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The Union Minister for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Mr Radha Mohan Singh and the Minister of Business Enterprise and Cooperatives of Mauritius, Mr S. Bholah at a bilateral meeting, in New Delhi on January 16, 2017.(PIB Photo)

India, Mauritius Sign MoU on Fisheries, Cooperatives

India signed an MoU with Mauritius on Monday to cooperate in fisheries and cooperatives in agro industry, fisheries and dairy sector.

India’s Union Minister of Agriculture Radha Mohan Singh and Minister of Business, Enterprise and Cooperatives, Govt. of Mauritius, Mr. Soomilduth Bholah signed on MoU for Cooperation in the field of Cooperatives, in New Delhi on Monday.

The MoU will enable the two countries to collaborate in this vital sector and can significantly benefit thousands in Mauritius. India has also offered to exchange its expertise and technology with Mauritius in agro industry, fisheries and dairy sector.

The two ministers expressed satisfaction at the historic, time-tested relationship between India and Mauritius which is anchored in linkages of culture and ancestry has grown from strength to strength over the years, adding that frequent high level visits have added significant momentum to the bilateral relationship between the two countries.

India is enhancing ties with Mauritius and alst year, INS Tabar, a stealth frigate visited Port Louis, Mauritius from 10-13 March. The primary aim of the visit was to participate in the Mauritius National Day celebrations and strengthen the existing bonds of friendship.

In May-June 2016, Indian Naval Sailing Vessel Mhadei (INSVMhadei) with an all-women crew undertook two voyages to Port Louis, Mauritius as part of the first two open-ocean voyages of the Navy’s all-women crew of Mhadei, who are currently training to undertake a circumnavigation of the globe in 2017.

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