President Droupadi Murmu Declares India’s Ascent to Top Global Economies During Mauritius Visit

Last Updated on March 14, 2024 11:10 am

a momentous address during her state visit to Mauritius, President Droupadi Murmu heralded India’s imminent rise to the ranks of the world’s top three economies. Speaking at the Mahatma Gandhi Institute in Port Louis, President Murmu underscored the vibrancy and progressiveness of the ‘New Bharat,’ emphasizing its multifaceted advancements across various sectors.

“The new Bharat of today is making strides in all spheres. It is dynamic, progressive, assertive and is firmly on the way to becoming one of the top three global economies,” declared President Murmu, capturing the essence of India’s rapid evolution on the global stage.

President Murmu’s visit to Mauritius not only reaffirmed the longstanding ties between the two nations but also emphasized the transformative potential of India’s economic prowess for the region. She highlighted the extension of Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI) card eligibility to seventh-generation Indian-origin Mauritians, offering a gateway for the youth to reconnect with their ancestral homeland and explore new opportunities.

“Our ties are comprehensive covering every aspect of cooperation. Our decades-long development partnership is a shining example of India’s commitment to contribute towards the developmental journey of Mauritius and enhance the quality of life for common people,” President Murmu affirmed, reflecting on the robust bilateral cooperation between India and Mauritius.

March 12 holds special significance for both countries, symbolizing the spirit of independence and resilience. President Murmu commemorated this date, which marks the historic Dandi March led by Mahatma Gandhi in India in 1930, alongside Mauritius Independence Day. This convergence of historical milestones further solidifies the bond between India and Mauritius.

The President also underscored the significance of the Comprehensive Economic Cooperation and Partnership Agreement signed in 2021, enhancing bilateral trade and economic ties between India and Mauritius while fostering greater economic linkages with Africa through Mauritius as a strategic partner.

President Murmu’s visit culminated in her participation as the Chief Guest at the 56th Mauritius Independence Day celebrations, symbolizing the enduring friendship and cooperation between India and Mauritius. The presence of the Indian Navy contingent further exemplified the deep-rooted ties between the two maritime nations.

As President Murmu concludes her fruitful visit to Mauritius, her engagements and pronouncements have not only strengthened bilateral relations but also reaffirmed India’s commitment to regional prosperity and global leadership.

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