Mauritius President to visit India

Last Updated: Wed, Jan 02, 2013 16:10 hrs

New Delhi, Jan 2 (IBNS) President of Republic of Mauritius Rajkeswur Purryag will be paying a State Visit to India from Jan 3-10, said the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on Wednesday.

He will be accompanied by his wife Aneetah Purryag, and the Ministers of Arts & Culture and of Social Integration and Economic Empowerment, and senior officials.

Purryag will be the Chief Guest at the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas 2013 on Jan 8-9 and will be honoured with the Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Award.

In New Delhi, on Jan 4, Purryag will meet President Pranab Mukherjee and hold talks with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

Vice President Hamid Ansari, Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar and Minister of External Affairs Salman Khurshid are also scheduled to call on Purryag on that day.

Purryag will also be visiting Patna, Tirupati and Kochi during his State Visit.

In Bihar, he will also visit his ancestral village, Bojeetpore near Patna.

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