PM to visit Seychelles, Mauritius, Sri Lanka next week

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New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be visiting Seychelles, Mauritius and Sri Lanka from March 10-14.

On March 11, in Seychelles, Modi will hold bilateral discussions with President James Alexis Michel to strengthen maritime ties and enhance bilateral development cooperation.

On March 11-12, in Mauritius, the prime minister will have extensive meetings with Prime Minister Sir Anerood Jugnauth to further enhance India’s special and unique relations with the country and also be the chief guest at the Mauritian National Day celebrations.

On March 13-14, in Sri Lanka, Modi will hold meetings with President Maithripala Sirisena and other senior leaders across the political spectrum.

“This will provide opportunities to build on the close contacts at the highest political level and enhance mutual cooperation and understanding on major issues of common interest,” said an official statement.

“The visit of the prime minister to our friendly maritime neighbours is reflective of India’s desire to further strengthen our ties in the Indian Ocean region,” added the statement.

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