Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Mauritian Prime Minister Pravind Jugnauth issued joint statement on Saturday. PM Modi said that the bond between India and Mauritius extend to people and societies who take pride in their shared roots.
The two countries also signed a maritime security agreement after extensive talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Mauritian counterpart Pravind Jugnauth.
In a statement, Modi said he and Jugnauth agreed that effective management of conventional and non-conventional threats in the Indian Ocean is essential to pursue economic opportunities.
The bilateral maritime accord will strengthen mutual cooperation and capacities, he said.
A total of four agreements were signed after the talks between the two leaders.
“The agreement today on the USD 500 million line of credit to Mauritius is a good example of our strong and continuing commitment to the development of Mauritius,” the prime minister said.
"We are truly honored excellency that you have chosen India for your first overseas visit after taking on new responsibility as PM. PM Jugnauth and I agree that it is our responsibility to ensure collective maritime security around our coasts and in our EEZs. India is supporting Mauritian NCG in expanding its capacity through Project Trident; taken decision to renew life of CG Ship Guardian," said PM Modi.
"The already excellent bonds between Mauritius and India have taken on a new dimension since I became PM. We have developed a strong bilateral cooperation between Mauritius and India in the field of defence and security," said PM Pravind Kumar Jugnauth.
With PTI inputs