PM Narendra Modi to address National Assembly of Mauritius

Port Louis(ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the National Assembly of Mauritius on Thursday.

Prime Minister Modi, who was accorded a ceremonial welcome on his arrival in Port Louis on Wednesday, will be the chief guest at the National Day celebrations of Mauritius. India and Mauritius yesterday signed five agreements to give new momentum to bilateral cooperation. The MoUs were signed in the presence of Prime Minister Modi and his Mauritian counterpart Sir Anerood Jugnuth.

The agreements signed between both sides included one on Ocean Economy. It provides for mutually beneficial co-operation for exploration and capacity development in the field of marine resources, fisheries, green tourism, research and development of ocean technology, exchange of experts and other related activities.

The MoUs for improvement in Sea and Air Transportation Facilities at Agalega Island in Mauritius, programme for cultural co-operation between the two countries for the next three years, co-operation in the field of Traditional System of Medicine and Homeopathy, and protocol for import of fresh mangoes from India were also signed between both sides.

Prime Minister Modi on Thursday offered a concessional line of credit of 500 million US dollars to Mauritius for key infrastructure projects.

The outcomes of the meeting are truly significant. I assure the prime minister of timely support in all area including delivery of equipments from India. Today, I was pleased to offer a concessional line of credit of 500 million U.S. dollars for civil infrastructure projects for Mauritius. We intend to quickly build the petroleum storage and bunkering facility in Mauritius,” said Prime Minister Modi.

“We have also offered our support for the construction of the second cyber city. I am grateful to you and the people of Mauritius for the invitation as the Chief Guest of the National Day tomorrow. We always stand in solidarity and support for each other. It comes naturally to us from our friendship and shared values. It is no surprise that the prime minister and I had an excellent meeting,” he added.