New Delhi, Feb.5 (ANI):Dr. Navinchandra Ramgoolam, the Prime Minister of Mauritius, and his wife Veena Ramgoolam, will pay a state visit to India from February 6 to 11.
He would also be accompanied by a high level Ministerial delegation, senior officials and a business delegation.
The visit forms part of the regular exchange of high-level visits between India and Mauritius.
During his visit, Ramgoolam will call on President Pratibha Devisingh Patel and Vice-President M. Hamid Ansari and will hold bilateral talks with Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh, who will also host an official banquet in his honour.
His other engagements would include calls by Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee, Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister S. Jaipal Reddy and the Minister of State for External Affairs.
He will also call on UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi and will attend business events both in New Delhi and in Mumbai.
While in Mumbai, Ramgoolam will meet the Governor of Maharashtra, who will host a banquet in his honour.
He will also be the Special Guest of Honour at the Convocation Ceremony of Kurukshetra University on February 8, during which a Degree of Doctor of Laws (Honoris Causa) will be conferred on him.
Ramgoolam visit follows a visit by President Patil to Mauritius between April 24 and 28, 2011.
India-Mauritius relations have been unique in nature, built upon the historical and cultural linkages, which has grown into a modern vibrant partnership.
Ramgoolam visit is expected to provide further momentum to the expanding and broadening bilateral engagement between the two countries, the Ministry of External Affairs said in a statement.
A number of Memoranda of Understanding/agreements in diverse fields are expected to be signed during the visit. (ANI)
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