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Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Mauritius

Mar 18, 2015 17:38 IST

Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi visited Mauritius between 11 March and 12 March 2015 as part of his three nation tour to Seychelles, Mauritius and Sri Lanka that took place from 10 March to 14 March 2015.

Prime Minister of Mauritius Sir Anerood Jugnauth gave the ceremonial reception to Prime Minister Modi during his arrival in the country.

During his visit, five Memorandum of Understandings (MoUs) were signed between the two nations. These include:
• MoU in the field of Ocean Economy
• MoU on Programme for Cultural Cooperation for the year 2015-18
• MoU on the Protocol for the importation of fresh mango from India
• MoU for the Improvement in Sea and Air Transportation Facilities at Agalega Island of Mauritius
• MoU on Cooperation in the field of Traditional System of Medicine and Homeopathy

Besides on 12 March 2015, Prime Minister Modi joined the National Day celebrations in Mauritius as the guest of honour and also greeted people of the Island nation and offered prayers by pouring Ganga Jal at Ganga Talao, Mauritius.

He also addressed the National Assembly of Mauritius and attended the programme to mark the commissioning of the Barracuda, a ship in the service of the National Coast Guard of Mauritius.

He also paid homage to the valiant Aapravasis for their human spirit and also described the Aapravsi Ghat as signifying the enduring links between India and Mauritius.


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