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PM Modi and Mauritius Counterpart to Inaugurate Community Development Projects in Island Nation Today

IndiaPM Modi and Mauritius Counterpart to Inaugurate Community Development Projects in Island Nation Today

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Mauritius counterpart Pravind Jugnauth will jointly inaugurate several key infrastructure projects on Thursday in Mauritius, including a new Airstrip and St. James Jetty, alongside six community development initiatives on Agalega Island.

The inauguration ceremony, scheduled for 1 pm, will be conducted via video conferencing, as announced by the Prime Minister’s Office. This event underscores the enduring and robust development partnership between India and Mauritius, according to a statement from the PMO. These projects aim to enhance connectivity between mainland Mauritius and Agalega, thereby bolstering maritime security and fostering socio-economic progress.

PM Modi emphasized the significance of these developments, particularly following the recent introduction of Unified Payments Interface (UPI) and RuPay Card services in Mauritius on February 12. During the launch, PM Modi highlighted the transformative potential of UPI in strengthening digital ties and fostering cross-border connections.

The virtual ceremony witnessed the participation of Sri Lanka President Ranil Wickremesinghe and Mauritius Prime Minister Pravind Jugnauth. Prime Minister Jugnauth expressed enthusiasm about the digital payment connectivity, describing it as a new milestone in the India-Mauritius relationship. He underscored the deep cultural, commercial, and people-to-people ties between the two nations, emphasizing the significance of this digital advancement as a new dimension in their enduring partnership.

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