Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is on three nation visit- Seychelles, Mauritius and Sri Lanka for 5 days from 10th March 2015. On 11 March 2015, Narendra Modi visited Seychelles where he had bilateral discussions with Seychelles President James Alexis Michel to strengthen bilateral maritime ties and enhance development cooperation.
PM Modi is the first Indian Prime Minister to travel to Seychelles in 33 years. is expected to tap into the “substantive” goodwill and historical linkages between India and the three Indian Ocean economies which offer new possibilities of cooperation in Defence and economic spheres.
The Prime Minister also said that India had strong, multifaceted and important relationship with each of the three countries he is visiting, observing, “They all occupy a very important place in our foreign policy.”
After Seychelles visit, Narendra Modi headed to Mauritius where he was warmly welcomed. Modi visited the Ganga Talao in Mauritius on Thursday, 12 March 2015, considered to be the most sacred Hindu place in Mauritius, and offered prayers at the temple dedicated to Lord Shiva.
PM Modi held talk with Mauritius top leaders on 11 March 2015. Narendra Modi performed ‘Puja’ at the Ganga Talao. The Ganga Talao also known as the Grand Basin is a crater lake situated in a secluded mountain area in the district of Savanne, deep in the heart of Mauritius.
Narendra Modi was the Chief Guest at the 47th National Day – Independence Day celebration on March 12, 2015 in Mauritius. On Thursday night, PM Modi took flight to his historical visit to Sri Lanka as PM Modi is the first PM to visit Lanka in last 28 years.
On 13th March 2105, Narendra Modi would hold summit talks with Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena, who was in India last month on his first foreign trip after assuming office in January 2015. The Prime Minister’s visit to Lanka is considered to be an opportunity to further strengthen all aspects of the bilateral relationship.
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