Mauritius President meets Pranab Mukherjee, Manmohan Singh

Mauritius President meets Pranab Mukherjee, Manmohan SinghNew Delhi, Jan 4 : President of the Republic of Mauritius, Rajkeswur Purryag, met President Pranab Mukherjee at the Rashtrapati Bhavan here on Friday.

The visiting dignitary was accorded a ceremonial reception at the Rashtrapati Bhavan here.

The Mauritius President, who arrived in India on Thursday on a weeklong state visit to India, also met Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh.

External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid also called on President Purryag today.

Vice President Mohammad Hamid Ansari and Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar are also scheduled to call on President Purryag later in the day.

The Mauritius President is accompanied by his wife, 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, which is near Patna. (ANI)

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