External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Monday contacted Mauritius Prime Minister Pravind Jugnauth and held talks with Foreign Minister M Alan Ganoo during which they evaluated the “outstanding” bilateral relations and effective development partnership.
Jaishankar, who arrived here in India’s strategically crucial maritime neighbour in the Indian Ocean area on Sunday night from the Maldives on the last leg of his two-nation tour, likewise repeated that India will be a prepared partner in Mauritius’ economic healing and revival efforts.
“Pleased to begin Mauritius go to with a meeting with FM Alan Ganoo. Evaluated our exceptional bilateral relations & successful development partnership. Repeated that India will be a prepared partner in Mauritius’ economic healing & revival efforts,” Jaishankar tweeted.Later, Jaishankar called on Prime Minister Jugnauth, who is of Indian-origin, and handed him over 100,000 extra dosages of commercially procured ‘Made in India’ COVID-19 vaccines.”India’s assisting hand – constantly over the horizon. Symbolically handed over 100,000 additional doses of commercially procured Made in India Covid vaccines,” he tweeted.He likewise conveyed warm greetings from Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Prime Minister Jugnauth. “Commend management of the pandemic under his management,” Jaishankar tweeted.”Comprehensive discussions on the status of execution of various infrastructure projects. Appreciate the effectiveness of the Mauritius side in taking them forward,” he stated in another tweet.He will also get in touch with President Prithvirajsing Roopun, who is also of Indian-origin. During his check out, Jaishankar will evaluate all aspects of bilateral relations, ongoing implementation of various facilities projects being carried out by India in Mauritius, and hold discussions on bilateral, regional and global concerns of shared interest consisting of India’s assistance to Mauritius.Indian-origin individuals constitute nearly 70 per cent of the population of Mauritius. Their forefathers were sent out there as indentured labourers throughout the British rule.Before showing up here on Sunday, Jaishankar went to Maldives and met the leading leadership of the crucial Indian Ocean island nation.Both Maldives and Mauritius are India’s crucial maritime neighbors in the Indian Ocean Region and occupy a special location in Prime Minister’s vision of ‘SAGAR’ (Security and Development for All in the Region). The minister’s see is testament to the value that India attaches to its close and friendly relations with the Maldives and Mauritius and is anticipated to lend more momentum to substantive cooperation and robust individuals to people ties between the two countries, the Ministry of External Affairs MEA) said in New Delhi ahead of his see.