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May 23, 2020
8:30PM

Mauritius thanks India for sending medicines and 14-member medical team to fight COVID-19

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi had a telephonic conversation with his Mauritian counterpart Pravind Jugnauth today. He congratulated Mr Jugnauth for successfully controlling COVID-19 in Mauritius. In a tweet, Prime Minister Modi said, the people of India and Mauritius share warm and special ties, based on shared culture and values. He said, Indians will stand by their Mauritian brothers and sisters during this difficult time.
 
Prime Minister Modi suggested that Mauritius could document its best practices, which would be helpful for other countries, especially island countries, in dealing with similar health crises.
 
Mr Jugnauth conveyed his condolences for the losses caused in India by Cyclone Amphan. He thanked Mr Modi for sending INS 'Kesari' to Mauritius as part of 'Operation Sagar', with a consignment of medicines and a 14-member medical team to help the Mauritian health authorities fight the COVID-19 pandemic. 
 

The two leaders also discussed enhancing cooperation in various areas including measures aimed at supporting the financial sector of Mauritius, and enabling Mauritian youth to study Ayurvedic medicine.
 

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