"Development partnership is a key pillar of our relations," Modi said at the inauguration in Mauritius

New Delhi: PM Narendra Modi and his Mauritian counterpart Pravind Jugnauth on Thursday inaugurated six community development projects on Agalega Island in Mauritius. Along with this, the new airstrip and St. James Jetty were also jointly inaugurated. Not only this, according to a statement from the PM's office, this program was organized through video conferencing. The inauguration of these many projects is a testament to the strong and decades-long development partnership between the two countries, India and Mauritius.

India-Mauritius have achieved new heights in relations: PM Modi: Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said, 'In the last 10 years, India-Mauritius relations have taken an unprecedented direction,' reports say. We have achieved new heights in this relationship. We gave a new look to scientific and historical relations. Development partnership has also been a key pillar of our relations. India has always respected the needs of Mauritius.

The official statement also said that these projects are going to help meet the demand for better connectivity between mainland Mauritius and Agalega. According to the PMO, this will strengthen maritime security and will boost socio-economic development. Reports say that in fact, a few weeks ago both the leaders have launched UPI and RuPay card services in Mauritius. After which now the inauguration of these development projects is also holding great importance in this area. 

RuPay card services were launched on 12th February: Not only this, earlier on 12th February, PM Modi had launched RuPay card services in Mauritius with Jugnauth and Sri Lankan President Ranil Wickremesinghe through video conferencing. Along with this, Unified Payment Interface (UPI) services have also been started in Sri Lanka and Mauritius. Some reports say that PM Modi has said that the launch of new services will provide a lot of convenience to the citizens of both Sri Lanka and Mauritius. Talking about India's strong ties with Sri Lanka and Mauritius, PM Modi said it is a special day for the three friendly countries, as the historical connections of the three countries are also taking the form of modern digital connections. He said that these projects are also a proof of the commitment of the Government of India towards the development of the people.

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