Mauritius PM Pravind Kumar Jugnauth welcomed at Rashtrapati Bhavan, to meet Modi later today

The Prime Minister of Mauritius Pravind Kumar Jugnauth was accepted today the welcoming ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi. Jugnauth arrived in India on Friday for a three-day visit and will meet with Prime Minister Narendra Modi later today.
After the welcome by PM Modi and President Pranab Mukherjee at Rashtrapati Bhavan, Jugnauth visited Rajghat and paid homage to Mahatma Gandhi.
In addition to holding talks with the delegation with the PM Modi, Jugnauth, accompanied by his deputy Ivan Collendavelloo among other senior officials, will also meet with President Pranab Mukherjee, Vice-President Hamid Ansari, Minister of Finance and Finance Arun Jaitley, and the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Sushma Swaraj.
This is the first visit of Indian origin Juganauth aboard the Prime Minister of Mauritius.
Jugnauth met today Interior Minister Rajnath Singh, Minister of Railways Suresh Prabhu and Minister of Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan. During these meetings, India and Mauritius discussed a number of issues, including bilateral relations, maritime security cooperation, security, counter-terrorism, an interior ministry official told the IANS news agency.Mauritius is A major source of foreign direct investment in India and Jugnauth urged Indian companies to take advantage of the strategic location of the island which offers a gateway to Africa and invest in the special economic zones and pharmaceutical industry of Mauritius.
Describing Mauritius as a “home away from home” for the Indians, Jugnauth said that the partnership with India should be cemented by the CECA, which takes shape.
“The CECPA provide opportunities for greater flow of trade in goods and services and improved cross-border investment between our two countries,” said Mauricio’s prime minister, addressing Friday in the industry chambers.
Dnyaneshwar M Mulay, Secretary for Foreign Affairs of the Department of Foreign Affairs, said the two sides continued the CECPA to help diversify the basket of trade and counter the trade balance, which is currently in favour of India.
He said the CECPA project should be ready by mid-2017 with a conclusion expected by the end of the year.
India exports of petroleum products, pharmaceuticals, cereals, cotton and electrical machinery, among others, in Mauritius.
The export of the island in India is iron and steel, pearls and precious and semi-precious stones.
Modi had visited the island in March of 2015, like invited in chief during the celebrations of the National Day of Mauritius.
During his visit, Modi had ordered OPV Barracuda built by an Indian shipyard and funded by India, at the Mauritius Coast Guard.

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