President Murmu meets Mauritius counterpart, gifts him RuPay card

President Murmu is on a three-day state visit to Mauritius

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President Draupadi Murmu on Monday met his Mauritian counterpart Prithviraj Singh Roopun and held wide-ranging discussions on ways to take forward the long-term and multi-faceted bilateral relations between India and Mauritius.

President Murmu gifted President Rupun a RuPay card, which was recently launched in Mauritius.

Ms Murmu arrived during the day on a three-day state visit, during which she will be the chief guest at the country’s National Day celebrations on Tuesday.

In a post on Twitter, the official handle of the President of India said that President Murmu had a warm and cordial meeting with President Rupun at the Presidential State House.

Sharing some photos of the meeting, it said, “The two leaders discussed ways to further strengthen the unique and multifaceted bilateral relationship, including cooperation in capacity building, science and technology and various developmental projects.”

President Murmu also appreciated the Ayurvedic garden, which was established on the grounds of State House last year.

In a series of posts on Twitter, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said Ms Murmu was warmly welcomed by Rupan at the State House ahead of their bilateral talks.

Sharing some photos of the meeting, it said, “The two leaders discussed ways to take forward the long-term and close relations between India and Mauritius built on the solid foundation of kinship, culture and strong people-to-people ties.” ,

Roopan, 64, was born in an Arya Samaj family.

Murmu also visited the Ayurvedic Garden, which was set up at Rashtrapati Bhavan in collaboration with the Ministry of AYUSH last year.

Sharing some photographs of President Murmu’s visit to the Ayurvedic Garden, the Ministry of External Affairs underlined, “Traditional medicine is an important area of ​​partnership between the two countries.”

The President also paid tribute to Sir Sivasagar Ramgoolam and Sir Anirudh Jugnauth at the Pamplemousses Botanical Garden.

Sharing the photos on Twitter, the Ministry of External Affairs posted, “A solemn tribute to the architects of India-Mauritius’ enduring relations!” It said, “A moment of reverence and remembrance for two great figures in the history of Mauritius who strived to deepen the long-standing India-Mauritius friendship.”

The Ministry of External Affairs had earlier said that President Murmu was received with full state honors by Mauritius Prime Minister Pravind Kumar Jugnauth at the airport, reflecting the exceptionally close relations between India and Mauritius.

During the National Day celebrations, a contingent of the Indian Navy will also participate in the event with two ships – INS Tir and CGS Sarathi.

The Ministry of External Affairs said that apart from holding bilateral meetings with President Rupun and Prime Minister Jugnauth, Murmu will also meet the Speaker of the Mauritius National Assembly, the Chief Justice of the Mauritius Supreme Court and important Mauritian leaders during the three-day visit.

It said Murmu and Jugnauth will jointly inaugurate 14 India-assisted projects, showcasing the growing breadth and multifaceted nature of New Delhi’s vibrant development partnership with Mauritius, a “key pillar” of the bilateral relationship. Is.

The Ministry of External Affairs said the President will also witness the exchange of important bilateral agreements that will seek to further strengthen the strong bilateral institutional cooperation and capacity building cooperation between the two countries.

“As the sixth Indian President to attend the National Day of Mauritius as the Chief Guest since 2000, President Murmu’s state visit underlines the long-standing and enduring relations between India and Mauritius,” the Ministry of External Affairs said.

“This reaffirms the continued commitment of both countries to further strengthen bilateral relations in all areas and deepen our close people-to-people ties,” it said.

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