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Mauritius to invite Indian PM as chief guest on its Independence Day; heres more

announced by Mauritius vice president Paramasivum Pillay

Mauritius to invite Indian PM as chief guest on its Independence Day; heres more

It would be yet another sign of close ties between the two countries.

Mauritius has announced inviting Prime Minister Narendra Modi to attend the 50th Independence Day of the island nation as the chief guest.

This was announced by Mauritius vice president Paramasivum Pillay here on Friday.

Speaking to the reporters after meeting Legislative Council chairman D H Shankaracharya in Vidhana Soudha, he said that Mauritius is looking for collaboration with the IT industry of Bengaluru.

Apart from IT, the country is also looking to boost its prospects in medical tourism and education sector with help from India, he said.

Pillay said that 50 per cent of the 1.3 million population in the country is of Indian origin, including himself, and holds an Overseas Indian Citizen card.

The Mauritius vice president is scheduled to participate in the Agriculture fest in Mysuru.

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