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India-Mauritius Signed 5 Agreements
Mar 14, 2015

In his second leg of visit Narendra Modi landed in Port Louis, the capital city of Mauritius. Prime Minister Narendra Modi met his Mauritian counterpart Anerood Jugnauth to discuss the bilateral issues. He also met Rajkeshwar Purryag, the President of Mauritius.

  • India offered 500 million dollar concessional line of credit for key infrastructure projects in Mauritius.

  • India would quickly build petroleum storage and bunkering facility in Mauritius. The two countries had last year inked a MoU for Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) and Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals Limited (MRPL) to set up oil storage terminals in the island country.

  • Narendra Modi was the chief guest at the Independence Day celebrations of Mauritius on March 12.

  • Narendra Modi also addressed the Mauritian Parliament.

  • Narendra Modi also participated in the joint commissioning of India-built Offshore Patrol Vessel Barracuda.

  • Narendra Modi also launched the construction works for the building of World Hindi Secretariat.

  • India considers security cooperation to be a cornerstone of bilateral strategic partnership.

  • India intends to quickly build the petroleum storage and bunkering facility in Mauritius.

  • Mauritius offered India cooperation on information exchange on taxation.

  • During talks Mauritias raised the issue related to Mauritius-India Double Taxation Avoidance Treaty (DTAA).

  • Mauritius has been one of the biggest sources of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) into India.

  • India also agreed to technically waiving off the visa fee for Mauritius nationals in respect of the new visa on arrival system.

  • India also agreed to redirect the Indian line of credit of 200 million dollar initially meant for the light railway transit system to projects in the water and energy sector.

5 Agreements

1. In the field of Ocean Economy: This MoU will provide an extensive framework for cooperation in the field of Ocean Economy, a novel and critical area of sustainable development in the Indian Ocean Region. It provides for mutually beneficial cooperation for exploration and capacity development in the field of marine resources, fisheries, green tourism, research and development of ocean technology, exchange of experts and other related activities.

2. Programme for Cultural Cooperation for the year 2015-18: This programme will provide for enhanced bilateral cooperation in this field for the term 2015-2018. The programme, i.e., envisages exchange of cultural troupes, training in fine arts, organization of cultural exhibitions, preservation of cultural heritage, promotion of Indian languages, exchange of students, etc. This programme will also enhance greater people-to-people participation between the two countries.

3. For Import of Fresh Mangoes from India: The aim of this Protocol is to facilitate import of fresh mango fruits from India by Mauritius.

4. For Improvement in Sea and Air Transportation Facilities at Agalega Island of Mauritius: This MoU provides for setting up and upgradation of infrastructure for improving sea and air connectivity at the Outer Island of Mauritius which will go a long way in ameliorating the condition of the inhabitants of this remote Island. These facilities will enhance the capabilities of the Mauritian Defence Forces in safeguarding their interests in the Outer Island.

5. Cooperation in the field of Traditional System of Medicine and Homeopathy: This MoU will promote cooperation in the field of traditional system of health and medicine between the two countries. It envisages exchange of experts, supply of traditional medicinal substances, joint research and development and recognition of the traditional systems of health and medicine in both countries. It also aims at promotion and popularization of the various Indian traditional systems which fall under AYUSH.

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