Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi and Prime Minister of Mauritius Mr Pravind Jugnauth, today jointly inaugurated the new Supreme Court building in Mauritius through video conference. The building is the first India assisted infrastructure project within the capital city of Port Louis to be inaugurated after the Covid pandemic. The landmark project has been completed with grant assistance of USD 28.12 million from the Government of India.
Speaking at the occasion, Prime Minister Modi noted the importance of human-centric approach as the underlying philosophy of India’s development cooperation and commended the role of people-oriented infrastructure projects in further cementing the close ties between India and Mauritius. The Prime Minister said that the new Supreme Court building with modern design and state-of-the-art facilities will be a fitting seat for the Mauritius judiciary, and a symbol of cooperation as well as shared values of India and Mauritius. He also pointed out that the project had been completed on schedule and at a cost below initial estimates.
Prime Minister Modi said that development cooperation with Mauritius is at the heart of India’s approach to development partnerships. He stressed that India’s development cooperation does not come with any conditions, nor is it influenced by any political or commercial considerations. India’s core principle for development cooperation is respect for our partners and the central motivation is sharing of our development lessons. This, he emphasized, distinguishes the Indian development cooperation as marked by the core values of ‘Respect’, ‘Diversity’, ‘Care for the Future’, and ‘Sustainable Development’.
Noting that India takes pride in the achievements of the people of Mauritius, Prime Minister Modi expressed his confidence that the India-Mauritius partnership is destined to soar even higher in the coming years.
Prime Minister Jugnauth expressed his deep appreciation for India’s support for the project as reflective of the close ties of friendship and cooperation between the two countries. He noted that the construction of the Supreme Court Building with Indian assistance is a new milestone in the modernization of infrastructure in Mauritius and will help make the Mauritius justice system more efficient, accessible and inclusive.
In line with India’s vision of ‘SAGAR – Security and Growth for All in the Region’, the new Supreme Court building demonstrates India’s role as a reliable partner of Mauritius in the Indian Ocean region as also India’s steadfast commitment to strengthen the future-oriented partnership between the two countries.
First of all, I congratulate the Government and people of Mauritius for effective management of the COVID-19 global pandemic.— PMO India (@PMOIndia) July 30, 2020
I am happy that India was able to support this effort through timely supplies of medicines and sharing of experiences: PM @narendramodi
Today we celebrate yet another landmark in the special friendship between India and Mauritius.— PMO India (@PMOIndia) July 30, 2020
The new Supreme Court Building in Port Louis is a symbol of our cooperation and our shared values: PM @narendramodi
Both India and Mauritius respect our independent judiciaries as important pillars of our democratic systems.— PMO India (@PMOIndia) July 30, 2020
This impressive new building, with its modern design and construction, is a mark of this respect: PM @narendramodi
Only a few months back, we had jointly inaugurated the landmark Metro project and a new state-of-the-art hospital.— PMO India (@PMOIndia) July 30, 2020
I am happy to know that both these projects are proving useful for the people of Mauritius: PM @narendramodi
It was in Mauritius that I had first spoken about India’s vision of ‘SAGAR – Security and Growth for All in the Region’.— PMO India (@PMOIndia) July 30, 2020
This is because Mauritius is at the heart of India’s approach to the Indian Ocean region: PM @narendramodi
History has taught us that in the name of development partnerships, nations were forced into dependence partnerships.— PMO India (@PMOIndia) July 30, 2020
It gave rise to colonial and imperial rule.
It gave rise to global power blocks: PM @narendramodi
India is making development partnerships that are marked by:— PMO India (@PMOIndia) July 30, 2020
Care for the future.
Sustainable development: PM @narendramodi
For India, the most fundamental principle in development cooperation is respecting our partners.— PMO India (@PMOIndia) July 30, 2020
This sharing of development lessons is our only motivation.
That is why our development cooperation does not come with any conditions: PM @narendramodi
India’s development partnerships are diverse.— PMO India (@PMOIndia) July 30, 2020
From commerce to culture,
Energy to engineering,
Health to housing,
IT to infrastructure,
Sports to science,
India is working with nations across the globe: PM @narendramodi
If India is honoured to help in the Parliament building in Afghanistan,— PMO India (@PMOIndia) July 30, 2020
It is also proud to be associated in the making of the Mahatma Gandhi Convention Centre in Niger: PM @narendramodi
India is not only proud to be helping your present.— PMO India (@PMOIndia) July 30, 2020
We consider it our privilege to help you create a better future for your youth, your next generation.
That is why, training and skilling is such an important part of our development cooperation: PM @narendramodi
The future is about sustainable development.— PMO India (@PMOIndia) July 30, 2020
Human needs and aspirations cannot be in conflict with our natural surroundings.
That is why, we believe in both human empowerment and care for the environment: PM @narendramodi
Based on this philosophy, India made efforts to nurture new institutions like the International Solar Alliance.— PMO India (@PMOIndia) July 30, 2020
Let the rays of the sun brighten the journey of human progress.
We are also working on a strong Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure: PM @narendramodi
All these values I spoke about above come together in our special partnership with Mauritius.— PMO India (@PMOIndia) July 30, 2020
With Mauritius, we share not only the waters of the Indian Ocean, but also a common heritage of kinship, culture and language: PM @narendramodi
Our partnership is destined to soar even higher in the coming years.— PMO India (@PMOIndia) July 30, 2020
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भारत और मॉरिशस मैत्री अमर रहे: PM @narendramodi