Mauritius Prime Minister Pravind Jugnauth said after meeting with Foreign Minister S Jaishankar (Foreign Minister S Jaishankar) in Port Louis on Monday that Mauritius and India were safe and prosperous. Working with a shared ambition of the Indian Ocean. During this meeting, various issues were discussed between the two including establishing peace and respect for the rule of law in the strategically important Indo-Pacific Region.
Jaishankar arrived here from the Maldives on Sunday in the final leg of the two-nation tour. Addressing the media jointly with Jaishankar, Jagannath said, “I had a very meaningful meeting with Jaishankar this morning where we reviewed many aspects of our cooperation and relationship and discussed how we would move forward at best.” Can increase.
Witnessed the exchange of several MOU’s and the signature of the CECPA with @DrSJaishankar Minister of External Affairs of India, further consolidating the strong ties between Mauritius and India.@HCI_PortLouis pic.twitter.com/433Br0x4Gq
– Pravind Kumar Jugnauth (@JugnauthKumar) February 22, 2021
Rule of law should be in the Indian Pacific
Mauritius and India are committed to working together as bilateral and regional partners to increase capacity for sustainable management of marine resources and to meet the challenges of the maritime sector. He said that it is our common ambition and responsibility to protect and work towards the safe and prosperous Indian Ocean.
Without naming China, Jagannath said that the issues we discussed during his meeting with Dr. Jaishankar today included ensuring peace and respect for the rule of law in the Indian Pacific region. Against the backdrop of China’s growing military activity in the region, India, America and some other powers of the world are talking about the need to ensure an independent, free and prosperous Indo-Pacific region.
Commitment to ‘quad’ countries
The Chinese military is also actively eyeing the strategic Indian Ocean region to increase Beijing’s influence. China claims almost the entire South China Sea although Taiwan, the Philippines, Brunei, Malaysia and Vietnam also claim parts of it. Beijing has established artificial islands and military installations on the South China Sea.
Jagannath said that I would like to express the renewed commitment of the ‘Quad’ countries to maintain a rule-based international system for territorial integrity and sovereignty, rule of law, transparency, freedom of navigation in international waters and peaceful resolution of disputes. Welcome to
He said that following these principles is important for maintaining peace and friendship among nations on the basis of respect for the rule of law. I have no doubt that this visit by Dr. Jaishankar will act as a new motivator for excellent relations between Mauritius and India. Let us know that ‘Quad’ is an informal group of four countries – Australia, India, Japan and America.
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