Mauritius News: Mauritian Prime Minister arrives in India to cement bilateral relations


Mauritian Prime Minister Pravind Kumar Jugnauth, accompanied by a high-level delegation and his wife Kobita Jugnauth, arrived in Rajkot from Gujarat on Monday as part of his eight-day visit to India.

Mauritian Prime Minister arrives in India at the invitation of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

“Glad to receive the Honorable Prime Minister of Mauritius Pravind Kumar Jugnauth in Rajkot. We warmly welcome him for his visit to Gujarat where he will participate in important programs that will further strengthen the ties between the maritime neighbors,” said the AYUSH Minister Sarbananda Sonowal in a tweet.

Tomorrow, Jugnauth will attend the groundbreaking ceremony for the WHO World Center for Traditional Medicine in Jamnagar.

According to the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), Jugnauth will also attend the Ayush Global Investment and Innovation Summit in Gandhinagar on Wednesday, together with Prime Minister Modi.

The Prime Minister of Mauritius will also visit Varanasi apart from his official engagements in Gujarat and New Delhi.

“India and Mauritius have unique close ties bound by common history, culture and heritage. The upcoming visit will further enhance the vibrant bilateral ties,” the MEA said.

Last week, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar met with Mauritius Cabinet Secretary NK Ballah in New Delhi and said bilateral cooperation between the two countries was “increasingly progressing”.

Earlier in January, Prime Minister Modi and Mauritian Prime Minister Pravind Kumar Jugnauth jointly inaugurated the Indian-funded social housing project in Mauritius virtually. They have also launched the Civil Service College and the 8 MW Solar Photovoltaic Farm Project in Mauritius, which is being undertaken as part of India’s development support.

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