Mauritius PM on a three-day visit to India
Prime Minister of Mauritius Pravind Jugnauth on his first official tour after assuming office in January 2017 visited India on May 26. On his three-day visit to India, he met President Pranab Mukherjee and held delegation-level talks with his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi. President Mukherjee said India would like to cement its close historic ties with Mauritius and will continue to extend all assistance and support to Mauritius. He said cooperation in important areas like joint EEZ surveillance; anti-piracy patrolling and hydrography will help maintain peace and security in the Indian Ocean region. As frontline states of the Indian Ocean, Prime Minister Jugnauth and PM Modi agreed that effective management of conventional and non-conventional threats in the Indian Ocean is essential to pursue economic opportunities; protect livelihood and provide security to the people of both the states. PM Modi applauded the leadership shown by Prime Minister Jugnauth in drawing attention to the importance of renewable energy. “The signing and ratification of the framework agreement on International Solar Alliance by Mauritius has opened up new vistas of regional partnership for both countries in this field,” he said.
Apart from bilateral issues, Prime Ministers Jugnauth and Modi exchanged views on a range of regional and global issues. “I thank Prime Minister Jugnauth for his vision and support to our relationship. And I look forward to working closely with him in the coming months as we put into action the decisions we have taken today,” said the Indian Prime Minister. Jugnauth was accompanied by Deputy Prime Minister Ivan Collendavelloo and senior officials including the cabinet secretary and finance secretary of Mauritius.