UNSC seat: Mauritius to back India’s bid

Mauritius President Rajkeswur Purryag has said that his country would support India’s attempts to attain a permanent seat in the United Nations Security Council.

Published: 09th January 2013 11:38 AM  |   Last Updated: 09th January 2013 11:38 AM   |  A+A-

Mauritius President Rajkeswur Purryag has said that his country would support India’s attempts to attain a permanent seat in the United Nations Security Council.

“I would like to reiterate the unwavering support of Mauritius to the legitimate bid of India for a permanent seat in the UN Security Council,” said Purryag, who was the chief guest at the inaugural ceremony of the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas here on Tuesday.

The Pravasi Bharatiya Divas is a platform for better connectivity between the diaspora and the nation, said Purryag. He pointed out that the outward remittance of the Maurtius nationals to India for the last two years stood at approximately at 55.3 million US dollars. Mauritius’ cumulative contribution towards India’s investment flows has amounted to 326.3 billion US dollars, which is 38 per cent of the total equity inflows since 2000.

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh released the special stamp to commemorate the centenary of the Gadar Movement. Releasing the stamp, he  said that the Gadar Memorial in San Francisco would be upgraded to a functional museum and library with a sculpture to honour the Gadar Babas, heroes of the movement.

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