Mauritius PM Pravind Kumar Jugnauth given ceremonial reception at Rashtrapati Bhavan – May, 27 – 2017
Mauritius PM Pravind Kumar Jugnauth given ceremonial reception at Rashtrapati Bhavan – May 27, 2017
Mauritius Prime Minister Pravind Kumar Jugnauth was given a ceremonial reception at the Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi this morning.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi welcomed him at the Rashtrapati Bhawan. He is on a three-day state visit to India. Jugnauth also paid tribute to Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj called on Jugnauth.
Prime Minister Modi and his Mauritian counterpart will hold delegation-level talks in New Delhi this afternoon. Agreements are expected to be signed after the meeting. The two leaders will also make a joint media statement.
Jugnauth will meet Defence Minister Arun Jaitley later in the day. He will also call on President Pranab Mukherjee and Vice President Hamid Ansari in the evening.
The two leaders will also make a joint media statement. Jugnauth will hold meeting with Defence and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj.
He will also call on President Pranab Mukherjee and Vice President Hamid Ansari in the evening. In the morning, the Visiting Mauritius Prime Minister was accorded ceremonial reception at Rashtrapati Bhawan.
This is Jugnauth’s first visit abroad as Prime Minister after assuming office early this year.PM Modi had visited the island nation in March, 2015, as Chief Guest at the Mauritian National Day celebrations.
During his visit, PM Modi had commissioned the OPV Barracuda, built by an Indian shipyard and financed by India, into the Mauritian Coast Guard. External Affairs Ministry spokesperson said the Mauritian PM’s visit is part of India’s continuing engagement with the Mauritius at the highest level and reflects special ties between the two countries.
The Indian Ocean island nation is the largest source of foreign direct investment into India with a cumulative inflow that has touched 111 billion duller. Mauritius, thus, accounting for 30 per cent of all FDI inflows into India. Over 100 Indian companies are doing business in Mauritius.
Jugnauth held discussions with Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu and Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan yesterday.
During the meeting Rajnath Singh discussed bilateral relations and security cooperation, including maritime security and counter terrorism. Pravind Jugnauth is on a three-day visit to India.