India and Mauritius on 27 May 2017 signed four agreements including maritime security, marine science and technology. These agreements will help the two nations to boost the bilateral relation between them.
The agreements were signed after delegation-level talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Mauritian counterpart, Pravind Kumar Jugnauth, who was on a three-day state visit to India from 26 May to 28 May 2017.
List of Memorandum of Understandings (MoUs)/Agreements exchanged during the State visit of Prime Minister of Mauritius to India
• MoU for Setting up of Civil Services College in Mauritius
• Agreement on Maritime Security
• MoU for Research and Education in Marine Sciences and Technology. The agreement was inked between Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, India and Mauritius Oceanography Institute, Mauritius.
• US Dollar 500 million Credit Line agreement between SBM Mauritius Infrastructure Development Co. Ltd and Export-Import Bank of India.
India, Mauritius signed MoU to execute USD 20 million social housing project
In addition to these, Mauritius also submitted its Instrument of Ratification of International Solar Alliance. The nations once again confirmed its support for the permanent seat for India at the United Nations Security Council.
Later in the joint press statement, Prime Minister Narendra Modi reiterated India's resolve to work closely with the country which shares unique historical and cultural ties with us.
During his visit, Jugnauth was accorded a ceremonial reception at Rashtrapati Bhawan on 27 May 2017. He had a meeting with President Pranab Mukherjee, Vice President Hamid Ansari and External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj among other leaders.
Besides, during his visit to India, PM Pravind Kumar Jugnauth also laid a wreath at the Samadhi of Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat in New Delhi.
Who: India and Mauritius
Where: New Delhi
What: Signed four agreements
When: 27 May 2017