Mauritius President to visit India today

Last Updated: Thu, Jan 03, 2013 05:50 hrs

President of Republic of Mauritius, Rajkeswur Purryag, will be paying a seven-day state visit to India beginning on Thursday.

The President of Republic of Mauritius will meet his Indian counterpart Pranab Mukherjee and hold talks with Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh tomorrow.

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

The visiting dignitary will be accompanied by Aneetah Purryag, and the Ministers of Arts and Culture and of Social Integration and Economic Empowerment, and senior officials.

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

President 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. (ANI)

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