Spanish Minister of Foreign Affairs, the European Union and Cooperation. During her visit, External Affairs Minister was holding a bilateral meeting with her counterpart to discuss bilateral, regional and global issues of mutual concern. The Spanish Government was also confer upon EAM the prestigious Grand Cross of the Order of Civil Merit by the Spanish Government for India´s swift response through Operation Maitri in rescuing 71 Spanish nationals from Nepal in April 2015 in the wake of the disastrous earthquake. EAM was also interacted with the Indian Community in Spain.