Last Updated: September 11, 2023, 20:10 IST
Varanasi [Benares], India
Mauritius Prime Minister Pravind Kumar Jugnauth on Monday visited the Dashashwamedh Ghat in Uttar Pradesh’s Varanasi and offered prayers, a day after the conclusion of the two-day G20 World Leaders’ Summit in New Delhi. Mauritius participated as a guest country in the G20 meet at the invitation of India.
PM Jugnauth was seen with a group of priests at the ghat, performing puja.
Mauritius PM Jugnauth arrived in New Delhi on Friday to participate in the G20 Summit. Prime Minister Narendra Modi held bilateral talks with his Mauritian counterpart upon his arrival.
“Prime Minister Pravind Jugnauth and I had a very good meeting. This is a special year for India-Mauritius relations as we mark 75 years of diplomatic ties between our nations. We discussed cooperation in sectors like infrastructure, FinTech, culture and more. Also reiterated India’s commitment to furthering the voice of the Global South,” PM Modi said following his meeting with the Mauritian Prime Minister.
PM Jugnauth also expressed delight at being invited to the G20 summit and said, “I must thank the Govt of India, particularly PM Modi, for having invited Mauritius as a Guest Country to attend this G20 Summit. Mauritius is very honoured to be participating. We have contributed throughout the year and we are going to contribute to this Summit.”