Visit of Prime Minister of Mauritius to India

IAS Prelims 2023

Prime Minister of Mauritius Pravind Kumar Jugnauth paid official visit to India.

Prime Minister of Muaritius Pravind Jugnauth had extensive delegation level talks with Indian PM Narendra Modi. At the conclusion of the talks, both the countries inked four important agreements in the field of education, maritime security, marine science and technology.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi assured Mauritius of continued Indian support in other important sectors including skill development and human resource development.

Apart from announcing a 500 million USD line of credit, India offered unconditional cooperation in the key area of maritime security in the Indian Ocean region.

On his part, Mauritian Prime Minister Jugnauth also stressed upon the cultural ties that bind the two nations together. He further stated that in recent times the defense and security ties have also seen an upward shift. He also said that police officers in Mauritius have immensely benefited by the training they undertook in India.

Mauritius once again confirmed its support for the permanent seat for India at the United Nations Security Council.

Besides the agreements, the two nations also decided to increase cooperation in a number of areas including trade and investment. PM Modi also laid emphasis on cooperation in skill development during the talks.

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj also met Mauritian Prime Minister Pravind Jugnauth and discussed ways to deepen bilateral cooperation in various areas including trade and investment. During the meeting, Swaraj said there was scope to expand bilateral ties in a range of areas.

List of MoUs/Agreements exchanged during the visit:

1. MOU for Setting up of Civil Services College in Mauritius;

2. Agreement on Maritime Security;

3. MOU between Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, India and Mauritius Oceanography Institute, Mauritius for Research and Education in Marine Sciences and Technology;

4. Dollar Credit Line Agreement Between SBM Mauritius Infrastructure Development Co. Ltd and Export-Import Bank of India;

5. Submission of Instrument of Ratification of International Solar Alliance by Mauritius.