India, Mauritius signed MoU for cooperation in cooperative sector

Posted on:17 Jan 2017 14:39:10
India, Mauritius signed MoU for cooperation in cooperative sector
17 January 2017 Current Affairs: India and Mauritius on 16 January 2017 signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to facilitate cooperation in the cooperative sector.The MoU was signed by Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh and Business, Enterprise and Cooperatives Minister of Mauritius Soomilduth Bholah.The MoU will enable the two countries to collaborate in the cooperative and related sectors and benefit thousands of Mauritians.Under the MoU, India will extend its expertise and technology to Mauritius in agro industry, fisheries and dairy sectors.

India-Mauritius relations

Mauritius maintained contacts with India through successive Dutch, French and British occupation. Diplomatic relations between India and Mauritius were established in 1948.

Political Relations: Following independence of Mauritius on 12 March 1968, the first Prime Minister and the Father of the Mauritian Nation Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam accorded centrality to India in Mauritius’ foreign policy.Subsequently, successive Mauritian leaders ensured that India occupies a position of significance and importance in the foreign policy orientation and activities of Mauritius.Prime Minister Navinchandra Ramgoolam was the only non-SAARC leader to be invited to witness the swearing in ceremony of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in May 2014.Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Mauritius in March 2015 as the chief guest at the Mauritian National Day celebrations. During this visit, both the countries signed five Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs).

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