Pranab Mukherjee: India Ready to Assist Mauritius in the Field of Security

9 years, 3 months ago - March 14, 2013
India is willing to lend its support to Mauritius safety, said yesterday morning Pranab Mukherjee, who attended the signing ceremony of three bilateral agreements between Mauritius and India with Prime Minister Navin Ramgoolam at Clarisse House.

"Piracy in the Indian Ocean has a negative impact on all of us. We are very committed to the security of Mauritius and will continue to work to improve cooperation in security, "said the President of India to the press.

"Piracy in the Indian Ocean region adversely impacts us all. We are committed to the safety and security of Mauritius and will continue to work towards enhancing our cooperation in the security areas. Indian Naval Ships will continue to undertake joint anti piracy and EEZ surveillance exercises with their Mauritian counterparts to ensure maritime security in these waters. We are ready to assist the government and the people of Mauritius on security-related issues, in accordance with requirements and priorities of the Government of Mauritius”.

The President of India said that the Indian Navy ships continue joint exercises with Maurice against piracy and under the surveillance of the exclusive economic zone of Mauritius, to ensure maritime security in these waters. "We are ready to assist the government and people of Mauritius in all areas relating to security based on your needs and priorities," said Pranab Mukherjee.

Indian President said he was confident that the discussions on the Treaty of double taxation between the two countries which will lead to a mutually acceptable agreement and beneficial. " We are pleased to note that the Joint Working Group on Double Taxation avoidance Convention has met twice in the last one year which have provided an opportunity for both sides to discuss issues with the aim to find a mutually acceptable and beneficial outcome. “

Note that approximately 38% of direct investment in India comes from Mauritius. Furthermore, the taxes from the financial center Mauritian represent approximately 25% of government tax revenues.

The President of the Republic of India arrived in Mauritius Monday at the invitation of the Government of Mauritius on the occasion of the celebration of the 45th anniversary of Independence and the 21st anniversary of the Republic of Mauritius. Shortly after his arrival, Pranab Mukherjee made a courtesy visit to his counterpart Mauritian Kailash Purryag, who received a lunch in yesterday.

Bilateral agreements signed yesterday, focus on cooperation in the field of medicine and health, tourism and cooperation among the elderly and persons otherwise capable.

The President of the Republic of India had previously had a working session with the Prime Minister of Mauritius. " My discussions today with the Prime minister Dr Navin Chandra Ramgoolam, have established a firm roadmap for the consolidation and enhancement of our mutually beneficial bilateral relations. Ours is a strategic partnership which has the well-being of our peoples at its core " he had argued.

 

Text by Le Mauricien

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