India announces $500 million assistance to Mauritius
An agreement was signed on cooperation on maritime security between the two countries.india Updated: May 27, 2017 16:09 IST
India on Saturday announced a US $500 million line of credit to Mauritius as the two countries resolved to deepen ties in a range of areas including the maritime domain.
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 US $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.
The two countries also decided to ramp up cooperation in a number of areas including trade and investment.
“India is proud to participate actively in the ongoing development activities in Mauritius,” Modi said.
First Published: May 27, 2017 14:35 IST