India’s policy of mutual cooperation with any nation NOT conditional, says PM Modi after inaugurating Mauritius SC building

PRIME Minister Narendra Modi and his Mauritian counterpart Pravind Jugnauth have jointly inaugurated the new Supreme Court building of Mauritius through a video conference in the presence of senior members of the Judiciary and other dignitaries. PM Modi said the  new Supreme Court building in Port Louis will remain a symbol of India-Mauritius cooperation and shared values.*History has  taught us that in name of development partnerships, nations were forced into dependence partnerships.*India’s main principle in development cooperation is respecting partners, it does not come with conditions, PM Modi said. The Supreme Court building has been constructed with Indian grant assistance of 30 US billion US dollars  and has been constructed under the India-assisted infrastructure project. It is also one of the 5 projects being implemented by India in the African nation home to 68 percent of people of Indian origin under the social-economic package.PM Modi complimented the Government and people of Mauritius for effective management for controlling the global pandemic in the island country. He hailed India’s special friendship bond with Mauritius as one which is based on deep-rooted cultural linkages. Modi highlighted India’s belief in the concept of SAGAR which stands for security and growth for all in the region. The vision of SAGAR was enunciated by Prime Minister Modi in 2015. He underlined that India’s developmental goals are human centric and the nation always strives to move along all its partners on the trajectory of growth. He stressed that India’s relationship with other countries does not involve financial obligations but is centred towards mutual growth and respect. He mentioned joint efforts with many countries towards completion of numerous infrastructural necessities in those countries including the parliament building in Afghanistan, Mahatma Gandhi Convention Centre in Niger, Ambulance services in all the 9 provinces of Sri Lanka, Medical emergency services in Nepal among others. PM Modi affirmed that the relationship with Mauritius is bound to soar higher in coming years. Prime Minister of Mauritius Pravind Jugnauth speaking after the inauguration of the newly constructed supreme court building said India has always been helpful in development goals of Mauritius. Under Prime Minister Modi, the bond kept between both the countries has strengthened to new levels. He said, Mauritius is thankful for the support of the Indian Prime Minister towards completion of developmental projects in the country. He also recalled Prime Minister Modi’s pledge for ‘sabka saath, sabka vikash aur sabka vishwas’ doctrine. Image courtesy: Moneycontrol

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