Prime Minister Modi meets with his Mauritanian counterpart Jugnauth, ensures India's support for Mauritius stable and secure

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi On Friday he met with his counterpart from Mauritius, who recently won a very close election, and secured India's support for the aspirations to build a safer, more stable and prosperous Mauritius.

Jugnauth, along with his wife Kobita Ramdanee, had paid tribute to the former Mata Bagulmukhi temple in Dharamshala on Wednesday, after winning the polls in his country last month.

The Prime Minister of Mauritius visited Dharamshala almost a month after his party, the Militant Socialist Movement (MSM), won the majority of seats in Parliament.

Prime Minister Modi extended his warm congratulations to Prime Minister Jugnauth for his re-election with a resounding mandate, said a statement from the ministry of foreign affairs.

Jugnauth thanked Modi and reiterated his commitment to further strengthen and deepen the fraternal and lasting bilateral ties.

Prime Minister Modi said that the government and people of Mauritius can count on the unconditional support of India and their continued solidarity in their aspirations to build a safer, more stable and prosperous Mauritius.

Jugnauth expressed deep gratitude for India's support in many development cooperation projects that are implemented in Mauritius, such as the Metro Express Project, the ENT Hospital, the Social Housing Project, which have provided real benefits to its people.

Prime Minister Jugnauth said that accelerating the pace of the comprehensive development of Mauritius and deepening the scope of cooperation with India will be his priorities in the new mandate.

He hoped that India would play an important role in this effort, according to the statement.

Both leaders agreed to work closely to build on close multi-faceted bilateral relations and explore new ways of engagement, based on mutual interests and priorities, he said.