External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar arrived in Mauritius on Sunday on the last leg of his two-nation tour during which he will hold talks with the top leadership of India’s strategically key maritime neighbor in the Indian Ocean region.
Mr. Jaishankar, who will be in the country for two days, will call on President Prithvirajsing Roopun and Prime Minister Pravind Jugnauth – both of Indian origin.
“Namaste-Bonsoir Mauritius. Thank FM Alan Ganoo for his warm welcome. Look forward to a fruitful visit,” Mr. Jaishankar tweeted soon after his arrival here.
He will also meet the minister of foreign affairs, regional integration, and international trade and minister for land transport and light rail.
During his visit, Mr Jaishankar will review all aspects of bilateral relations, ongoing implementation of various infrastructure projects being carried out by India in Mauritius, and hold discussions on bilateral, regional, and global issues of mutual interest including India’s assistance to Mauritius.
Indian-origin people constitute nearly 70% of the population of Mauritius. Their ancestors were sent there as indentured labourers during British rule.