India announces USD 100 ml LoC for Mauritius

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By Sarkaritel March 12, 2018 15:23


The President, Shri Ram Nath Kovind with the Prime Minister of the Republic of Mauritius, Mr. Pravind Kumar Jugnauth, at the delegation level talks, at National Assembly, in Mauritius on March 12, 2018. The Minister of State for Health & Family Welfare, Shri Ashwini Kumar Choubey is also seen.

India on Monday announced a new Line of Credit of USD 100 million for defence procurement by Mauritius as the two sides signed many agreements on the second day of President Ram Nath Kovind’s visit.

The agreements were signed after President Kovind held delegation-level talks with Mauritius Prime Minister Pravind Jugnauth and members of his Cabinet. “India and Mauritius share common security concerns in the Indian Ocean Region…I am happy to announce today that India will supply a Multi-Purpose Offshore Patrol Vessel to Mauritius under a Line of Credit,” President Kovind said.

The other agreements/MoUs signed between the two sides include an MoU on cooperation between Nalanda University in Bihar and Mauritius; an MoU on the establishment of an Ayurveda Chair at the University of Mauritius; an MoU between the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) in India and the Public Service Commission of Mauritius; and an agreement to facilitate cultural exchanges between the two countries.

Mauritius President Ameenah Gurib-Fakim hosted a lunch in honour of President Kovind, who congratulated Mauritius on the 50th anniversary of the country’s independence from colonial rule.

Sarkaritel
By Sarkaritel March 12, 2018 15:23