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Modi analyzes the coronavirus situation with Lankan Prez, Mauricio PM | India News


NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi discussed the situation that emerged from the Covid-19 pandemic on Saturday with Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Mauritius Prime Minister Pravind Jugnauth.
Sri Lanka is effectively fighting Covid-19 under the leadership of Rajapaksa, Modi wrote on Twitter.
“India will continue to support our nearby maritime neighbor to deal with the pandemic and its economic impact,” he said.
The two, the prime minister said, agreed to accelerate India-assisted development projects in Sri Lanka and also to strengthen investment ties.
Modi congratulated Prime Minister Jugnauth for successfully controlling Covid-19 in Mauritius.
“Our people share warm and special ties, based on a shared culture and values. The Indians will support their Mauritian brothers and sisters at this difficult time,” he said.

Later, an official statement said that President Rajapaksa informed Modi about the steps his government is taking to restart economic activity.
“In this context, both leaders agreed on the need to accelerate India-assisted development projects in Sri Lanka. They also discussed the possibilities of promoting investment and adding value in Sri Lanka by the Indian private sector,” the statement said.
During the conversation, Modi conveyed his best wishes for the health and well-being of the people of Sri Lanka.
Another statement said that Prime Minister Jugnauth conveyed his condolences for the losses caused in India by Cyclone ‘Amphan’.
He also thanked Modi for sending the Indian naval ship ‘Kesari’ to Mauritius as part of ‘Operation Sagar’, with a shipment of medicines and a 14-member medical team to help Mauritius health authorities combat the Covid pandemic. -19.
The Prime Minister recalled the special person-to-person ties between India and Mauritius and said New Delhi is obliged to support its friends during this time of crisis.
The Prime Minister expressed his appreciation for the effective Covid-19 response mounted by Mauritius under the leadership of Prime Minister Jugnauth, which has resulted in no new cases being reported for several weeks.
He suggested that Mauritius could document its best practices, which would be useful for other countries, especially island countries, to deal with similar health crises.
The two leaders discussed improving cooperation in various areas, including measures aimed at supporting the financial sector in Mauritius, and allowing young Mauritians to study Ayurvedic medicine.

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