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Rashtrapati Bhavan : 28.05.2017

The Honourable Pravind Kumar Jugnauth, the Prime Minister of the Republic of Mauritius called on President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee at Rashtrapati Bhavan yesterday (May 27, 2017 )

Welcoming the Prime Minister of Mauritius to India, the President said he was happy to note that India is the first country he visited after taking over as Prime Minister. The President pointed out that Mauritius was the second country he visited after assuming office. He expressed confidence that India-Mauritius bilateral relations will reach new height sunder Prime Minister Jugnauth’s leadership.

The President said India would like to cement its close historic ties with Mauritius.India is committed to partnering Mauritius in its priority development projects.It will continue to extend all assistance and support to Mauritius. The President expressed happiness that Special Economic Package grants are being used to fund Metro Express, new Supreme Court building, ENT Hospital, supply of digital tablets and social housing project.He said cooperationin important areas like joint EEZ surveillance, anti-piracy patrolling and hydrography will help maintain peace and security in the Indian Ocean Region.

The President said India appreciates the contribution of the Indian community to the economy and polity of Mauritius.

This release issued 1600 hrs.