Mauritius Prime Minister Pravind Kumar Jugnauth will arrive in India for an eight-day visit starting today (Sunday). He will be accompanied by his spouse Kobita Jugnauth and a high-level delegation, the Ministry of External Affairs informed on Saturday.
The Mauritius Prime Minister is coming to India at the invitation of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
During his visit, Jugnauth along with Prime Minister Modi will participate in the ground-breaking ceremony of the WHO-Global Centre for Traditional Medicine in Gujarat’s Jamnagar on Tuesday and the Global Ayush Investment and Innovation Summit in Gandhinagar on Wednesday.
Apart from official engagements in Gujarat and Delhi, the visiting dignitary will also visit Varanasi. “India and Mauritius enjoy uniquely close ties, bound by shared history, culture and heritage. The upcoming visit will further strengthen the vibrant bilateral ties,” the MEA said in a statement.
The visit comes just a week after External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar met Secretary to the Cabinet of Mauritius NK Ballah in New Delhi.
Earlier in January, PM Modi and Mauritius PM Jugnauth had jointly inaugurated the Social Housing Units Project in Mauritius and virtually laid the foundation stone for the Civil Service College and 8 MW Solar PV Farm project in Mauritius. The housing units project has been implemented as part of the vibrant development partnership between India and Mauritius.