MAURITIUS PRIME Minister Pravind Kumar Jugnauth is in India on an eight-day consult with beginning Sunday to toughen ties between the 2 countries in each and each economic as well to strategic sectors, especially in maritime security.
He arrived in Mumbai on Sunday, where he used to be bought by Indian officials.
Asserting the consult with, the Ministry of Exterior Affairs (MEA) talked about Jugnauth will jog back and forth to Gujarat as well to Varanasi other than his engagements in New Delhi. It talked about Jugnauth will likely be accompanied by his essential other Kobita Jugnauth and a excessive-degree delegation at some level of his consult with from April 17 to 24.
“India and Mauritius obtain pleasure from uniquely shut ties, sure by shared ancient past, culture and heritage. The upcoming consult with will additional toughen the vivid bilateral ties,” the MEA talked about in a assertion. It talked about Jugnauth will participate within the ground-breaking ceremony of the WHO-World Centre for Venerable Remedy in Jamnagar on April 19 and the World Ayush Investment and Innovation Summit in Gandhinagar on April 20, alongside with PM Narendra Modi.
“As a substitute of legit engagements in Gujarat and New Delhi, the PM of Mauritius will furthermore consult with Varanasi at some level of the consult with,” it talked about.
India has been one in all a truly powerful shopping and selling companions and exporter of things and companies to Mauritius since 2007.
India’s exports to Mauritius are largely of petroleum products. Besides petroleum products, critical objects of India’s exports to Mauritius are pharmaceuticals, cereals, cotton, shrimps and prawns, frozen boneless bovine meat. Well-known objects of Mauritius exports to India are vanilla, instruments and equipment for medical/surgical sciences, needles, aluminum alloys amongst others.
In January this year, Modi and Jugnauth inaugurated the Social Housing Mission, and laid the basis stones for a Civil Service College and an 8 MW Photograph voltaic PV Farm project, which, Modi talked about, “will relief mitigate the climate challenges that Mauritius faces as an island nation”.
India had extended a US$ 353 million to Mauritius in Could well per chance per chance 2016 as a Particular Financial Kit for five priority tasks, of which the Social Housing Mission used to be the final to be accomplished.
Two agreements had been furthermore exchanged, one for extension of US$ 190 million Line of Credit rating to Mauritius for the Metro Explicit and varied infrastructure tasks and MoU on the Implementation of Minute Development Projects.
In March, Mauritius became a member of the Colombo Security Conclave, a grouping of India, Sri Lanka and the Maldives. The grouping of NSAs from these countries works for regional security by focusing on areas comparable to maritime security, countering terrorism, combating trans-nationwide crime and cyber security.