Narendra Modi speaks to Sri Lankan President and Mauritian PM

Narendra Modi

New Delhi । Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke to Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Mauritian Prime Minister Pravind K. Jugnauth today and praised their efforts in handling Covid-19 outbreak.

Prime Minister of Mauritius Jugnauth conveyed his condolences for the losses caused in India by Cyclone Amphan.  He thanked PM for sending the Indian Naval Ship ‘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.

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Prime Minister recalled the special people-to-people ties between India and Mauritius and said that India is duty-bound to support its friends during this time of crisis.

Taking to Twitter, the Prime Minister Modi said: “Thank you, Prime Minister @PKJugnauth for our warm conversation today! Congratulations for successfully controlling Covid-19 in Mauritius.”

“Our people share warm and special ties, based on shared culture and values. Indians will stand by their Mauritian brothers and sisters at this difficult time,” Modi tweeted.

Hailing Rajapaksa, Modi said: “Sri Lanka is fighting Covid-19 effectively under his leadership. India will continue to support our close maritime neighbour in dealing with the pandemic and its economic impact.”

However, the chat with the Sri Lankan President wasn’t limited to Covid-19 alone. Modi said, “We agreed to accelerate Indian-assisted development projects in Sri Lanka, and also strengthen investment links.”

Prime Minister conveyed his best wishes for the health and wellbeing of the Sri Lankan people.

The Prime Minister has been talking to heads of states regularly.