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President of India was on Two-Day Visit to Mauritius: Major Deals Signed

Apr 3, 2013 12:55 IST

Pranab MukherjeeThe President of India, Pranab Mukherjee visited Mauritius from 11 March 2013 to 13 March 2013. Pranab Mukherjee was the chief guest at the 45th Independence Day celebrations of Mauritius which took place on 12 March 2013. He also visited the World Heritage Site, the Aapravasi Ghat, where Indian labourers first landed.

During the visit of the Pranab Mukherjee, certain deals were signed which are as follows:

Memorandum of Understanding in the field of persons with disabilities and senior citizens

The Memorandum of Understanding in the field of persons with disabilities and senior citizens was signed between Minister of State for Home Affairs from India and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade from Mauritius. The major points of the MoU were as follows:

The MoU was signed for collaboration in certain areas and these were-

• Empowerment of persons with disabilities and senior citizens
• Exchange of resource persons in the identified fields
• Strengthening capacity-building of personnel and NGOs in the identified fields
• Exchange programmes for the benefit of senior citizens, persons with disabilities, and NGO leaders/ volunteers in these fields
• Conducting joint research and exchange of research outcomes

Memorandum of Understanding on cooperation in the field of health and medicine

The Memorandum of Understanding on cooperation in the field of health and medicine was signed between Minister of State for Home Affairs from India and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade from Mauritius. The major points of the MoU were as follows:

The MoU was signed for collaboration as well as cooperation in certain areas such as-

• Medical Research
• Health Service Planning
• Lab and Diagnostics
• Drugs and Pharmaceutical products:
• Traditional Medicine
• Health Tourism
• Telemedicine

Memorandum of Understanding on cooperation in the field of tourism

The Memorandum of Understanding on cooperation in the field of tourism was signed between Minister of State for Home Affairs from India and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade from Mauritius. The major points of the MoU were as follows:

The MoU was signed for collaboration in certain areas and these were:

• Expansion of bilateral cooperation in tourism sector
• Exchange of information and data related to tourism
• Encouraging cooperation between tourism stakeholders including Hotels and Tour Operators
• Investment in the Tourism and Hospitality sectors
• Exchanging visits of Tour Operators/Media/ Opinion Makers for promotion of two way tourism
• Promoting safe, honourable and sustainable tourism

 

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