President concludes official visits to Mauritius and Madagascar

Who: President Ram Nath Kovind

Where: Mauritius and Madagascar

When: 11-15 March 2018

  • President Ram Nath Kovind was on  five-days official visit  of Mauritius and Madagascar from 11-15 March, 2018.


  • During his stay in Port Louis, he was the Chief Guest at 50th year celebration of Mauritian Independence Day.  
  • President inaugurated World Hindi Secretariat and laid foundation stone of an ENT hospital in Port Louis . Both the centers are fully financed by India. All these projects are funded by the Government of India under a Special Economic Package.
  • He also witnessed exchange of agreements in the field of health, education, culture and civil services. 
  • India also announced a Line of Credit of 100 million dollars for defence procurement to help Mauritus’s security capacity. 
  • India also agreed to sell a Multi Purpose Offshore Petrol Vessel to the island nation. 

Madagascar (14-15 March 2018)

  • The visit of the President Ram Nath Kovind to Madagascar, from March 14-15, was the first ever visit by an Indian VVIP to the island nation.
  • In Madagascar, agreements and MoUs were signed in his presence in the fields of defence and air services. 
  • Mr Kovind inaugurated the Center for Geo-informatics Application in Rural Development which is fully financed by India. 
  • The President with his Madagascar counterpart co-chaired a Business Forum where he urged the enterpenures to become partners in India’ fast growth trajectory and help develop Madagascar. 
  • President Kovind was decorated with the Star Cross the highest civilian honour given to a foreign dignitary.

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