State Visit of the President of India to Mauritius (March 11-13, 2024)

President of India, H.E. Smt. Droupadi Murmu met with H.E. Mr. Prithvirajsing Roopun, President of the Mauritius at the State House, Port Louis in Mauritius

President of India, H.E. Smt. Droupadi Murmu, was visited to the Republic of Mauritius from 11th to 13th March, 2024 to attend the National Day celebrations of Mauritius on 12th March as the Chief Guest, on the invitation of the Government of Mauritius. A contingent of the Indian Navy was participated in the celebrations along with two Ships of the Indian Navy’s First Training Squadron – INS Tir and CGS Sarathi.

President of India, H.E. Smt. Droupadi Murmu paid respects to Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam and Sir Anerood Jugnauth ath the Pamplemousses Botanical Garden in Mauritius

President Murmu held bilateral meetings with the President of the Republic of Mauritius, H.E. Mr. Prithvirajsing Roopun and Prime Minister of Mauritius, H.E. Mr. Pravind Kumar Jugnauth. In addition, President Murmu was met with the Speaker of the Mauritius National Assembly, the Chief Justice of the Mauritian Supreme Court and important Mauritian leaders.

President Smt. Droupadi Murmu conferred with the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Civil Law by University of Mauritius

During the visit, President Murmu and Prime Minister Jugnauth was jointly inaugurated 14 India-assisted projects, showcasing the growing expanse and multifaceted nature of India’s vibrant development partnership with Mauritius that constitutes a key pillar of the bilateral relationship. President Murmu was also witness exchange of important bilateral agreements that seek to further strengthen the robust bilateral institutional collaboration and capacity-building cooperation between the two countries.

President Smt. Droupadi Murmu participated as the Chief Guest in the celebrations of the 56th anniversary of the Independence and 32nd anniversary of the Republic of Mauritius

President Murmu was paid homage to Mauritian leaders at the Pamplemousses Botanical Garden and undertakes visits to historical and cultural sites, including the Aapravasi Ghat, where Indian indentured labourers first arrived in Mauritius, the Intercontinental Slavery Museum and the sacred Ganga Talao. Additionally, she was addressed the Mauritian youth at the University of Mauritius and socio-cultural organisations, members of the Indian diaspora and the Indian community at the Mahatma Gandhi Institute.

MOUs exchange between India and Mauritius

As the sixth Indian President to grace the Mauritian National Day as the Chief Guest since 2000, President Murmu’s State Visit underscores the longstanding and enduring ties between India and Mauritius. It reaffirms the continued commitment of both countries to further strengthening the bilateral relationship across all sectors and deepening our close people-to-people ties.

President Smt. Droupadi Murmu took a short metro ride and arrived at the iconic Mahatma Gandhi Metro Station in Mauritius

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