India And Mauritius
Sign Pact On Parliamentary Cooperation
NDTV, June 10, 2017
of Understanding (MoU) was signed by Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra
Mahajan and Speaker of National Assembly of Mauritius Santi Bai
Hanoomanjee after their meeting in Port Louis..
India and Mauritius today signed a pact to institutionalize
cooperation between Parliaments of the two countries.
The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed by Lok Sabha
Speaker Sumitra Mahajan and Speaker of National Assembly of
Mauritius Santi Bai Hanoomanjee after their meeting in Port
Ms Mahajan, who is leading an Indian parliamentary delegation to
Mauritius, said there is a lot to be learnt by sharing the best
practices and experiences as parliamentary democracies.
In this regard, she said the MoU on joint framework for
parliamentary support and capacity building is a "visionary step
forward", according to a statement issued by the Lok Sabha
She said the Parliament of India accords great importance to the
steady development of parliamentary relations between the two
Ms Mahajan said the relations between the two countries are
based on centuries of cultural, linguistic, social and spiritual
links that transcend extraneous considerations.
More than political and other considerations, it is the
commonality between the two societies and depth and nature of
their people-to-people contacts which provide a platform for the
sustained growth of friendship and partnership, she said.
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